Sunday, August 07, 2005

Good grief

I thought I'd try getting in on Mr. Completely's e-Postal Handgun Match, the "Flyswatter." After warming up with 12 shots into a Shoot-n-See target at 10 yards and pretty much turning the 10-ring all yellow, I went to shoot some flies. Something was just not right. It seemed like the holes were appearing several inches from where I was aiming. I just don't know what was going on. After shooting up one target and hitting one fly, I gave up.

One thing I did notice. I was using an old box of CCI CB Caps to keep the noise down in my big extended backyard (I live on a heavily wooded rectangular 5-acre lot that is over 800 feet long). They didn't all sound the same. Some went pop and some went crack.

I was planning on taking the Single-Six to range on my next range day anyway. I gotta figure out what's going on. Maybe I'll try the next match.

1 comment:

  1. It is definitely harder than it looks. There seems to be some sort of optical effect involved and I don't think anybody did very well.