Monday, December 8, 2014

Went to the range

Recently.  Just shot 1911 and the S&W 640. 

If I could go back to 2007 and tell me that my 1911 work would improve, but that the double action would fall off.  Diagnosis?  Need more 640 practice.

Now, with a lot of things, practicing with one can make you better at the other.  Like shooting a .44 magnum then stepping back to a regular old .38 can sometimes make you feel less flinchy.   You know what I'm saying?  Or, the practicing with one can make you worse than with other.

I have decided which would most likely happen to me... Sure, all range time is useful.  If I could take a pill that added another 100,000 rounds of experience, that'd be great and a big help.  Or take a job where I am required to shoot 8 at the range 8 hours a day for a buncha months.  You can help but get stronger wrists and grip doing that, for instance.  End up like Jerry Miculek.  But that's not going to happen.  My time in a range is sorta set at a lowish bar.  So the question is, will practicing more with the 640 make my 1911 improvements slough off?  Or vicey-versi.

Either way, I think Ima need to buy more practice ammo now, in both calibers.  Running a little low on the practice stuff.  Maybe an inventory is in order.

1 comment:

Comrade Misfit said...

I don't shoot my 442 as much as I should. But it has hard grips on it (better to draw from a pocket) and after fifteen rounds, it hurts like hell.

Or it did, until I loaded up a box of "mouse phart" loads. Because factory loaded wadcutters are waay too costly for my blood.

If you don't reload, there is always dry-firing.