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eNder159
March 10, 2009, 10:22 AM
those of you that shoot to be accurate i was wondering if anybody has any tips that i can work on when shooting my .45 kimber. I used independence .45 auto 230grain

This was from 15 yards slow fire i think i threw down 30 down range.

http://photos-b.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v645/25/115/15700381/n15700381_37284617_1582677.jpg

This was from 7 yards continuous fire approximately 20 down range

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geronimo509
March 10, 2009, 10:59 AM
I would say that you are combat accurate.

Sam1911
March 10, 2009, 11:16 AM
Yeah, you're plenty accurate enough. Now you work on speed.

-Sam

eNder159
March 10, 2009, 11:37 AM
you guys sure?

lol i feel like my groupings are wayyyyy to big at those distances

franconialocal
March 10, 2009, 12:31 PM
You're doing fine. +1 to deployment and speed work.

One thing that stands out to me is maybe while you are shooting you are "thinking" about it too much (thus your post). Fatigue can be an issue too, but that aspect is very subjective.

Work on muscle memory, smoothness, etc. and find that balance between being in the moment effectively vs. OVER thinking about what you are doing.

Chances are, instead of shooting, you are thinking "Man...I need to post this on THR and run it by the crew. Is the camera working ok? Boy it's hot out....etc. etc. It's natural, we all do it, but work on getting in the moment.

The zen of shooting perhaps?? You'll tighten up your groups considerably.

Sam1911
March 10, 2009, 01:22 PM
you guys sure?

lol i feel like my groupings are wayyyyy to big at those distances
Today 11:16 AM


Being able to shoot tight groups is fine, but it is only the very first step of mastering pistol-craft. You're getting all (but one, looks like) "A-zone" or "Down Zero" hits. That's accurate enough. Now what do your draw times, splits, transitions, and reloads look like?

You can do the mechanics. Now develop the speed and smoothness -- the "art" if you will -- to go faster.

Next, we'll discuss shooting on the advance, retreat, and moving laterally. And use of cover.

Long-range sniping with your 1911 is fun, but skips about 80% of the full skill-set of mastering the gun.

-Sam

eNder159
March 10, 2009, 02:59 PM
Being able to shoot tight groups is fine, but it is only the very first step of mastering pistol-craft. You're getting all (but one, looks like) "A-zone" or "Down Zero" hits. That's accurate enough. Now what do your draw times, splits, transitions, and reloads look like?

You can do the mechanics. Now develop the speed and smoothness -- the "art" if you will -- to go faster.

Next, we'll discuss shooting on the advance, retreat, and moving laterally. And use of cover.

Long-range sniping with your 1911 is fun, but skips about 80% of the full skill-set of mastering the gun.

-Sam


that one was a flyer..and was my first shot of the day after not shooting my kimber in months...hmm i guess i needed the reassurance that im on the right track

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