Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jackie's first range trip.

I took my new handgun (Jackie) to the range last Sunday with my good buddy Andrew. Man do I suck. This is no fault of the hardware, of course, I just need a ton of practice. I think I'm starting to get the feel for gripping the gun right with both hands. I never thought using guns properly would be this difficult in order to get the results I want, but it isn't that bad. It's encouraging me to do some major work! Here's some pics from the range trip:

As you can see; I was all over the freaking place.

Andrew did that with my gun. So I'm obviously the guy with the problem.

My shots are all the bottom left going up towards the center. I was walking it up. At least I was consistent...

In any case, I am still determined to master my firearms. All I need is some practice!

I figure I ought to get a list going, because lists are magical. I need to work on the following:






I think I'm going to start practicing all of this with all of my guns. It's nuts how fast you get tired pointing a gun at a target, so practice should really help me at the range. It's good to have goals!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A new addition to the family

So I finally went through with it. I bought my handgun the day before camp. I went and picked it up a couple of days after I got back from camp. I've been meaning to puts so picks up of the beauty. I've been neglecting my blog a bit anyway. I ended up settling on (as if it were a bad thing) the HK USP Compact in 9mm.

Next to my iphone

I like the feel and the fit, which is important when picking out a handgun. It also looks pretty cool in my opinion. I haven't fired it yet, but I'm hoping to take it down to the range soon. Apparently, you're supposed to give guns girl names, so I figured I'd settle on Jackie because it's close enough to Jack Bauer and it's not Kim Bauer. I'm confident my handgun is going to have a better track record than Kim anyway. I think I've got almost all the essentials to staving off an army of the undead now!