Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Handgun Wednesday

I had to go to a glass shop today to get a chip repaired on my pickup windshield. The glass shop is just a mile from the Sheriff's office range and I thought that I'd take time to do a little pistol work,

When I got to the range I found a B6 pistol target and posted it on the 25 yard line. I've not yet gotten used to the crunchenticker trigger on the MP45 pistol I carry, and I focused today on trigger control, and finding the reset. I'm getting better with that pistol, but I'm not yet where I want to be. Using a 6 o'clock hold on the bull, I started squeezing the trigger and consciously holding it back, then releasing slowly to find the reset.

After 50 rounds my speed was starting to increase, but I was stringing shots down the paper.

All my shots were staying within the width of the black, but they were stringing down the paper to the five ring. From the target analysis guides I've seen, that means that I'm breaking my wrist down, dropping my head, or relaxing too soon.

I'm getting better with that pistol. I'm using smaller targets and analyzing what I'm doing wrong, not simply standing slack-jawed looking at a target with no bullet holes.

1 comment:

Rivrdog said...

I tend to do vertical stringing as well, PawPaw, and going totally against advice, what I've done to manage it is add a skosh of subconscious uptilt to the wrists as I touch off the shot. Strangely enough, this does NOT produce any high shots, just gets me back to the X-ring where I want to be.