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#5583017 - 02/04/15 08:02 PM pistol shooting lesson results
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Im not a pistol guy, i got my 1st semi auto, large caliber pistol a couple months back and as has been my results with several guns, i shot all over with it. I bit the bullet and got a 2 hr lesson with a local gun instructor , plesantly surprised with the results. I still have alot to do but now i have a solid base to build from. The 1st pic is the 1st 5 that he had me shoot the way i have been and the next is after a few 5 shot groups with his instruction.. excited to practice and keep improving..

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#5583018 - 02/04/15 08:02 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: Team By-God]
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#5583021 - 02/04/15 08:03 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: Team By-God]
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#5583023 - 02/04/15 08:04 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: Team By-God]
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#5583047 - 02/04/15 08:15 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: Team By-God]
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Tremendous improvement! What was the shooting distance?
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#5583063 - 02/04/15 08:23 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: Team By-God]
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All we did was close range. 3 yds, couldn't believe how big my original group was at that range.. he was pretty much shooting his in one hole for the most part. Cold weather and good old west texas wind made it a little more challenging..

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#5583074 - 02/04/15 08:25 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: Team By-God]
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That's pretty close, but you're definitely on the right track. Handgun shooting is a lot more challenging than a rifleman might think. It takes constant practice to maintain proficiency and a hell of a lot of discipline.
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#5583090 - 02/04/15 08:33 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: Team By-God]
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The only thing he didnt change was the way i loaded the gun.. it seemed really close when we 1st went to range but then you start trying to shoot a pistol into the same hole for 5 consecutive shots and it seemed further..

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#5583095 - 02/04/15 08:34 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: Team By-God]
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Huge improvement and kudo's to you for seeking out an instructor. I've done the same. Several times. Take another look at your first target.

I realize the grouping wasn't as tight, but if that piece of paper had been a thug butted punk, he'd still be dead. smile

Safe and happy shooting.
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#5583110 - 02/04/15 08:39 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: Team By-God]
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The problem with the 1st group is its 3 yds, if that goes out to 15 it would probably miss a bad guy..

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#5583135 - 02/04/15 08:47 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: Team By-God]
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Good improvement cheers

Shows you paid attention, now to practice and keep improving. Don't fall back into old habits like I have seen so may shooters do.
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#5583146 - 02/04/15 08:53 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: Team By-God]
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HUGE IMPROVEMENT!

I can't group like that with a pistol. Well done!
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#5583158 - 02/04/15 08:56 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: Team By-God]
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I honestly don't see a problem with the first group. Yes I know 3 yards or 9 feet whatever you want to call it, but that is where the mass majority of shootings happen. It's fun to try and shoot the smallest group possible, and while that is good to practice and it does make you a better shot at further distances because it's all the same technique, don't rely so heavily on trying to shoot that way all the time.

Heck, I fire hundreds of rounds a month from my pistol, I'm happy if all the shots are within a 10 inch circle from 25yds and in. I always practice shooting one handed and off handed, practice point and shoot using only your peripheral vision to pick up the slide of the weapon, and always practice shooting from the hip just after you draw your weapon. When the SHTF and you have to use your weapon I doubt you are going to obtain the perfect sight picture.

Another reason for not practicing all the time for perfect groups is, most times 1 shot does not kill or stop the threat, so if that 1 shot was well placed, then why try and fire a second shot into that same hole? Make them hurt, if the first didn't work, find a different spot. It's your life, make it your fight, and go home in the end.

Not busy in the OP, you've made a heck of an improvement and keep up the good work.
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#5583164 - 02/04/15 08:58 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
I honestly don't see a problem with the first group. Yes I know 3 yards or 9 feet whatever you want to call it, but that is where the mass majority of shootings happen. It's fun to try and shoot the smallest group possible, and while that is good to practice and it does make you a better shot at further distances because it's all the same technique, don't rely so heavily on trying to shoot that way all the time.

Heck, I fire hundreds of rounds a month from my pistol, I'm happy if all the shots are within a 10 inch circle from 25yds and in. I always practice shooting one handed and off handed, practice point and shoot using only your peripheral vision to pick up the slide of the weapon, and always practice shooting from the hip just after you draw your weapon. When the SHTF and you have to use your weapon I doubt you are going to obtain the perfect sight picture.

Another reason for not practicing all the time for perfect groups is, most times 1 shot does not kill or stop the threat, so if that 1 shot was well placed, then why try and fire a second shot into that same hole? Make them hurt, if the first didn't work, find a different spot. It's your life, make it your fight, and go home in the end.

Not busy in the OP, you've made a heck of an improvement and keep up the good work.


Not everybody is shooting pistols to train for self defense situations. I tend to practice like you because that's my goal, but some guys prefer to target shoot.
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#5583177 - 02/04/15 09:04 PM Re: pistol shooting lesson results [Re: kmon1]
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Hopefully ive seen the light and will try and not go back, kinda like my golf swing, i have a list of things to think about on every swing...now i have to remember stance, grip, tempo, trigger finger position, hand tension, hopefully it will become second nature.. looking forward to practice now tho.. going to go out this weekend and shoot a silhouette the same way i did before lesson and compare.. hopefully a postworthy result on that too..
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Good improvement cheers

Shows you paid attention, now to practice and keep improving. Don't fall back into old habits like I have seen so may shooters do.

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