Monday, November 2, 2009

back in the saddle

Well, it seems that shooting really is just like riding a bike after all.

Smith & Wesson 642, at about 25 feet.

My first target was for practice - I had some flyers and a sloppy group, but at least they all stayed in the 9-ring.

But this second target, with all my shots neatly in the red, was the one I had to get a photo of..."before it gets ruined," said my friend, Tourist*.

And sure enough, 10 rounds later a round went wide, landing at the edge of the 8 ring. There's always one, isn't there?

Keeps you humble.


*Tourist joins us in the live Gun Nuts chat every week and has been shooting with me before I could even get my shots on paper.

15 comments:

pdb said...

Nice shooting, for a pirate.

Anonymous said...

That's very nice shooting. J-frames are hard! But I think the difficulty is all practical, i.e., small sight radius, small sights, heavy DA trigger on light gun. The guns are often surprisingly mechanically accurate. When I REALLY bear down and concentrate like a neurosurgeon, I sometimes have runs where I'm able to drop the falling plate array at 25 yards with my 642. But it's very mental. Some days I shoot patterns instead of groups with the little gun.

More practice needed. It's my carry gun.

Ride Fast said...

Yes, but can you shoot while riding a bike?

Bwahahahah.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

You shot that DA only?

Breda said...

Ride Fast, I bet I could (but not well.)

TBolt - yes. DA only.

Did it MY way said...

Nice...keep it up.

ajdshootist said...

Nice,very nice i miss being able to shoot pistols so much.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

~whistle~

Lorimor said...

Very good. Very good.

Old NFO said...

Yep, there is ALWAYS one that gets away... sigh...

Sebastian said...

All in the ten ring. The 9 ring is the uncolored ring outside that. Good shooting.

Tam said...
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Tam said...

That's plenty good shooting with an Airweight DAO J-frame.

Bob said...

I agree with Tam. That's outstanding shooting with a hard-to-shoot gun.

Mike W. said...

I guess those of us who can't ride a bike are screwed....

Good shootin'!