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winds-of-change 09-22-2010 12:21 AM

Second trip to the range
 
This is the second time to the range. I'm shooting a Ruger GP100, 6" barrel. I mostly shot .38 special but did do a few chambers of .357 magnum. I probably put about 80 rounds through my gun today. Here's what the targets ended up looking like. I was shooting 25 yards. I really like the splatter targets. Much easier to see and take a picture of with a crappy camera phone. Please feel free to criticize, recommend, suggest or give me any kind of guidance. I am very new to this. It's only the 4th time I've ever shot a gun. :eek:

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...isk/target.jpg

This was six shots fired single action.



http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...sk/target3.jpg

Target #2,



http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...sk/target2.jpg

Target #3.

collegekid20 09-22-2010 12:55 AM

really? those aren't bad at all at 25 yds, much less for someone who is new to shooting. Looks to me like a hell of a fun time, all I can say is practice makes perfect, just keep striving to get better. Good range report

Troy Michalik 09-22-2010 12:34 PM

Looks like you're doing fine to me Winds. Keep up the good work.

Although I'm sure there is more paper that needs killin. :rolleyes:

opaww 09-22-2010 12:56 PM

looks like good shooting to me now work on off hand

jbd 09-22-2010 01:06 PM

Like stated above looks great to me and like opaww said you should do a little off hand practice also. You never know when the off hand will be the only one you can use in a bad situation.

winds-of-change 09-22-2010 01:49 PM

Thank you. I will try shooting a few chambers lefty. I'm hooked, I must say. :o

I even stopped into the gun shop to look at other guns. I don't have the $$ right now but I can look!! I admired a raspberry LCP like Bunny has. I looked at a Desert Eagle just out of curiosity, I would never buy one. And I admired an AR15 because I read about them here but I had no idea what they were. The salesman knows I'm a newbie and has been so kind and generous with his time talking to me about the different kinds of ammo and guns. Yesterday I even learned what a 'tracer round' was, how to identify it and when and how it's used.

Jo da Plumbr 09-22-2010 01:50 PM

Well done.

Keep up the good work.

CA357 09-22-2010 06:42 PM

That's good work. Practice closer in as well. Most self defense situations occur at closer ranges.

Winds, no offense intended, but it's not chambers, it's cylinders. ;)

winds-of-change 09-22-2010 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 355554)
That's good work. Practice closer in as well. Most self defense situations occur at closer ranges.

Winds, no offense intended, but it's not chambers, it's cylinders. ;)

Thank you very much for the correction. These are the things I need to learn. Cylinder it is!! I will practice in closer, too. What distance do you recommend?

orangello 09-22-2010 07:24 PM

I gotta say, those targets look well-perforated. I doubt i did as well with mine on the second trip.

Have you considered a speedloader for a quicker reload, in a self-defense situation? It is just a little gizmo that holds 6 rounds in position to load all 6 rounds at one time. It takes some practice to be able to use them quickly; i'm working on that part.


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