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Went to a "Steel Shoot" today

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Default Went to a "Steel Shoot" today

For not having shot steel in over twenty-five years, I was not disappointed in my performance.

I was using my old SA Government that was setup like the current Range Officer, but done almost 30 years ago.

I have changed my grip since I shot competition years ago and the grip safety would activate once in a while (which cost me time and disrupted my focus on the string).

Lesson learned: practice, practice, practice and make sure the firearm is correctly set up for you.

I changed 1911's to my Fusion Firearms framed 1911. No problems with function, but black sights on black targets in the shade made accuracy suck.

Then a "friend" said "Here, try these!" (his "pet" ammo recipe). Because my firearm is setup differently than his, I had jams with going into battery.
This cost me time and misses as I lost focus again on the string.

Lessoned learned: If it works, stick with it. Make sure the ammo works in you gun.

So, got home, cleaned the guns, poured a couple of whiskey and water, and have a good reflection on a bad day on the range is better than a good day at work.

Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

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