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#31 THE KING

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:40 PM

Just got home from the p.m. class with the girls. Lots of good instruction from both instructors. The girls needed a little extra work to help them with their grip, and stance. The best thing that came out of it was the confidence the girls earned today. Looking forward to going again after they practice their new skills.

Ha! King and I were chatting next to his bike when you drove up. I took the AM class.

You were right, class was awesome. My buddy Ken wants to do the class again. See you next month.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 04:21 AM

Just got home from the p.m. class with the girls. Lots of good instruction from both instructors. The girls needed a little extra work to help them with their grip, and stance. The best thing that came out of it was the confidence the girls earned today. Looking forward to going again after they practice their new skills.


That was you. Awesome, the girls did a good job. I hope to see you guys again soon. It was a great day. Hot, but good. You're right, I could see the difference in their confidence by the end of class.

I'm assuming you were the taller of the two gentlemen that came on the Harley Davidsons. Steffie had a blast and you guys helped with that. She fumbled quite a bit with the magazine release on the HK I loaned her, but it was the only higher capacity gun I had in 9mm that could be carried in condition one. She carries a P238 so I wanted her to practice draw and safety manipulation, otherwise I would have given her my VP9 for the day and shot something else myself. When we go back she's going to have her own proper polymer pistol. She finally understood why I have been pushing her to get a P30 or similar. Once she has that at home too practice with you're going to see her really improve.
My wife can actually shoot pretty good under zero pressure. Yesterday had her so wound up she forgot everything and defaulted to panic because she was anxious about everyone watching. So, like the gentlemen we are, we missed a bit from our normally perfect groupings(right lol) and helped her find her groove. And her grip. Fatigue was a thing yesterday too. She popped off shots before the sights were lined up and her grip would shift as she ran each magazine.
We've got them coming out of a holster right, and reholstering safely. That's big. And they got a real shooting class under their belt while coming home with advise and instruction to help them grow. It's going to be a busy summer driving to ASC so they can practice.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:37 AM

Yes, I was the taller guy on the silver / copper colored Harley. You're right, I was watching your wife when she was shooting. She did settle down by the end of class and was doing great.

I didn't know who the little blonde was but she grabbed me up to run the competition drill with her at the end. She also did a good job once she got going. Tell her I said thanks for the good day.

Next time we'll have to talk. You were way too quiet.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

I'm generally pretty quiet in unfamiliar company. Sorry about that. Once I warm up my personality comes out and you'll struggle to get words in.
Just the same, nice "meeting" you, we'll do it right next time.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 02:25 PM

Just signed up for the July 14th AM class. Looking forward to it. Spoke to John and he was friendly and helpful. 


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:46 PM

I'm generally pretty quiet in unfamiliar company. Sorry about that. Once I warm up my personality comes out and you'll struggle to get words in.
Just the same, nice "meeting" you, we'll do it right next time.

I'm much the same in regard to being quiet around new people, but I will say King is pretty easy to talk with. I met him at Todds first pool party.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:50 PM

I'm generally pretty quiet in unfamiliar company. Sorry about that. Once I warm up my personality comes out and you'll struggle to get words in.
Just the same, nice "meeting" you, we'll do it right next time.

I'm much the same in regards to being quiet around new people, but I will say King is pretty easy to talk with. I met him at Todds first pool party.

Hey I resemble that remark. Haha, That was a few years ago. Plus I had a blast that day.

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 05:25 AM

I attended the class last summer and it was great. The thing I remember most, especially after watching a short part of the posted video, was how tiring that side to side shuffling and shooting made me. It actually winded me a bit! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 08:07 AM

My son and I will be at the June 16th AM class.


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 12:02 PM

I'll be at the July 15th Advanced class. Looking forward.

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 12:55 PM

I'll be at the July 15th Advanced class. Looking forward.

We might see you there :)


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 02:58 PM

I'll be at the July 15th Advanced class. Looking forward.

We might see you there :)

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 04:33 PM

I am also signed up for the June 16th class...or at least I paid for it but have not gotten a response back from the owner confirming my registration or anything like that so...you know I'm gonna show up and things are going to be awkward. 


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 04:45 PM

Give him a call.  John Miller @(815) 955-6094


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 04:53 PM

Give him a call.  John Miller @(815) 955-6094

 

I've exchanged emails with him in the past. I may call him tomorrow during business hours. 


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 09:02 PM

So a couple of things I noticed while you and your son where shooting.  

 

  1. You both have decent trigger control and can hit targets at that range
  2. you both bring the gun very low during reloads which is causing you to take forever to hit the reloads
  3. When you load to prep the gun keep it up in the position like you are catching a basketball
  4. Hit the mag release before tilting the gun so that the mag drops out
  5. If it does not drop free with the gun not tilted either get your gunsmith to work on the gun or try different mags that are now swelled up 
  6. Stop sawing the gun in and out quickly when you fire keep the gun out before bringing it in and bring is back to a higher position (stop being in a race to bring the gun back just lower the gun like 2 inches to observe your results)
  7. In general raise your workspace (the area you do reloads and all admin functions) of the gun to upper chest area
  8. Also it looks like you gun belts are not run through the loops of your pants (this is why it is hard for you folks to reholster)

 

By the way nice shooting your trigger control and sight alignment look good.  Again practice hitting the mag release with the gun not tilted and you will hae much better results on the reload.

 

Sorry for the unsolicited advise feel free to ignore it if you do not find a value but my reload is around 1.25 on average. 


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:44 AM

So a couple of things I noticed while you and your son where shooting.  

 

  1. You both have decent trigger control and can hit targets at that range
  2. you both bring the gun very low during reloads which is causing you to take forever to hit the reloads
  3. When you load to prep the gun keep it up in the position like you are catching a basketball
  4. Hit the mag release before tilting the gun so that the mag drops out
  5. If it does not drop free with the gun not tilted either get your gunsmith to work on the gun or try different mags that are now swelled up 
  6. Stop sawing the gun in and out quickly when you fire keep the gun out before bringing it in and bring is back to a higher position (stop being in a race to bring the gun back just lower the gun like 2 inches to observe your results)
  7. In general raise your workspace (the area you do reloads and all admin functions) of the gun to upper chest area
  8. Also it looks like you gun belts are not run through the loops of your pants (this is why it is hard for you folks to reholster)

 

By the way nice shooting your trigger control and sight alignment look good.  Again practice hitting the mag release with the gun not tilted and you will hae much better results on the reload.

 

Sorry for the unsolicited advise feel free to ignore it if you do not find a value but my reload is around 1.25 on average. 

I'm happy to take all advice given.  I can't get better without it.  :)


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 09:17 AM

If you practice loading the gun higher again like catching a basketball high, you will start to bring that reload higher and get it done much better.  Just keep the gun level when hitting the mag release and then tilt the gun for the magazine both of those will fix your reload.






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