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Old 11-08-2011, 01:56 AM   #21
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Some time you may have to be a witness,
Funny you mention that, I was called as witness to a motor vehicle accident that happened over a year ago just today. The lawyer thinks all he will need to do is tell the other laywer he has a witness and one that remembers the details pretty well. I really hate these sub-par scummy insurance companies, I'll be glad to tell the details of what I witnessed.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:13 AM   #22
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Ive been involved in more crap as a security officer for Cisco Systems, than in Military Police (but not infantry, that was mostly pretty hairy). Had to learn much about being a "good witness".
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I generally never offer advice to a stranger without an initial conversation not related to the shooting. And even then, my advice comes in the form of my own experiences with dry-fire practice (like how my skill didn't move past "eh" until I did about 20k dry-fires over a 1-year period, among other exercises) and, just as importantly, SLOWING DOWN.

When teaching friends and such, I try to keep a balance between correcting their mistakes and just letting them enjoy squeezing off a few without buzzing in their ear and adjusting their hands every few shots. Just like with everything from math to music, I don't want to make it so tedius that it isn't fun, because then they'll just quit.

As far as range goes, with my handguns I practice from about 2yds to 25 yards in a given range session, with about 150 rounds or so from my primary defensive gun, then maybe another 100-150 rounds with a .22. I'll typically do double-tap drills on multiple targets ranging from about 2-12 yards, and then do some accuracy shooting at 25. Most range trips I even bring my handguns over to the rifle range and play with the 12" gong at 100 yards (or at 200 yards when I had my Raging Bull ).

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Did you read my first post? I don't think I am a better shooter than anyone else, as I stated. I am an observant person and tend to notice things. I notice what guns other people have, I do tend to notice how people are dressed IMO it is part of being aware of your surroundings. I pay attention to the world around me, but I am not passing judgment on anyone, just wondering if other people see the same things I do, or if I am maybe missing something that the other shooters are working on and that maybe I should too. I think you are the one passing judgement on me without knowing me or the facts.
just because you say you think your not a better shooter doesn't mean you actually do. You are the one who created a post about how horrible other shooters are.
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Whenever a shooter moves into the slot next to me I look. I suffered eye damage when an unthinking shooter moved in next to me on the rifle range. She was shooting a 300 WM with a muzzle brake and the muzzle blast went behind my glasses. I did not realize the damage until that night and was at the ophthalmologist the next day.
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just because you say you think your not a better shooter doesn't mean you actually do. You are the one who created a post about how horrible other shooters are.
Sure, because when the OP points out that they may be new shooters and is wondering if they are trying to work out a specific issue that doesn't require accuracy, he's just being so judgmental right?
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Practice doesn't make perfect.

But I have a BB gun that I fired 65,000+ rounds through

over a couple of years, and after about 2000 rounds I could

hold the rifle out single handed and hit a dime at 50 yards.

IME, repetition has a profound effect on accuracy.

That said, I enjoy going down to the local range.

I meet a lot of nice people, we try each other's guns,

and have a good time. If somebody's a prick, I move.
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