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After one year of shooting

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:18 pm
by Deitz83
I was told that if I got a CHL that I needed to practice. Over the past year I went to the range twice a month. I would go over my targets with my neighbor a retired officer and firearms instructor. I was afraid to go shooting with him. Just did want to make a fool of myself. I finally found a place that would allow me to draw from the hip. I picked a day we could have the range to ourselves. I didn't want to take a class and have nowhere to practice. It just didn't make sense to me. Over the past year, I listened to everything he told me. Buy ammo when it was sale. You can never have enough! I made power point presentation on gun safety and how to shoot.

I trained protection dogs for a hobby for years, so I know the importance of the Germany way of doing things over and over again, until it is done right. Today, he ran me through some drills and was really pleased with my presentation, grip, hits on target and with double taps. I was upset with myself that I was pulling to the right, but my groups were close. My mind and body lost focus when I tried dropping one magazine and inserting another. My magazine would not drop freely and when I switched guns. I became mentally frustrated. I will work on this at home, with empty magazines.

Every, three months I will get three new exercise to work on, in addition to showing progress or regress on the previous excises. I am lucky, to have a him as my mentor, neighbor and friend. Shoot often, Safely and Enjoy the Experience...

Re: After one year of shooting

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:58 pm
by Ed4032
Well done. It is a really fun sport if done safely. Keep practicing and try a IDPA type match for fun. It adds another level of stress to it all. Similar to a CHL environment.

Re: After one year of shooting

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:03 pm
by Ed4032
If you are in the DFW area come out to DPC. The matches are low key and fun. I'm there for the RWG and PPM matches. I'm easy to find because I'm usually the guy at the desk collecting the money and signing folks in.

Re: After one year of shooting

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:31 pm
by Deitz83
Thanks for the invite. I will come out and watch a match.

Re: After one year of shooting

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:34 pm
by Beiruty
Deitz83 wrote:Thanks for the invite. I will come out and watch a match.
This Sat there is a match. I plan to be there. Welcome to DPC no entry fee if you are a spectator. Shooting is fun though

Re: After one year of shooting

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:03 pm
by Lena
Go with Beruity and I to the 3rd Sat match at Terrell and shoot it you will love it, no pressure at all, my days of willing them are long gone I just love to shoot and visit. Where are you located?

Re: After one year of shooting

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:01 am
by AverageJoe
Beiruty wrote:
Deitz83 wrote:Thanks for the invite. I will come out and watch a match.
This Sat there is a match. I plan to be there. Welcome to DPC no entry fee if you are a spectator. Shooting is fun though
What is DPC?

Re: After one year of shooting

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:07 am
by Beiruty
AverageJoe wrote:
Beiruty wrote:
Deitz83 wrote:Thanks for the invite. I will come out and watch a match.
This Sat there is a match. I plan to be there. Welcome to DPC no entry fee if you are a spectator. Shooting is fun though
What is DPC?
http://www.dallaspistolclub.com/

Re: After one year of shooting

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:08 am
by Beiruty
Lena wrote:Go with Beruity and I to the 3rd Sat match at Terrell and shoot it you will love it, no pressure at all, my days of willing them are long gone I just love to shoot and visit. Where are you located?
:iagree: :tiphat:

Re: After one year of shooting

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:54 am
by Deitz83
Guys what time is match Saturday is see 8 am and 11 am on the DPC calendar? Also, what time is the Terrell match and location? I would like to watch and learn.

Re: After one year of shooting

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:11 am
by GeekwithaGun
Deitz83 wrote:Guys what time is match Saturday is see 8 am and 11 am on the DPC calendar? Also, what time is the Terrell match and location? I would like to watch and learn.
Personal Protection Match (PPM) starts at 11:00am - I may be there, got to check with SWMBO

Re: After one year of shooting

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:13 pm
by Lena
Terrell starts sharp at 0900 3rd Sat
PM me for any info, hope you can make it , you will enjoy it, very friendly easy going, just a fun day. Location is 10 min N of Terrell I would be glad to meet you and let you follow me, it would be MUCH easier ! for you.

Re: After one year of shooting

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:17 am
by Ed4032
Come shoot this weekend at DPC. The RWG match starts at 9:15.