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I went to the range as usual today and fired 50 rounds with my Ruger SR1911 Commander. It was hot as Hades as usual and the sweat was pouring out of me, but that's Az for ya. I was shooting @30 feet. I shot 20 rounds, then 15 and then the last 15. The last 15 was right on target. Out of the 15 rounds I fired, 8 of them you can cover with a silver dollar. The farthest one away was 1 1/2" from the center and the others are within 1/2-3/4" from the center. I was done. Out of ammo but feeling real good! It was really fun today. Now I am not bragging by any means but it was one of those days that just went right for a change!!! I wish I could shoot like that all the time but I know it will never happen (I can wish for it- kind of like hold out both hands and see which one fills first). Everything just fell right, timing, grip, I was relaxed and just decided to enjoy myself before I went. Any way, that's my range report. Wish I could say this more often but don't hold your breath cuz I sure ain't.
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Yep you had a great day when you can have that close of a pattern. Who knows next time out you might do it again. I can't imagine an indoor range without a/c in AZ.
What is all the sweating about? I keep hearing AZ heat is dry so it is no big deal being hot. I guess in AZ you don't hear "don't sweat it". HA! I sure don't hear it here.
Anyway glad you had a smile on your face at the range today. I am so used to shooting so-so that if I have a day like you had I would be smiling for sure like you were.
 

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ohh it happens Tommy
and the more you shoot
the more often it happens
and then you find it happens easier!! :D

ive sure not had any good days lately ugggg:confused:




Guncheese,

I hope you are right but I know that today was more of a fluke than anything. I have been practicing every Sunday for the last 8-10 months and working on my stance, grip, breathing and everything I can think of. Today they just all came together. I won't be disappointed if it doesn't happen again. So for today, I just want to feel good and savor the moment. Thanks so much for the encouragement and maybe one day again I can relive it. But until then, I won't be holding my breath or taking a nap. First of all I will forget what I done and then turn blue from holding my breath!!!:cheesy:

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Tommy, I'm not going to sign off on 'fluke', but here's one...

Last spring I took my S&W Model 10 (3" barrel) to the range, mostly to see if it still functioned. Hadn't fired it in several years. Emptied a cylinder-full at an 8" paper plate at 25 yards and put 5 rounds into the paper. That was a fluke.

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Guncheese,

I hope you are right but I know that today was more of a fluke than anything. I have been practicing every Sunday for the last 8-10 months and working on my stance, grip, breathing and everything I can think of. Today they just all came together. I won't be disappointed if it doesn't happen again. So for today, I just want to feel good and savor the moment. Thanks so much for the encouragement and maybe one day again I can relive it. But until then, I won't be holding my breath or taking a nap. First of all I will forget what I done and then turn blue from holding my breath!!!:cheesy:

Tommy
If you ever have to use it for defense purposes, you won't remember any of it!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Tommy, I'm not going to sign off on 'fluke', but here's one...

Last spring I took my S&W Model 10 (3" barrel) to the range, mostly to see if it still functioned. Hadn't fired it in several years. Emptied a cylinder-full at an 8" paper plate at 25 yards and put 5 rounds into the paper. That was a fluke.

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Now as far as I am concerned that is DARN GOOD SHOOTING!. I don't know if I could visually make out an 8" plate at 25 yards. Especially with a short barrel. I would be tickled to death to be able to do that, however it's bad enough to go to our inside range this time of the year let alone go outside and shoot. At least we do have shade inside. Outside we do have a lot of cactus which don't give much shade, but you can tell when you stand too close!!!
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Yep you had a great day when you can have that close of a pattern. Who knows next time out you might do it again. I can't imagine an indoor range without a/c in AZ.
What is all the sweating about? I keep hearing AZ heat is dry so it is no big deal being hot. I guess in AZ you don't hear "don't sweat it". HA! I sure don't hear it here.
Anyway glad you had a smile on your face at the range today. I am so used to shooting so-so that if I have a day like you had I would be smiling for sure like you were.
Buster,
Out here we don't ever say :Don't sweat it!" cuz that ain't gonna happen. They had a report on TV today rating the worse heat areas to live in and guess what? Phoenix was #1. They say that our AVERAGE is 168 days with temps over 90 degrees. Truthfully 90 would feel good right now. We just broke another record for the number of days that we were over 110 degrees. Everyone says "it's a dry heat". I tell them so is your oven. Set the temp on your oven at 110 degrees and stick your head inside and feel the dry heat. They just look at you in kind of a funny way and walk away mumbling. They might have thought I had lost my mind or maybe, just maybe, "the heat got to that guy!" :cheesy:

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It's that "Valley of the Sun" thing, Tommy. Sounds good in Minnesota in February...
 

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now really
if you give a modest effort
the more you shoot'
the easier it gets
so dont sell your self short
watch the past to see where you are now
and youll find the more you TRY the better you do (remember that time you really tried hard and it seemed to help!) do that every shot
its a Big ole sack of work!
but it can be done
practice bad and you shoot bad
practice on top of your success and you will succeed


ive run across lots of folks that get wound up into the blazing thing
and right now i have a pretty good range pal that gets lost into the "bang bang bang" thing
and he forgets what he is up to
so i have to snap him out of it and give him a fresh direction
so do that for your self.
honest man it takes thousands of rounds to become even close to good
and use every round as a teacher
"what did i do""what did i do different""what should i have done"
and with enough powder burned (that amount is different for everybody and in my case it was kegs of powder, and im still no good)
youll be where you want to be!!!

i need to practice what i preach more often!!!
 

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well its
Overcast
57°F
14°C
Humidity 69%
Wind Speed NW 12 G 17 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1015.7 mb)
Dewpoint 47°F (8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 25 Aug 12:56 am CDT

and im loving it!!!
im not dripping!
 
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