|The square Post-it note is 3" square. "1" was my first shot and it looks like I was "pushing" the gun in anticipation of recoil. SA was in Single Action mode. Fly Rod explained in text. Target was 6 paces from the shooter|
As reported earlier, one of the neighbor kids purchased an inexpensive .38 Special. I have a pit where we can shoot. I supply the ammo. He supplies the hog-leg with the understanding that when things ease-up I will get a brick of primers or a mold for casting 9mm or .40 projectiles.
Today we shot up some of the "trial" ammo. The trial ammo is a dogs-breakfast of 158 grain SWC in front of various amounts of Unique and Titegroup. The target shown above is my effort at six paces.
Frankly, this is the best shooting I have done with his handgun and I am thrilled.
When asked, the kid admitted that he had been dry-firing it a great deal (20 times per night) which may have smoothed it up and he noticed that the grip was loose so he tightened the screw.
I was thrilled at the results. Just eyeballing the group, that is 2" wide by 5" tall which is perfectly adequate for real-world, defensive shooting at 6-to-7 yards.
Mr Zachary over at The Next Chapter posted about accurately shooting Double Action on January 16.
The money quote was
Keep the trigger moving, forward and back. "Once the trigger starts moving, it doesn’t stop. The compression/release sequence should not have any interruptions or slow spots. It should feel as though it is one continuous motion—just like a golf swing!"
I am not a golfer but I have been know to go fly-fishing.
Thank-you, Mr Zachary for the information. It was timely.
|Rabbit tracks. They all go through the same opening.|
|They picked that opening because "somebody" bent the top-and-bottom wires to make it just a little bit easier for them to hop through. If I ever have to set a snare to catch meat for the pot....|