Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Range Day

Nothing big; general pistol practice and a box or so through a .22 rifle.

The lane I wound up in was kind of dim: bad for precise shooting, good for self-defense practice. I've noticed that in light that low the fiber-optic sights don't make much difference, but they do catch the eye a bit better than plain iron sights, and I'll take any advantage I can get. I shoot about half the close-up stuff with the Crimson Trace grip turned on, and the other half with it off; as Tam pointed out once, a number of things could cause the laser to be useless(heavy gloves, crap on the diode, breakage, etc.) so I still practice with the irons only.

I can't remember the brand off hand, but someone brought out a red-dot optic a couple of years ago small enough to mount in the rear sight dovetail on a pistol and not get in the way of holster carry; anyone tried one? Sounds like a great idea.

I should have taken the .22 conversion for the 1911. Days like this my hands will only take a box or so of full-power .45, so I could have done a bit more with it on. I need to remember to stick it in the range bag and leave it.

I ran the brass through the tumbler, but I'll mess with processing it tomorrow or the next day. For now, I'm tired.


Keith said...

Do you point shoot?

Firehand said...

Some, yeah. Not terribly good at it, but I think it's a skill that's good to have.