Both days featured sunshine, rain, snow and hail mixed up randomly.
Alain Baeriswyl is an exceptionally good coach. Both the shooting course and the Minuteman training were informative, challenging, fun and lend themselves to further practice of the skills taught.
The outfit looks goofy but was very comfortable and practical. Schmidt-Rubin stripper clips are goofier by far.
Day one featured Sig550 and P210, Day two K31 and P210, including successful 100m pistol shooting. Lots of detailed reviews of training and gear coming up, and political commentary as well.
If it ain’t rainin’, you ain’t trainin!
100-yard defensive pistol fire: Now THAT’S a throwback. Was the ghost of COL. Cooper teaching it? When I signed on with the Multnomah County sheriff’s Office (OR) in 1973, we had to qualify with our 4 or 6-inch 357’s at 60 yards, and demonstrate proficiency at 100 (4 out of 6 on a K-28 target). I used a modified Creedmoor sitting stance, knees clamping wrists, to make a unitary pistol-rest. Worked for me, but not many others wanted to contort themselves. I only occasionally threw one off the target, while most other Deputies had trouble getting their four-of-six.
I was getting nearly 100% on full silhouettes and 2/3 hits of half-silhouettes at 75m. At 100m, I was doing no better than 50% but that’s fairly rapid fire.
100 Yards is not a throwback. Its a way to see if you have profiency and they are times where you have only a pistol and no cover and the threat is 100 yeards away. Anyway hitting at this distance ist not very difficult and you don’t need special stances, standing and a proper technique will do the job. If you have a rifle, clearly you take your rifle. Proficency is hitting from 0 to 100m, get out of your confort zone. Combat at 20cm, combat at 100m, not only between 1m and 7m. With a Glock 19 at 100m the hitting rate is 50%, but if you are 2 Guys with a pistol and you shoot in rapide fire, the hitting rate goes up to 100%.
Was cool to have an american guest, looking forward to your review and the pictures.
Shooting a pistol on 100m in combat is not something I’d like to do, but it’s interesting to try out in training. Just to find out your own limits.
Sounds like a good time AND good training! Looking forward to the AAR.
In pistolcraft, as in many other pursuits, the level of confidence built up by pushing the limits is well worth the effort. I use steel primarily at the longer ranges, and have shown new shooters that yes, it is possible to hit the 12×12″ plate at 100 yds. with a S&W M-38, double action. It makes the 5 yd. line seem like chip shots.