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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Day at the Range. Veterans remembered and other stuff

November 11th in Northern Commonwealth and 74° as I write this.  Little cool this morning and a jersey and cap were needed while doing some practice drills at the range this morning. By 0900 I was sweating and my beanie was on the seat of the jeep.  A couple hundred rounds later and I was packed up driving down the road both front windows down and  George Thorougood blasting on the CD player. never thought I would think a CD player could be out dated. That could be a whole new subject. The range was busy with others and a IDPA match was also starting. So many in the shooting friendly neighborhood also took advantage of this rare November weather. I was able to successfully use my ammo carefully and skillfully. Moving 3 targets to different positions. practicing 2 to the chest one to the head. Reloads and having an occasional double feed and 1 stove pipe. Gave me plenty of real life practice.

Practicing with my 1911's then running some drills with my main carry Glock 22. Practicing one handed weak hand also. I feel comfortable to protect me and my loved ones with any of these.

Band aides keep target shooting like this in order. Nothing like shooting a peppered target and not knowing where the impact was. Or wasn't

Lesser valued target but a target no less

Once I figure out how to use the Iphone correctly I may be able to add a little more to my range reports.

  I now face the 45 minute drive home. It's a mostly country travel and day like to day takes all the stress out of the little traffic I did encounter. I did notice that people are still very patriotic in this area. No matter what the recent election outcome is. Flags fly High and proud Red White Blue ribbons decorating the yards as I travel by. In remembrance of the Veterans who have served and who have passed in the defending the greatest country on earth. I myself served in a very unpopular war. At the time thought it was wrong. I learned as I served and as I got older that it indeed is about freedom. Young men and women dying is wrong especially if know one remembers. If you haven't already today. Stop and thank a Vet. I work with many Veterans of the current conflict and I want to thank each and everyone of them. They succeed where politicians fail.  Thank You and may your Gods look over each and everyone of you.