Shooting in slow motion

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by pangris, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. pangris

    pangris Moderator

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    May 19, 2002
    Baton Rouge
    Greetings all. Just wanted to share an experience I had.

    I recently started carrying a S&W 642. I fired my new S&W 642 about 100 times at the plates (47 feet away). Was pleased to see I could consistently hit 3-5/5 plates.

    Then I pick up my STI Trojan 5.0 in 9mm. I actually laughed. G-17, same thing.

    It was a huge breakpoint for me. I realized I could think a LOT while the gun was recoiling. And do stuff. The first few times after the transition, I swear it felt like I had time DURING RECOIL to turn to my shooting buddy and say -

    Man, this thing has no recoil compared to that revolver!

    Then turn back and W A I T for the cycle to finish.

    Bear in mind this is a gun I ran 1500+ rounds through at Thunder Ranch. I KNOW the gun. But it took breaking up my normal cycle a bit to see just how easy it was to shoot, if I let it be easy to shoot!

    IF YOU ARE PAST THE POINT WHERE YOU FLINCH, I'd highly suggest you go to the range with a stout revolver - an airweight 38 or 44 mag, makes no diff. Shoot it DA for a while. Then pick up your competition gun...