Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gun Blogging at the Rifle and Pistol Range: Target Practice

(click to enlarge all photos!)
Stopped into the Westside Rifle and Pistol Range today to brush up a little on my shooting. It's been a while since the last time so I was feeling a bit rusty.  The following four targets where done with a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle the full range length is 50 feet. 

There's my target just sitting there waiting.

Target No. 1 at 25 feet.
Target No. 2 at 25 feet.

Target No. 3 at 50 feet.  
I was a bit too high and hit the metal target holder.  The bullets and paint sprayed off the top.

... and then I pulled it together toward the end.

 Target No. 4 at 50 feet.

 Not bad grouping!

Can't wait to go back!


Blogger JeremyR said...

We get in weekly practice here in Kansas. Redneck Jr and I burn up about 100 22 each. Its the best way. Keep hittin em man.

May 15, 2012 10:07 PM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...

Weekly practice is a good idea. I'm going to range more often and get a license so I can own a firearm here in the city.

May 16, 2012 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're aiming a bit high then you're pulling the trigger instead of gently squeezing. On a 22 try putting only the last part of your finger in the guard, it will keep you from using too much force which shifts the gun a bit. Open sight or scope? "Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon. Always remember, windage and elevation."

May 16, 2012 10:23 AM  
Anonymous AFree American said...

Posted at Sodahead.com in response to "Is the Right to bare Arms Sexy?"

I think women who bare arms just do not go far enough ...

May 16, 2012 8:51 PM  
Anonymous AFree American said...

UI, I don't know how you feel about the color pink, but it is popular with some of the ladies.

@ the URL is the Hello Kitty AR-15 Assault Rifle in Pink. Definitely NOT a toy.

May 16, 2012 9:24 PM  
Anonymous AFree American said...

The missing URL:

May 16, 2012 9:25 PM  
Blogger JeremyR said...

Hey Urban Infidel, just a link to tonights range time.

May 16, 2012 11:47 PM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...

Thanks for the advice, Anonymous! I will definitely concentrate on squeezing the trigger lightly.

I might also be aiming high because I'm leaning on the counter so I can get a solid grip on the rifle. That lowers my vantage point.

I should also practice shooting more from a standing position.

May 17, 2012 1:31 PM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...

AFree American,

That's cool. Actually I'm not a big fan of pink. Though I'm sure that assault rifle is effective, I like guns to look like real guns.

May 17, 2012 1:33 PM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...


I LOVE IT! Do more gun blogging! Wish I could practice in my backyard, but I got neighbors that might take offense. LOL!

May 17, 2012 1:35 PM  

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