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Bill

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Range Trip - 12/6/2012

 

No time for a real range trip today so I’m using the LaserLyte range I have set up at the end of my office.  The effective range is 21 feet, effective target size – a standard IDPA target.  Today I am using the LaserLyte target as “center mass”, using the timer on my Android with a 2-second par time.

IMAG0751

This was a “stand and deliver” drill, no movement.  All draws were from concealment, single round engagements.

Goals:

All draws and first round hits sub-2 seconds

80% hit rate

Course of fire:

5-courses,  5-rounds each course    Total of 25 rounds “fired”

Round 1

Time

1

1.29

2

1.86

3

1.85

4

1.77

5

1.98

IMAG0752

100% Hit Rate


Round 2

Time

1

1.85

2

1.77

3

1.71

4

1.65

5

1.85

IMAG0753

Hit Rate 80%


Round 3

Time

1

-

2

-

3

1.92

4

1.85

5

1.72

IMAG0754

Hit Rate 100%


Round 4

Time

1

1.64

2

1.85

3

1.93

4

1.77

5

1.94

IMAG0755

Hit Rate 100%


Round 5

Time

1

1.78

2

1.85

3

1.61

4

1.77

5

1.61

IMAG0756

Hit Rate 100%


While not as much fun as “makin’ holes” or “throwin’ lead” or “burnin’ powder” – what was accomplished is 25 draws from concealment.  Each first-round hit was under 2-seconds, I had one hit “off the paper”, the rest were center mass on a “21in target”.  I was able to work on my single-hand draw, my reholstering (remember – you have ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD TO REHOLSTER!!!) and still have a very enjoyable time!

Cost comparison – Lifetime supply of Laserlyte ammo – one-time fee of ~$90 (plus batteries every now-and-then).  Cost of 25 rounds of 9MM, ~$7 + time + gas.  Not a bad trade off.

It’s my goal to do this session 3x a week, I’ll let you know how it goes!

2 comments:

  1. Definitely MOB... :-) (minute of bad guy) And a good idea. I've got the laserlyte and practice against a reduced target in my living room simulating the same thing, but I have to remember where the shots go.

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    1. I find it really is good practice and transfers well to the range and live fire. And their target works pretty well. It is light sensitive (likes low light) and will miss a hit every now and then. Still, for quick and easy practice, it's hard to beat.

      Not to mention stress relief after a difficult customer - drop the mag, rack out the chambered round and load the LaserLyte round and I'm ready to go. 25 rounds later - I'm ready to go back at it! :)

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