Friday, June 29, 2012

range time

 so last week SIG 94 from IT DON'T MAKE SENSE posted a short story about his recent range experience and this created a bit of discussion about the targets we each use.  he wanted me to send him a link about our targets.  for me this raised two problems, both of which i have addressed and i think solved here, to wit:

1.  i can barely type, hence the all lower case or CAPS, so i sure can't link.

2.  i have no clue who makes the target.

so the solution is to take pictures and upload, then try to explain.  with some extras thrown in.

this first pic is the target we use. anything in the blue bottle is a hit, outside is a miss. that is for the state course. we tighten it up for our quals by drawing a line at the "shoulders", this is now the head, and you got to put 6 in the head. next we put a 10 inch circle just below the "shoulders" in the chest area. keep all your shots in these two areas and you are a master shooter. got to get at least 39 out of 48 in these 2 areas to get a shooting badge. you can have 35 total in the blue bottle but not in the 2 lethal zones and still qualify.

our ninjas use a 1/3 size trauma plate cut out in the head and full size, 5x8 inch trauma plate, in the chest area of this target to qualify.  they have to keep them all in those 2 areas.  for patrol carbine quals, a half circle is drawn about where the bottom of my models hands are.  above the line is 5 points below is 4.  40 round course, less than 180 you fail.

this is a target i really like. the indoor range i go to has these.  same trace as ours, but they add organs and the CNS, which takes the guess work out of it.  you can find this i believe at LETARGETS.COM.

this is what goes to work.  glock 17 with streamlight TRL 1 flashlight,  colt semi auto M4 with same light, spyderco and benchmade knives.

this is my personal time stuff.  i only carry 1 gun and knife at a time, calm down.  the semi is a SIG P239 40 cal.  the revolver is a 5 shot  taurus 650 CIA .357.   the leather is by don hume,  sure fire 6P light, and enough skill and ammo to make ne'er-do-wells wish they had picked someone else.

which brings up a final point.  the 2nd amendment is still currently in effect.  i encourage all who can, to exercise that right, and to join the NRA.



  1. Your Taurus is very much like my S&W 640, a 5 shot .357. GMTA eh?

    My other guns are a Kimber Mod 1911 Stainless Custom in .45 cal and a Glock Mod 30 also in .45 cal.

    Oh, and a nickel-plated S&W mod 1917 in .45 cal. but that's just for fun.

    Yes, I do have a thing about the .45's.

  2. those little 5 shot hammerless hide out guns are great, but its practice, practice, practice.

    1917 is a victory revolver right? half moon clips or the auto express shell? don't see many of them any longer.

    like the .45 also, but the 40 is a great cartridge, reasonably heavy and fast, good choice between not enough=9mm, and too much, all steel full size 1911.

  3. There's nothing wrong with .45.....I miss mine sometimes but c'est la vie

  4. agreed ski, but it is a bitch hiding any gun in/under a tee shirt and running shorts, especially a 1911 brick. if you only carry it sometimes, it is of no use. the only gun you can count on in a firefight is the one in your hand, unless it is made by mattel.


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