I’ve changed to my Springfield 1911 as my carry weapon and for our steel shoots this year. A couple of reasons:
- I seem to have no problem buying new brass and large pistol primers
- I have plenty of powder for the next couple years
- I’ve secured enough lead for around 2,200 bullets – that should get me through the year.
- Cause I wanna . . . . .
Some thoughts and observations:
I am more “deliberate” drawing my 1911 than I am with my G17. This seems to manifest itself in a more distance grip and draw from the holster, a more deliberate rotate/extension/join/safety off and then trigger press. The result is an average time for 25 draws of 2.25 for a first round hit with one draw that went so badly off the rails I just stopped and reholstered. The bottom line is about .5 seconds added to my first round hit with the 1911. That said, I am time is at about the same place as I was the end of December 2012. Soooo – thinking with my regular LaserLyte range work, my time will come back in line – around 1.7 seconds or so.
Accuracy was fine with the one draw mentioned earlier. So, 24/25 were combat effect hits. This was my break from the traditional Monday alligators from the hospitals and nursing homes I sell our software to. A little breather was needed!
Had your dry fire today? 25 draws a day will work wonders!