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Andy Rutledge

Meeting Manny

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I’m happy that Twitter friend @mannymacfly accepted my invitation this past Saturday to join me for some shooting at Proactive Defense. It was great finally meeting Manny and we had a good time doing some pistol and AR drills and Manny tested out his new AR pistol build. Nice one!

Due to a couple of classes that morning, we were relegated to the short bay, but we managed to get in some mag-exchange and multi-target drills. So glad you came, Manny! Looking forward to next time.

Manny running his new AR pistol

Nighttime Rifle Drills

Spent last night at Proactive Defense for Drills Night. We started with dry manipulations as the sun was setting. When it got completely dark, we started live-fire drills: manipulations and accuracy drills in the dark, using our weapons lights while firing (only). It was a beautiful night with a great bunch of folks.

nighttime rifle drills

Rifle Range Day

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Spent the morning with my buds J.T., Patrick, and Preston at the rifle range. Shot my AR10 .308 and the Remington 700P .300 WinMag. Great day.

Rogues Gallery

Above: What a collection of rogues I had to hang out with.

andy shooting 200 yards

Above: I’m lining up my shots at 200 yards.

Below: My first 3 shots at 200 yards. I’ll take it. We had a slight breeze from right to left.

first shots with 300 win mag

What a beautiful day!

rifles on the bench

Breaktime

Spent the morning working move-draw-shoot drills from concealment today. At 15 yards I’m averaging 1.34 seconds for consistent half-A-zone hits. At 10 yards, I’m hovering around 1.15 seconds. Had a couple at 1.07 today (w/o the move off the X).

I carry my Glock 19 as deep as my holster will go, so I really have to horse the gun out of my pants with little more than thumb and pinky. If I carried with the full grip exposed above my belt I’d want my times to be a bit faster. As it is I’m pretty happy with these times from concealment.

gun, holster, ammo, timer