Started by HAL 9000, September 20, 2012, 02:30:40 AM
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Quote from: HorrorRetro on August 27, 2012, 06:17:17 PMShooting. I recently got into it. The first time I went to the range, I thought I was going to be sick. My stomach was doing flips. After I fired my first round, I set the AR-15 down and didn't think I'd pick it back up again. After being persuaded to give it another try, I felt more comfortable. Soon after that, I was having a good time. For a novice, I'm a pretty good shot with the AR-15 as well as handguns. I never thought I'd appreciate revolvers, but I prefer the feel of a revolver over a semi-auto handgun. I'm on the lookout for a nice 38 revolver now. My first trip to the range:
Quote from: HAL 9000 on September 20, 2012, 02:30:40 AMSo Gina, get some more practice, then get out of the indoor range at 15 yards, and work your way up - there's really no excuse for not beginning at 50 yards! (IMHO) ...And just personal preference, I hate revolvers - I'm currently in favor with the Springfield XD-M series - beautiful shooting pistol with standard large capacity magazines, though they now have numerous models for CCW - compact yet staggered magazine, and new slim-line models.Anyways, just wanted to give you some encouragement - shooting can be fun. Don't cheat by using a scope - a 6-year-old ought to be able to hit the black using a scope. Be a "real" woman and use iron sights I like the Marine motto, "One shot, one kill."
Quote from: ChewMouse on September 20, 2012, 12:20:37 PM
Quote from: Paper*Boy on September 20, 2012, 11:38:10 PMAnother weapon that's fun to practice with is the Atlatl - these things were used in North America before the Bow and Arrow. With a little effort they could pierce the thick, hair matted hide of a Mammoth, or go right through the door of a car. Good video I found on YouTube (this is just some guy, not me) :
Quote from: ziznak on September 21, 2012, 12:51:45 AMI remember first seeing the atlatl in some college anthropology book and thinking it was the funniest thing. I seriously didn't think it could work.
Quote from: ziznak on September 21, 2012, 01:52:14 AMIts things like the atlatl that make me wonder how the early humans figured stuff like that out. They obviously had no physics or anything like that. Everything would have to be learned through trial and error and the knowledge gained would be collected and passed on. I always picture a line-up of tribesmen and some medicine man feeding each one a different plant or fungus to observe the effects... or"Hey bungawunga go stand over there for a second... I'm gonna see if I can't throw this stick with THIS stick and maybe it will land near you!"...and with that the first brutal sacrifice to science is made.
Quote from: Mind Flayer Monk on September 21, 2012, 02:55:57 AMNice shooting."...and before you ladies leave my island, you will all be able to do the same thing"Full Metal Jacket - Charles Whitman - Lee Harvey Oswald
Quote from: HAL 9000 on September 21, 2012, 11:18:41 PMIt's always intrigued me as to how difficult the "Oswald shots" would be, and someday I'll try and simulate with a moving target
Quote from: UFO Fill on September 22, 2012, 04:28:37 AMLater studies, IIRC the House Assassinations Committee, found that the scope was badly aligned. Folks speculated that Oswald ignored the scope and actually used the iron sights - something he would have been more used to from the Marine Corps anyway.....
Quote from: UFO Fill on September 22, 2012, 04:28:37 AMBack in the late 50s or early 60s, I was taught shooting by a fellow named Lucky McDaniel. He gave lessons with BB guns that had no sights at all. He called his method Instinct Shooting. He taught using washers with a piece of paper in the hole. He would throw the washer up in the air, and within three shots he had me consistently knocking the piece of paper out of the hole. By about 1970, the U.S. Army hired him as a shooting instructor. His books can still be found on the used market.
Quote from: MV on September 25, 2012, 11:38:42 AManyone have a good recommendation on a conceal carry holster for a glock .45? i was considering this, but wasn't sure. $60 is a chunk of change now that i'm a father.
Quote from: HAL 9000 on September 20, 2012, 02:30:40 AMYour post got me to thinkin' - I haven't been to the outdoor rifle range in 5 years. Last time outdoor pistol was 3 years ago. So my dad, suggested we go today, so we chose to shoot three rifles: AR-15M1 GarandSpringfield M1903A3 bolt-actionWe didn't have a plan per se, as we only had 4 targets, which was too bad - I didn't have the opportunity to zero-in my peep-sights for elevation or windage, so just tried my best to score accurate groupings.Additionally, after firing a few rounds, my dad said he didn't think I hit the target at all - of course, I retorted, "It's hard to see when the bullet goes through the same hole." I ended up being right later in the day, but more on that in a bit.So we chose the 200 yard range, using military rifles ranging from the 1903 Springfield used during WWI & WWII), M1 Garand semi-automatic (WWII), and today's civilian equivalent of the M-16 (AR-15). No slings allowed, fancy coats or shooting gloves as are allowed at competition matches; we just used our eyes and arms/hands.So while I didn't have an opportunity to adjust the sights, I was pretty pleased with the results. I won't show the larger bore target, as we both shot at that, and it doesn't give an accurate representation as it's filled with many holes. I'll only show my targets shot with the AR-15. Unfortunately, the spotting scope we brought, plus the angle of the sun, made it almost impossible to see the hits after each shot, so I kinda was shooting "blind" until I could go and retrieve the target.I would highly recommend you click on each picture to make it larger, otherwise you won't see a true representation of the groupings.So, without further ado, here are the pics:All at 200 yards proneFirst Grouping[attachimg=1]First Grouping covered with silver dollar[attachimg=2]Second target - labeled - 6 shots in dime radius[attachimg=3]10 shots all in half-dollar radius @ 200 yards[attachimg=4]10 shots covered by silver dollar[attachimg=5]6 shots hit would hit a dime @ 200 yards[attachimg=6]plain target - 3 shots through same hole[attachimg=7]So Gina, get some more practice, then get out of the indoor range at 15 yards, and work your way up - there's really no excuse for not beginning at 50 yards! (IMHO) ...And just personal preference, I hate revolvers - I'm currently in favor with the Springfield XD-M series - beautiful shooting pistol with standard large capacity magazines, though they now have numerous models for CCW - compact yet staggered magazine, and new slim-line models.Anyways, just wanted to give you some encouragement - shooting can be fun. Don't cheat by using a scope - a 6-year-old ought to be able to hit the black using a scope. Be a "real" woman and use iron sights I like the Marine motto, "One shot, one kill."