Favorite performance enhancer?


December 21, 2002, 08:59 PM
OK, let me be the one to kick off this forum! Name your favorite performance enhancer! :D (On a firearm, you dummy - I wasn't referring to Viagra!!! :mad: )

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December 22, 2002, 12:37 AM


December 22, 2002, 07:41 AM

Ching Sling.

Scott Evans
December 22, 2002, 05:37 PM
FEAR ...

Chris Rhines
December 22, 2002, 11:19 PM
Apart from huge quivering piles of training? :D

For rifles, a shooting sling (I'd say Ching Sling, but I like the 1907-pattern ones better for long-range shooting. Either will work.)

For pistols, night sights.

- Chris

December 23, 2002, 12:38 AM
Sams knows.

Everything else is merely an enhancement over what works.

December 23, 2002, 03:20 AM
Trigger job.

Sights to match the shooter's preference.

Carbon fiber grips :D

December 23, 2002, 09:05 AM
Skunk - you forgot...


December 23, 2002, 11:49 AM
A good breakfast. :)

Scott Evans
December 23, 2002, 12:43 PM
Like Wheaties? “Breakfast of Champions”



Jim V
December 23, 2002, 12:48 PM
I'd go with Sam's selection, but add the word "good".

December 23, 2002, 04:00 PM
Good ammunition.

December 23, 2002, 04:14 PM
Training & dry practice, topped off with night sights.

December 23, 2002, 07:08 PM
Practice. You are the weapon, everything else is supplemental.

December 23, 2002, 07:13 PM

December 23, 2002, 07:45 PM
A Positive Mental Attitude.

Backed up by lots of high-quality practise to develop your motor skills.

December 23, 2002, 11:56 PM
I am going to repeat what a lot of other people have said. Practice and a positive attitude. Although good ammo would be a good thing to have too.

December 24, 2002, 01:07 AM
Preach' didn't really specify the scenario - I kinda took it to be more "street tactics."

Situational awareness has to be numeral uno.

Being aware of your surroundings has to be at the top for what ails you.

If you don't know what's happening (to you), you can't react correctly.

Although part of - training then kicks in. & better yet than "dealing with it," many situations can be offset (for lack of a better current thought process) by a thorough understanding of what is happening to you & how to defuse it.

Trading a couple quick verbal barbs, accepting an "insult" & yup, even running away are sometimes a much better tactic than having to employ yer fave shooter.

Living is right up there with my favorite enhancers. Staying out of the legal system has to be a solid second choice. ;)

Best bet though mentioned for a more static thing would be a trigger job. A 12 pound pull on a 3 pound gun can't help anything.

December 24, 2002, 03:17 PM
I think slow paced practice at your own leisurely rate.

Or a Drill Sargent standing over you yelling at you to hit your g******n targets... either one, really. ;)

December 24, 2002, 05:47 PM
Practice and living in conditon yellow (being aware).........

December 24, 2002, 07:30 PM

El Tejon
December 24, 2002, 07:43 PM
Ahhh, brasshopper, you must define a presence with it's truancy. The answer you seek is: the absence of junk on the weapon. [gong sounds]

December 24, 2002, 08:08 PM
Three primary motivators I learned a long, long time ago FUD,
Fear, Uncertanity and Doubt. If this can't make you put forth the effort to overcome them you will not succeed.

December 25, 2002, 01:30 AM
It may sound a bit simple but the use of a spotting scope has helped my shooting. Frequent range sessions with 22 rimfire handguns and rifle have also helped me improve.

December 25, 2002, 02:32 AM
Tactical forearm light and Aimpoint red dot scope on a rifle.
Night sights,trigger work,quality factory ammo (both), and "full" capacity mags on a semi auto pistol..;)

December 25, 2002, 04:18 AM
Pistol: Standard capacity mags, night sights, lots of ammo and a GOOD holster ;)

Rifle: Lots of ammo and good sights.

shotgun: Lots and lots and lots of ammo!

December 25, 2002, 08:54 AM
A cleaning kit, a good gunsmith, and lots & lots & lots of ammo.

December 25, 2002, 12:22 PM
Practice, good training, more practice. Constant refinement.

Jon Coppenbarger
December 25, 2002, 09:34 PM
zoloft: its great if you compete as your nightly dose keeps you on a even kell and some good tranq's the night before just enough so you have that I am totally relaxed feel. LOL
vitamin A and double up a few days before and never panic, never and never think you can not be the best that day no mater who you shoot with.

Steve Smith
December 25, 2002, 10:19 PM
Jon, interesting how you and I thought of the same thing.

As a side note, would you believe I actually "fell" for a girl I went out with tonight? Man, I am such a sucker for women.

December 25, 2002, 11:02 PM
My Glasses:cool:

December 26, 2002, 12:22 AM
Prescription shooting glasses,

December 26, 2002, 02:02 AM
Assuming adequate practice, good optics are my most important firearms accessory. I find it quite common to have $600 scopes on $300 rifles. Much more useful than vice versa. S/F...Ken M

December 26, 2002, 12:47 PM
its hard to tell where you are hitting with blanks:rolleyes:

December 27, 2002, 01:38 AM
A dry martini, the other Breakfast of Champions. :D

Justin Moore
December 27, 2002, 06:09 AM
1. Folgers
2. "Real World Survival" by Walt Rauch.
3. Folgers


December 27, 2002, 04:56 PM
"Favorite performance enhancer?"


December 29, 2002, 11:45 PM
Lots of practice.

1907 Slings
High quality scopes
Good sights
Good mags
Good weather ;)

December 29, 2002, 11:52 PM
Competition/interaction with other serious shooters.

December 30, 2002, 01:19 PM
other than lots of practice, decent ammo, firearm maintenence, etc...

Good grips. I've got small hands, so proper grips help alot.

December 30, 2002, 03:53 PM
Lots of dry practice.

Shooter Solutions
January 1, 2003, 07:02 PM
It might be too obvious, but one group I think to check out also is the sister section to Firearm Accessories: Gunsmithing and Repairs Section (http://www.thehighroad.org/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=14).

That's my opinion, and I'm sticking to it.

An improvement that improves is functionally like an accessory: a well-done improvement can be effective also.

January 3, 2003, 12:33 AM
Sure, sure. Practice.

But what about equipment that fits your weapon to your ergonomics? I like the added pinky rest on my G27

--TFL alumnus--

January 3, 2003, 02:37 PM
Practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice,practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice,practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice,practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice,practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice and night sites. :D

January 3, 2003, 10:18 PM
Harris swivel bipod.

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