Something very unusual for this spring occurred over the weekend – no major rain showers . . . . what to do, what to do . . . .
Chores first – lawns here have been growing like the Amazon!! So Saturday morning saw me mowing my yard – 1.5 acres, about 1.5 hours. The afternoon saw me mowing the Ike’s grounds – 4+ acres, about 2.5 hours. Something about “lawnmower butt” comes to mind . . .
Sunday was to be heavy rain – NADA!!! Nice. So – again, all this time . . . . what to do . . . .
It’s probably been a month+ since things have truly been dry enough at the same time I had a hole in my calendar to go to the range. Sunday afternoon was it!
Packed up some target stand repair material, my trusty Springfield 1911, Ruger 22/45, 100 rounds of .22 and . . . . upon closer examination when I began to load my 1911 .45 ACP . . . . 100 rounds of 9mm. Heavy sigh.
Goals for the trip:
- Minimum 80% for both marksmanship and “draw and engage”
- 100 rounds .22 for “warm-up”
- 100 rounds .45 to follow
Obviously, due to my “cranial rectal insertion” – no .45 work was done. Heavy Sigh!
My target was one of the LE silhouette and shape targets that I like so much. Below are my two results:
- Triangles from 5 yards – 100% on left, 80% on right – each 5 round engagements.
- Circles from 7 yards – 100% on both – each 5 round engagements
- Square from 30 yards – 80% on left, 100% on right – each 5 round engagements.
- 10 rounds, 7 yards, draw and engage – 80% within the silhouette
Not bad for the trip, I’ll take it. I believe the indoor range work with the SIRT pistols is having a positive effect. Draws were smooth, target pickup quick – it all felt good, even though it’s been close to 2 months since my last range trip.
I taped the target, and proceeded to engage the silhouette with 50 rounds from a distance of 7 yards or 10 yards, I didn’t tape in between.
Result – down 4 for 50 rounds, 92%. I’ll take it.
Hope you all have had an opportunity for some range time! Remember - make a plan, document your results and work on your skills each and every trip!