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Proper "practical" shooting

#2
Me wanna play too!
That's an excellent layout that must have taken them days to set up or shoot the course of fire over. Didn't think much of the square area when he moved around with a pistol, otherwise an excellent layout.

He's an excellent shot though. Must spend hours training every week. Clays and targets from different positions, good skills and drills imo.

Makes a change from seeing the lard bellies wandering around and saying they're 'action shooters!' Used to see them all of the time pre '97 with quick draw holsters that meant they needed to lift a roll of fat or two in order to gain access to their pistols. That, and most of them never shot in competition, just wandered around with a pistol on their hip at Pistol AD.
 
#4
Back in NL I was doing a lot of IPSC pre-kids, RO'ing as well. The amount of posing was unreal... You could tell what was going to happen after the beep by the amount of poserage going on before it.

Oh, yes, and the raceguns that jammed more than L85A1's. But their owners were sooooo proud that they got exactly 162.5 power factor!
 
#5
Can you imagine the RASP you would need to write for that one...!

It would be the size of Lord of the Rings.. (and make about as much sense..)
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#6
Can you imagine the RASP you would need to write for that one...!

It would be the size of Lord of the Rings.. (and make about as much sense..)
Oh the days when we would nip off into the bush on Wainright with a few cases of ammo and some fig 11s and just have an anti ambush drills day, no rasp just common sense and a ******* good Platoon Commander!
 
#8
You can come over and use a Glock if you want!!! I was thinking about the steel challenge next year...........if I'm gonna embarass myself it might aswell be on an international level.
Glock? GLOCK? Am thinking I might get me a Sig-Sauer P226 X5 racegun... But they're expensive.....
 
#10
Glock? GLOCK? Am thinking I might get me a Sig-Sauer P226 X5 racegun... But they're expensive.....
Sorry if I caused you to have to take an extra tablet today.

I like the X5 too, Sig put out factory reconditioned/checked ones occasionaly.

Be interesting though, an ARRSE Steel Challenge team.
 
#11
Sorry if I caused you to have to take an extra tablet today.

I like the X5 too, Sig put out factory reconditioned/checked ones occasionaly.

Be interesting though, an ARRSE Steel Challenge team.
I once showed my FIL's neighbour how to hit an A3 sized target at 100yds with a Glock 22. He thought I was joking. Then I did it ;)

THis is what Stoaty wants for chrimbo:



None of your Caspian, SVI, STI 1911-based muck! :D
 
#14
I don't like the huge optic approach to shooting. My personal point of view is that it was game players who finagled the rules to get an edge to win but in the process they lost what was the purpose behind the sport. But, if I have to use one I will.

See a lot of these starting to pop up now and I don't think it will be too long before they become a standard manufacturers option on many of the brand name guns:

 
#15
Yup! :D THat sums it up about right ;)

Although I'd have a C-more instead of that monstrosity there....
I can't remember how all of the bells and whistles started. Bianchi or 1500 IIRC. My time wasn't until the 90's with Spears doing the training. There should be an IPSC (IMO) competition for 'straight out of the box' (okay, some internal fine tuning) issued (Armed Forces, Police, Coast Guard etc.) pistol. Service Pistol in effect but 'practical' courses of fire.
 
#16
I can't remember how all of the bells and whistles started. Bianchi or 1500 IIRC. My time wasn't until the 90's with Spears doing the training. There should be an IPSC (IMO) competition for 'straight out of the box' (okay, some internal fine tuning) issued (Armed Forces, Police, Coast Guard etc.) pistol. Service Pistol in effect but 'practical' courses of fire.
IDPA Stock Service Pistol Division (SSP) is probably as close as you will come in competition. Other than that quiet private "duty rig" shoots are fun.
 
#17
Makes a change from seeing the lard bellies wandering around and saying they're 'action shooters!' Used to see them all of the time pre '97 with quick draw holsters that meant they needed to lift a roll of fat or two in order to gain access to their pistols. That, and most of them never shot in competition, just wandered around with a pistol on their hip at Pistol AD.
Ahh, we have met...

Impressive shooting. I used to shoot PP1's but that was about it.

What I would REALLY like is to win the lottery and then go to the US to do some Cowboy Action Shooting. It looks a lot of fun.

[video=youtube_share;w-N7QwvX-G0]http://youtu.be/w-N7QwvX-G0[/video]
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#18
I can't remember how all of the bells and whistles started. Bianchi or 1500 IIRC. My time wasn't until the 90's with Spears doing the training. There should be an IPSC (IMO) competition for 'straight out of the box' (okay, some internal fine tuning) issued (Armed Forces, Police, Coast Guard etc.) pistol. Service Pistol in effect but 'practical' courses of fire.
There was a box dimension test but to control length of compensators etc. I used to dally a little with a mates stock CZ75 which in my humble opinion was what the Browning HP should have evolved into. Nice an easy pistol. We used to do a PP1 with standard factory/issue classics at 1 club I shot with. You could see .25 Webley pocket pistols compete against Mk5 and 6 wobblies and lugers all in all a good laugh!
 
#19
A small point I know, I liked the fact that he carried out his reload on the zip wire, it show the importance of training and creating muscle memory to carry out basic functions when stuff is happening.
I would wager that the video is the culmination of a couple of thousand hours of training and a mountain of ammo, still good drills a bit video gameish picking up guns as you go.
Then there is always the old saying "how would he do with stuff coming back at him" which is difficult to train for.
Fantastic facility.
Does any one remember the lad who shot through his car windscreen when being closed down by terrorists in NI?
 

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