Sunday, October 23, 2011
Training Update: 10/20/11
I then slowed everything way down and ran through Dot Torture at 3 yards. This is probably the best fundamentals check drill I know of, it works pretty much everything. It was my first time running it with the Beretta and I have only cleaned the drill twice before at 3 yards with my G22 and only on days that I was really switch on, so it isn't something I can do with any consistency. I usually shoot a 49/50 with my Glock 22, pulling one round, maybe 2 on an off day. First run with the Beretta, I shot a 50/50. I was rather surprised. I actually think I could replicate it pretty much on demand too. The thinner front sight really makes it easier to get a higher level of precision because it makes it easier to get a more precise sight picture and really place the shot where I want to. I am really looking forward to running Dot Torture again and see if I can duplicate the results. If I can, I will push it back a couple yards and try again.
After the fundamental shooting, I started on reloads. I ran 1R2 drills for the rest of the training session. My average reload was 2.18 seconds. I really need to drop that down below 2 seconds and I know I am capable of it because my fastest reload was 1.71 seconds. I routinely fumble the magazine insertion just enough to throw me off or cause me to have to make a slight adjustment at the last instant. If I can get that worked out, I think I can drop the reload consistently below 2 seconds. My slowest reload was a 2.54.