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by Mike S
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 76
Views: 4850

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Wow! Very nice videos (on top of some really good shooting, especially under all the conditions you outlined), & great for being able to AAR yourself.

I'd offer a minor suggestion. Following your reloads, try to re-aquire a solid grip (consistency is key to good shooting). I noticed you were slaying the steel plates quite nicely up until a relaod, then after at least two reloads you experienced a couple misses (at 00:40 it looks like you readjusted the gun in your hands, & at 04:55 you missed the bottom plate a couple times after having hit it consistently at a greater distance).

I'm not familiar with the style of reloading your using, but after Googling it I see it is popular with competition shooting, especially when using the drop in thingies.

Regarding the grey thumb, I often shoot my .38 & .357 with the same thumb-forward grip as used with a semi-auto (muscle memory, plus is a bit more stable). I usually shoot jacketed ammo, so my thumb only gets a light grey soot mark, nowhere near the extent you have in the photo. Are you using lead (non-jacketed) ammo? For what it's worth, the only drawback I've encountered using this grip with my revolvers is when wearing gloves; the cylinders of mine rotate counter-clockwise, so the glove material will occasionally get sucked into the gap between the cylinder & frame and kinda bind up. (And of course, if using anything larger than a .357 I wouldn't recommend the thumb forward technique. And, before anyone mentions it 'Yes, I have seen the Myth Busters episode where they use a .454 Casul and it obliterated the 'simulated' thumb (aka chicken drummette)'.)

But, those are just little things to consider. I'm enjoying watching your adventures with wheel guns this year!
by Mike S
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 76
Views: 4850

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

74novaman wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:43 pm

Nice video, & awesome thread. Always good to see people pushing themselves to excel!

Obviously you know what your doing, & shooting well within the 5 second standard / A Zone.

If you wouldn't mind a bit of feedback, I'd recommend applying a little more follow through on your final shot on each string. I noticed your follow through between the first & second shots was good, but after the second (final) shot of most strings you were a bit hasty to lower the gun. This was most pronounced in the string at the 2:45-2:50 minute mark. Compare that string with the very deliberate follow through you had on the final shot of the stringing starting at the 3:30 minute mark.

Again, not bad at all. Just remember that for every shot fired we should have two distinct sight pictures; the one before the shot, & the one after. (One shot string: sight picture>shot>sight picture) (Two shot string: sight picture>shot>sight picture>shot>sight picture) (etc, etc).

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