View Full Version : Finally warm enough to shoot
04-03-2006, 08:20 AM
It was finally warm enough for me to shoot this past weekend:dc I did shoot 2 weekends ago when it was warm too! That was the first time since SC State Match in Nov.!
We had 3 g/f's this past weekend me and the boys, and I came in 2nd!!!:gf Plus out of 17 shooters I came in 7th overall:tban For some reason I am shooting faster and cleaner than EVER before, I can't figure it out.
I had one fella tell me if I kept it up I might win VA State Top Lady - shooting GUNFIGHTER, nah, I don't think that would happen but I can sure try.
Anyway we had a great shoot and greater weather. Hope all ya'll are having good weather!
04-03-2006, 08:50 AM
Yesterday, we had the opposite weather, it was nearly too hot to shoot. Saturday's temp reached mid 80's, Sunday topped out in the 90's. But it was fun anyway. I broke the 60 second stage :) but missed my last pistol shot on it, so it wasn't clean either. Got to use my new pistols too, sights are too tall though, (was told that by another shooter who used them too because he knew I shoot better than my score was showing) so need to either get used to them, or have them shaved down a bit. Ranked 47th of 50 on Saturday, but at least I wasn't last, so I am happy.
NoGunz Kay :gf
04-03-2006, 02:54 PM
Miss Angel, ..if I'da be'd there shootin' Gfunfighter with ya...... you'da still com'd in second ;).......:)
Miss Noggin's, .... I am so proud of you :D (don't be too 'fraid to get them sights adjusted:))
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04-03-2006, 03:26 PM
. I broke the 60 second stage :) but missed my last pistol shot on it, so it wasn't clean either. Got to use my new pistols too, sights are too tall though, (was told that by another shooter who used them too because he knew I shoot better than my score was showing) so need to either get used to them, or have them shaved down a bit.
NoGunz Kay :gf
Kay, can i suggest something ?.... Try putting some shots down range on paper, to work out where your point of aim is, before you start shaving down your sights. Paper keeps us honest when we practice and allows us to know if we are high or low on the targets, it may just be that you have either too much front sight or not enough when your shooting. Could also be wrong grip, in the way your holding the gun....
Everyone sights differently, there is no good someone else trying out your guns and telling you whats wrong, because you may use a totally different sight picture...
Just my thoughts...
04-03-2006, 05:21 PM
...Everyone sights differently,...
I agree with Clancy. My front sights sit too high because that's the way the revolvers fit my hand. If I have a small target to hit I have to be careful to pull the front sight down level with the rear sight. (Vaqueros)
04-03-2006, 05:41 PM
Angel, great to see you online again and happy you are getting to shoot. :)
Kay, sorry your day wasn't as nice, but happy you enjoyed it anyway. :)
04-04-2006, 12:38 AM
I've been wanting to post all day but I never got a chance. All 4 of my Great Western II's have the same sight picture you're talking about (see example on left below) and I've been shooting with it that way for 2 years. You CAN get used to it and I've been able to shoot a 1" dot on paper at 15 yds by figuring out where I needed to aim with what I had (the location of the red dot in the example on the left)....BUT the ideal sight picture is the one on the right...Finally after 2 years, I'm going to have mine "shaved down" in the next few months.
And what everyone has said about testing it on paper from a rest is a good idea, just to make sure it IS the sights...
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