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by » Sat Nov 23, 2019 05:54 pm

Oh, I did misunderstand.  I looked up your link.  Never seen anything like that before.  And I imagine you're right.  At 10 yards, any drop would be negligible.  John

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by » Fri Nov 22, 2019 05:53 pm

I think you misunderstand, it is not a laser for your gun (the laserlyte stuff). The laser amno does do in the gun, but at 10 yards I cannot imagine it will be that off for just practice. But it may be.


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by » Fri Nov 22, 2019 05:45 pm

Not having any experience with one, I presume it takes some testing to get a laser set accurately to work with any particular gun.  I also wonder about long distance because a laser couldn't account for the natural drop of a bullet over distance unless you preset it for that, in which case, it would always have to be about the same distance.  John

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by » Thu Nov 21, 2019 05:42 pm

Yup, the cleaning is the other thing, I will completely clean and lube my pistols after I use them, and that takes time. Sometimes longer to clean it well then shoot 36-50 rounds. :/

I bought a LaserLyte training target set to help me:

And a pistol for it:

After I decided I rather target shoot with my real gun, so I bought a laser cartridge:

That was DUMB, because ONE works well for a semiautomatic, but not a revolver, so I struck a deal with the seller and ordered 5 more.

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by » Thu Nov 21, 2019 04:32 pm

Whoa, 8 shots in a second is pretty amazing.  I wouldn't want to be stuck under time pressure though.  When Dad and I shot, we would each fire a shot then walk the hundred feet to the target, mark the holes, then walk the hundred feet back, each take one shot, etc.  It took quite a while just to go through 20 rounds.  I think my clip was about worn out though.  It did OK but would never kick in the last round.  I guess it did alright for being made sometime in the 1930s.  I used to take it apart and clean and oil it every time we went shooting, which meant it got cleaned about every 20 shots!  John

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by » Thu Nov 21, 2019 03:56 pm

I am fully over whatever I had for a few weeks. I am happy to not be sick now.

The shooting range here started leagues and I joined. I did far better the first night than last time. Why? The first segment is shooting 2 handed 6 rounds at a target 10 yeards away, a manditory reload and then 6 more rounds in 30 seconds. My problem is the damn reload. I am using a post war pre model 10 Smith and Wesson revolver, so a reload is not as simple as dropping a clip out and slapping in a new clip. The first day I did the reload and by only got of 2 rounds after before tim was up, though all shots were great.

I ordered a speed loader to help with the reload, but there is NO speed loader that will work with a K Frame with original unmodified grips, the grip gets in the way. So I decided to try to shoot as rapidly as possible, alloing me more time to reload manually. That worked, I got all shots off, but the speed shooting caused me to miss the target 4 times and do a piss poor job on the hits. Grrrrr. So now I am practicing grabbing 3 bullets at a time and loading them in one shot. That may give me enough time to aim, shoot, reload, repeat. We shall see. I also ordered a speed strip in hopes that will work as well.


Now if I could only shoot and reload this fast:

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