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I get that some of you run eleventy billion rounds weekly or simply have the innate talent of Jerry Miculek with the ghost of Bob Munden guiding your hand but alas.....that is not me.

I got out to the range recently and while I wasn’t a danger to others I certainly wasn’t cloverleafing so to speak.

Now I was “at 15 yards” and “it was truly windy as all get out” and “I was shooting pretty fast” as “I was on lunch and had to get back to work”. Sigh......Frown. I know I suck but for those of you in the same boat......what are your “excuses”.



Take care, shoot safe,
Chris


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When the importance of accurate bullseye shooting was its end results on paper, I may as well have stayed home due to too much caffiene. Didnt need a excuse for my front sight trembling.. Big Grin. To contrast this, I found that I love garlic and munching down a couple cloves would smooth out my engine nicely. This also showed on paper. So, either too much caffiene or too little garlic.
 
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The gun is more accurate than I am.
 
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I don't need an excuse.

I can't hit the broad side of a barn.

Which will really suck, if I'm attacked by a barn.
 
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"It's combat accuracy...if you put them all in the same hole, it creates a smaller wound channel, less tissue disruption, and slower exsanguination!"

I like to keep my speed shooting to steel, so I (and others) can't see how big the groups are Big Grin.

The "I need to warm up" excuse used to be a big one for me, but one of the instructors from another agency in my county has been pushing the idea of "cold start" lately. Your first shot of the day out of the holster is the one that counts the most. You don't get a chance to shoot a mag or two and warm up before a gunfight...why not take that into account on the range? With ammo availability being what it is, I've been shooting fewer rounds in a range session, but really putting a lot of emphasis on those first few, and it definitely builds confidence when you realize you can make good hits right out of the holster.
 
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This is the best I have ever done, but I really have to try, I like to shoot fast and I'm sure thats part of the problem, more of an instinct then taking my time and aiming. I guess I just have to get into the zone.

 
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"I just only need to be good enough with the pistol in order to get me to my rifle, right?"

"Can't aim worth a darn with my queasy stomach. Must've been the (fill in the blank) that we had before we got here."

"You mean we're not shooting just to waste ammo?"

"This paper punching is for the birds. I prefer and respond to the ringing of steel plates. That immediate auditory gratification is what I absolutely LIVE for..."


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I used to use the old standby of “sun was in my eyes” or the always popular “heavy wind just kicked up”.

But lately, I’ve been going with “forgot to calculate the corialis effect properly for the 124 gr 9mm at 15 yards”.

Makes me sound smarter. Still a bad shot. Just a smart bad shot!

Bill R
 
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"combat accuracy"
 
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Shooting clays separate the men from the boys. I'm a boy. No excuses I suck at it. But it's damn fun when you do hit one!


"Fixed fortifications are monuments to mans stupidity" - George S. Patton
 
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Shooting clays separate the men from the boys.


No doubt about it. When my son was at home, he'd clean the clock. When I shot, I wasn't sure if there was any bird shot in the cartridge. It had to be going somewhere.
 
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I don’t actually think that’s bad shooting. Putting it in proper context, the distance was 15 yards, double that of the majority of handgun engagements, and the OP said he was shooting “fast”, which I know is a subjective term, but is also different for everyone based on their ability.
 
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When engaging in the shotgun sports, when ever I miss a clay, or a live bird, I simply point at my target and scream out ... "Let that be a lesson to ya" !!


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Nephew used to blame “this cheap ammo my dad bought”.

We pointed out that it seemed accurate in the same pistol when his dad used it. Big Grin







 
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I used to use the old standby of “sun was in my eyes”...


I still do when using the bench rest range. It faces directly east and I always shoot first thing in the morning. On the bright side (get it?), we have a nice shelter with rafters and we can put large pieces of cardboard to block the sun.
 
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For the life of me I just can't understand the logic of shooting 25, 50, or 100 rounds into the same paper.

I rarely shoot more than 10 rounds into any target.
Paper is cheap. I use computer paper and put multiple 1" dots on a sheet and have at it.

I find it keeps me focused.

Bob


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See.. Thats what happens when you don’t keep up on your practice. Same excuse for golf


Dave
 
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I'm not getting younger and I don't find hundred dollar bills laying about very often.
 
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I am no Spring Chicken and I am doing well just to be here.
 
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Bookers Bourbon
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Damn dry eyes. Makes everything blurry.

I gotta get some new shooting glasses, these are all scratched up.



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The warrior whispers back, 'I AM THE STORM."


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