25 yard bullseye practice

Yesterday morning, I spent about 1.5 hours shooting at 25 yards. I started off relatively well, but had some issues later on as lack of stamina became an issue.

As I shot this time, I focused primarily on:

  • Applying pressure to the front and back straps as opposed to the side of the grips
  • Keeping both eyes open and turning the red dot down

I’ve still got what I consider to be a considerable amount of shake/tremor when aiming. At this point, I’m attributing that to muscle control which should get better with time. I’ve got shake side-to-side, but also, I find it difficult to keep from moving vertically.

Out of 110 shots with Federal AutoMatch, I had 1 failure to eject. This is with a TANDEMKROSS firing pin and extractor.

I also had 3 non-scoring shots.


Pistol League Week 1 – Fall 2018

This past Tuesday, I competed in the pistol league. This first week was meant to be a practice, but since I’ll be in Orlando from September 29th to October 8th, I’m going to use this week as my first week of competition!

This week, I scored a 710, which is 202 points higher than what I scored the last time I shot a 900. 😱

Adding the Volquartsen trigger and the Ultradot Matchdot II have definitely helped. I’ve also got a set of Hogue grips on that make the grip much more comfortable.

As I write this, I realize that I should probably start taking pictures of my targets so that I can get an idea of the group sizes. They definitely weren’t good… But, it’d be nice to be able to see how they improve over time.

For this match, I used Federal AutoMatch. I had one failure to eject and one failure to feed.

Bugs were a big issue as night settled in. I should probably find some way to keep the bugs off of my neck. When I smacked at one, it sure did leave a stink. 😄

Range Log: September 19th, 2018

I switched up my schedule a bit and tried going to the range first thing this morning after dropping kids off at school. I ended up being at the range from about 8:20-9:10am and I shot 50 rounds in that time. Overall, it was a good start to the morning and I felt I was able to focus a bit better throughout the day.

One welcome change was the addition of a spotting scope which made it super easy to see the shots on target from 25 yards away! But, it’s also one more thing that I have to carry and setup.


I had 50 shots across 3 targets and my average score was 67.33 on these eze-scorer targets. 

Range Log: September 11th, 2018

This past Tuesday, I shot a 508 at a practice NRA precision tournament. As you can see below, things started out pretty bad. Luckily, I got some tips throughout the night from some kind people.


  • Place a drop of oil on top of every other mag to keep junk flowing
  • But, don’t store bullets with oil on them
  • Place left hand in pocket
  • Take a couple of breaths between shots during the slow fire course
  • If I can’t take a shot within 8 seconds on slow fire course, rest, and then try again


Range Log: September 4th, 2018

I went out to the range today expecting to participate in an NRA Precision practice match. Unfortunately, the match was cancelled, and I didn’t find out until I got there. But, I decided to get some shots in.

I shot a total of 110 rounds. 90 rounds at 25 yards and 20 rounds at 50 yards. All shots were done one-handed.

For the most part, weather was clear. At times, there was a very light sprinkle.