According to the round count, it’s time to replace six (6!) parts on my EDC G19. All but one I’ve replaced one or more times already on this pistol, but this’ll be the first replacement of the magazine-catch spring.
Warts, misses, and all. Here I’m just working at 10 yards on a couple of 8″ steel plates, doing multi-target drills from concealment with my EDC rig. It’s raw, so plenty of misses and such.
I like working a lot of these kinds of simple drills, drawing from a concealed holster to put accurate hits on target quickly. It doesn’t always go perfectly, which is why we call it training. Aim is to get better over time.
This is a simple manipulation drill I do every time I train with my rifle, just to reinforce the fundamentals of changing sides with my tools. I make sure to keep things simple, only 2 hand position changes (and not shuffling around on the rifle), and toggle the selector switch before and after each change.
This is just a drill to practice manipulations and garment management while moving.
I often practice shooting while moving fast to cover. I think it’s a good skill to have ready when needed. This one follows up with a 6″ target hit at 18 yards, from cover.
Today I was targeting a little 6″ circle at 25 yards for time, from concealment. I like doing this drill both as a competence checkup and as a technique-building drill. I do it at least twice a month for 100-200 rounds.
I typically hit at about 1.45 to 1.6 seconds, but that’s on a 10″ target. Today’s 6″ plate was more of a challenge!
Update 2/20/19: After my appeal, Twitter informs me that because of my “threat of violence” (against robots?) I’m permanently suspended from twitter. I’ve tried various other accounts and they’re each shut down within a matter of a couple minutes. Seems I’m gone forever form Twitter. All because they lack the capacity to see that my movie quote was directed in clear jest at Boston Dynamics’ creepy robots. It was fun hanging out with allayalls on twitter. Cheers.
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So I’m suspended from Twitter. Again. As usual it is a completely farcical mistake. On their part.
So my movie quote from “Taken” directed toward the horrifying robots was taken as an actual threat of harm against folk. Twitter is literally the worst.
I’ve appealed and hope to be back up in a few days. Sigh.
If your pistol is in a holster, make sure that it is ALWAYS loaded and chambered. If it is not loaded and chambered DO NOT put it in a holster. Your failure to follow this simple rule and advisable system will almost certainly get you or someone else killed.
This means at home, at the gun range, in a firearms class, …everywhere: if your pistol is unloaded, DO NOT put it in a holster. Only holster a loaded-and-chambered pistol.
This is a drill I run at least ever other week. I like to keep up my familiarity with defending from compromised positions.
As you can see, it’s not all rainbows, unicorns, and bacon chocolate. Training is messy business when you’re exploring your limits. Lots of misses means lots more training!