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I think that's stellar results considering it's been a year and all the equipment issues...
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And BF isn't getting younger. Are ya Lynn?
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at least the flashlight didn't shine off his bald head and blind him this time...  Whistling
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I resemble that, F you Bud!
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

at least the flashlight didn't shine off his bald head and blind him this time...  Whistling

We HAVE to wear 2 cylume sticks during the match (one in front and one in back) for safety reasons (no shooting at cylume sticks allowed). Mine were particulary bright Sat. night. It was so dark, that to navigate I would hold one over my head and let the light reflect off my head so I could see where I was goingBucky
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See, Can I call them or what?!?!?!? Smile
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Saturday night I had the pleasure to watch Beltfed in action on the night pistol course. The range used for this shoot is deep in the bottom of a narrow valley. Man it was dark down there. Being cloudy and 20 degrees didn't help matters at all. Not as fast as some he was more efficient with less misses making for better times. Everyone had to wear Cyalume sticks for safety. When the shooting groups moved from one station to the next it looked like a line of gnome miners walking to work. It was a lot of fun and all the others shooters were friendly and courteous. All were having a fun time.
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I've always wanted to meet Lynn and see that range and the machine gun annual.  Bucky
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If you go you need to be prepared for some climbing. The 75 ft from the parking lot to the bottom where this range lies drops 45 ft in elevation.
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How did the old guy make it?

BF that is!!!
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armed mad and cussing..... v I'm thinking....  and heading in the other! Wink
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Actually he scampered down the side of the hill like a squirrel after a nut.
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That was ON the way down  to shoot naturally....   it's the climb back up afterwards that kills....
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OK, 3_tens did embellish just a little about the Hole (I think). And I caught all kinds of grief from the other members for not providing 3_tens with shooting gear and letting him shoot (at least I didn't catch grief for having a non-member at a night shoot). Also after looking at my scores, I have to conclude that besides more practice, I need to look at my equipment again.
I had planned on using a different pistol and light for this match, but I discovered at the last minute that the light I planned on using needed some repair, and since everything is holster specific, I was stuck with gear I'm not really happy with. While I MAY stick with the same pistol, the sights and lights have got to change; I'm going to ditch the grip switch too. Since I'll probably have until April before the next match, I'll have time to fine tune my sights and maybe add a new light and laser combo.
The other thing I learned, I already knew about Glocks. When using rail mounted accessories on a Gen. 3 Glock, make sure you use Gen. 3 magazines; otherwise you could have a failure to feed.
Night shoots are a load of fun and they certainly add a new challenge and learning curve to a match. Even though I sucked at the last match from my own perspective, I know I have been better in the past and right now I'm blaming my equipment.
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at least you didn't blame poor old Lile....
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Lile would have just put me one spot further down the listSad
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  My shooting ability wouldn't drop you a notch. Not in the last 15 years anyway. In a pressure situation accuracy beats speed in most cases. You didn't waste that many rounds.

It is impossible for me to imagine that the Navy used this area to test fire 16" guns.  Closed in as you are in those narrow valleys. Talk about mega concussion. It would be almost enough pressure to cause your toe nails to pop off.


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They were 14" guns. It was also back in the late 30s early 40s I think, and it wasn't nearly as populated. Anyway there were some consequences as windows were blown out and wells dried up for a time, for the few homes that were in the area.
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Well the Streamlight TLR-2G finally came in yesterday. I only had an hour to play with it, but so far I like it. While I'm not ready to give a full review of it, I will have to say the light is plenty bright and I love the green laser. I mounted it on 2 different Glocks and the laser was right on for a 25yd zero without having to adjust it. The on/off switch was easy to use like the Insight switch. The function switch was a little small and hard to get to when mounted, but that may be a good thing. My biggest concern is the operating temperature limits of the laser. 32* is the lower limit of the laser and the first night match I ever shot was on a cold February night and 22* was the temp when I shot. It's not that big of a deal, but it is a limitation.
Overall I like it and I think it will help, but time will tell.

Now if I can get the sights right.
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Using the laser for trigger control training is the best side effect for using the laser. One of the shooters at Knob Creek had a green laser. It was easy to see his lack of control by the dip then move to the right as he pulled the trigger before each shot. Dry fire practice using a laser can really help correct bad form. Next time you go show them how it is done. Good Luck Show off your skill. Smile
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Well we FINALLY got around to having another 3-gun night match that I could attend. We had to have it on the main range because half the Hole was flooded and It wouldn't have been safe to shoot down there. This was actually a good thing because courses could be stretched out, especially for the rifle course. We also had to be a little creative with our targets since no one wanted to run down to the Hole and drag up target stands in 90*+ heat. We used paper plates stapled to the cardboard target stands that Knob Creek Range (KCR) uses for targets for pistol and rifle. We used clay birds for shotgun targets. We also only had 2 stages, since that's all we could run at the same time on the same range and maintain safety.
The rifle or pistol only stage started off as a slalom that you had to move through and shoot targets on the move then you came to a stop point and engaged targets from 5 to 35 yards. There was a total of 23 targets and each paper plate (the target) required 2 shots to be neutralized. The pistol/shotgun course had 7 paper plate targets that required 2 shots each and 6 clay birds at about 15 to 20 yards that had to be broke to count. You started with the pistol and engaged a target at about 3yds then moved to another position with another target along the way then engaged the remaining pistol targets. You then either continued with the pistol and shot the clay birds or you grounded your pistol and picked up your staged shotgun and engaged the birds.

The rifle and shotgun were set up the same as before. My pistol was wearing a different light this time. I was using a Streamlight TRG-2 with a green laser.
The pistol, light/laser was an unexpected improvement. I had sighted the laser in at 50yds a couple of weeks ago and hadn't messed with it since. When I started the stage I just turned the light/laser on and left it on. The first target I used my sights and maybe the second, but somewhere I realized I was just looking over the pistol at where the laser was pointing and pressed the trigger. It must have worked; I shot that stage clean too.
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Things I'm learning (OK, I'm really confirming what I already suspected) from playing with this laser: In daylight the laser is of little use over conventional sights. Your trying to see a very small dot at distance when it's faster and more precise to just line up the sights. In low light the laser/light combo is faster than conventional sights with a mounted light. It's easier to find that bright little dot on a target when your pointing a mounted light at it than it is to find and align the sights with a mounted light. Of course trigger control is still important.
I still have more research to do.
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