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The Triple Nickle

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by HKUSP45Css, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. HKUSP45Css

    HKUSP45Css

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    I met a Triple Nickle coin holder for the first time ever. He was a nice guy and an awesome shooter. I was out to the range when the Air Marshals were qualifying and he was one of the CFIs.

    For those of you unfamiliar with the Triple Nickel, there are currently only 68 people who hold coins. The course of fire is very tough.

    5 targets at 5 yards in 5 seconds, each target must be engaged twice and the shooter must reload after target one and before target five. You have to successfully complete the course three times within a year of your first successful attempt to get the coin.

    Scoreable area is the 4/5 ring on Tran Star-II or the outer bottle for QIT targets and all line shots are considered misses regardless of which side they are on.

    So, do we have any Triple Nickel holders on the boards? Anyone else think they can do it? Anyone else got an extremely tough course of fire to discuss?

    Unfortunately, to get a coin you have to be an LEO (local, state, federal or foreign), full time active or reserve military, Credentialed Instructor for any of those agencies or retired from any of them with 10 years service.
     
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  2. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

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    Are you kidding? This forum is LITTERED with em. :)



    1st time I ever heard of such a thing, to be honest.

    'Drew
     

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    HKUSP45Css

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    Here's the website with a video of the course of fire. Impressive just seems like such an understatement.


    http://triple-nickel.net/
     
  4. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    I've done the quadruple quarter. 25 shots on 25 targets in 1/25th of a second. From concealment in a level-three holster. No ammo on my body and a single-stage press in the corner.

    Now THAT'S hard.
     
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    Gallium CLM

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    Looks interesting. If my range allowed

    - drawing from the holster
    - shooting at multiple targets
    - loading more than five rounds

    I MIGHT have tried it. Until then, one can only dream, can they?
    :)

    oh yeah, the LE part is also something else aint happening anytime soon either. :faint:

    'Drew
     
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    Your range doesn't allow you to load more than 5 rounds? :wow:

    It would alos be something I would mind trying if it was opened to more then LEOs. If I only know when I was i the Navy.
     
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    Gallium CLM

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    There is a public range, slightly out of my travel distance ("Blue Mountain") that only allows loading
    one round per instance with rifle shooting.
     
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    HKUSP45Css

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    I'd be curious to hear if anyone thinks they could do it? I know I can't.


    I found out this morning that my field office has two coin holders and one guy who's trying to get one.
     
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    Humph....I watched the video and I have seen guys I shoot with shoot that fast before. I doubt I could do it right now but if I had a week to work on that and nothing else, maybe, once. It's hard to tell from the video, and maybe this is the hard part, but how big is the target area you must shoot into? That's got to be the part that gets you.

    Greg
     
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    I shot a quarter at 500 meters...But it took me 5 years.
     
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    Not me...
     
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    it's not a small target. It's 4/5 ring or third group out, not the big round one. Or the outer bottle on the second target. Essentially just center mass hits on a man sized target at 5 yards.
     
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    This would not be hard with a little practice.
     
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    Oh, yeah? Well, I can do it with only half as many brain cells!
     
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    Doesn't sound that hard. Where do you do it?

    We have a course in some classes that requires engaging 3 round steel plates at 7 yards with 2 shots each, then reloading and engaging all 3 again, for a total of 12 shots and a reload. Some of the guys do that in under 4 seconds and I can usually do it in around 5. Most everybody who takes the class can do it in 4-8 seconds by the end of day 2.
     
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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I watched the video.

    Doesn't look very hard. That guy is 2 yards closer and shooting MUCH bigger targets than we use in our advanced pistol class. I might have to warm up a little, but I can easily do that, as can my wife and everybody who shoots on our team. Anybody above sharpshooter in IDPA or C class in USPSA should be able to do that one, really.

    If you guys really think you can't do that, go get involved in some competitive shooting. You have no idea how fast you can shoot until you see fast shooting. That course of fire wouldn't impress the top guys at even your local weekend matches.

    However, HKUSP45Css, it does look like it would be hard to do with an H&K USP. I've shot fast courses with one and the trigger makes it really hard to shoot fast.
     
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    I've passed the old Air Marshall course of fire before they loosened the requirements after 9/11 but that triple nickle sounds tough!
     
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    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    That's one slow bullet. ;)
     
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    Thanks for posting, gives me a goal. I want the coin!
     
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    I hear what you're saying about how hard it doesn't sound. We have a bunch of competitive shooters in our field office and only 2 coins of 68 coins total.

    That, alone, tells me it's harder than it sounds.

    I've never tried it but, we're going to set it up at the next PPC shoot and see if anyone in the field office can do it or come close.

    I'm not saying it's "uber ninja tough" to do if you're an accomplished competitive shooter. I'm just saying it's a pretty impressive feat, at least to me.

    If you can do 6 targets at 7 yards in 5 seconds with a mag change (and I have no reason to believe you can't) you should be a shoe in, you're also vastly better at handgunning than me.

    FWIW, I carry a Glock 36, might be easier than the USP
     
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