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Basic Marksmanship (Proper Sight Alignment)

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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:12 PM
reply to post by JayinAR

Me, well I just let them talk. I have heard so much bulls*** from different guys that I just ignore them. I don't know the name, I have met or know most of the guys that are way up there. Like the guys I mentioned before. Not saying that I have their skill level at all. He may be really good, ask him some basic questions, what he shoots, what discipline, do a little research ask him some specific questions that only shooters would know. Hell, stuff like "Why do guys use 38 super and not 45acp for open?" Or "How come 40sw is so popular for limited and how come most don't use 40sw for single stack?"

Most guys don't have a clue what the Hell I just said, regardless how to answer it. Do a little research, you ATS guys are good at it. You will be able to find the answers to these questions and more. Happy Hunting.

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:17 PM
reply to post by JayinAR

I was cleaning my dads handguns and rifles when I was 6 or 7 , I never fired a even a toy gun till I was 13 , when I got my first rifle .
when my dad gave my older brother his old 3o.3o model 94 .
my brother gave me his old 3o.3o.
so I got my older brothers model 94'...

my dad was very good at cleaning his guns about ever 100 shots.
it was his and my thinking that accuracy is the barrel , and a clean barrel is the key to accuracy .

taking a person shooting is a delight , but teaching the art of shooting is what you do to a person you care about .

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:24 PM
reply to post by Guru97

Your instructors did you an injustice by not teaching you trigger squeeze.
It is the most important aspect of accurate firing.

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:25 PM
reply to post by lr308

You too.
You should find more time to grace the boards.

Honestly, I don't care about his qualifications. I have never questioned him.
I have always given him the same response at work. Which is basically nothing.

I don't care about a person's ability to fire accurately.
I KNOW I can, and honestly it is not something I am particularly proud about.

This was an interesting discussion.

You should post more often.

[edit on 2-9-2009 by JayinAR]

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:28 PM
reply to post by readerone

I don't fire very often.
About 100 shots per year sounds good.
But I clean my weapon after every session.

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:30 PM
When you buy a new weapon,

Fire one round. Clean it.
Do that again. And again.

Then you can fire two rounds through it.

Clean it once more and it is ready to go.

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:33 PM
reply to post by DaddyBare

A wind gauge might be more handy for the times.

Personally, I despise violence.

It's 'ignorant' though unfortunately, one's Nature ensures one's survival if one listens.

It's not a given.

"I stand alone" and desire to be left as such.

We carry On.

Tiny Geometries

Life is precious if left to it's Natural course.
Otherwise, a waste.

It's a wide, wide world.

Fly through the Universe.

I'm sure Santa knows who's been naughty and nice.

To each our own that all will be known.

Some of 'my' favorite sites.

Celestial Soda Pop

How you?

[edit on 3-9-2009 by Perseus Apex]

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:41 PM
....for the advanced shooter ....

light touch , firm grip , never control , never let go .
relax in the moment , be one with the now hole .
focus on the shot you take right now .
think : trigger , breath , scope , target , trigger , breath , scope , target ( repeat ).
find the circle the reticle follows , and ajust your squeeze to it .
control begins with in the skin , with in the skin control begins .

disipline is the reduction of a goal to its simplest elements .

the art of shooting is the disipline of getting a hole to appear where you want it .

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:54 PM
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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:55 PM
reply to post by readerone

Sounds like 'aiding and abetting'.

Don't want to give One any ideas.

One should know when and if they need to act.

It's inside.

It's called Sovereignty though the word appears to have collected some dust over the years.

You blow?

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:56 PM
haveing a fire arm present is not curtain to avoid violance , or make others question if violance is worth the cost of happening here...

not having a fire arm present is , however , makes certain what responce you will have avalable if violance appears .

wolves avoid sheep dogs because of their fangs ,
and pray upon sheep for the fangs they lack .

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 12:06 AM
reply to post by JayinAR

tell'em like it is.

politic's is not worth the cost of a bullet .

thinking out the shot includes ... what is behind your target .
what happens after you pull the trigger , thinking past the moment , the end of the barrel , and past the target.

if you can not think past the target , you have no business picking up a gun of any discription.

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 12:17 AM
reply to post by Perseus Apex

I am very much a target shootist .
lemons , apples and oranges at 600 to 800 feet is the closest I come to killing a living thing .

that said , people who are killed by fire arms in this country are mainly being killed by people with no fire arms training at all .

if your child has no fire arms training... they are 10,ooo times more likly to be killed by fire arms than any of my sisters or brothers .
and parents of such children are at peril of their childern where I am placed at risk , only by doctors , and police ... who kill 100's of times more people every year than the honest , legal gun owner .

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 12:33 AM
reply to post by Perseus Apex

( post script )

I should add , anti-gun advocates , and gun hater's ... have every reason to be afraid of guns .

as a point of fact... you are the primary target of your own goverment , your own badly trained children , crime done to the defenceless , and crime that goes unanswered by any resistance .

violance moves away from those like me , and focus's more intencely on " softer targets " and the easy mark ...

if only one person in 100 actively carried a fire arm at all times , most crime would be answered with sudden death .

and your safty would not be the problem that requires only the goverment to do the bang up job it currently does .

I might add , that tacticaly ... police are design'd to gather evidance for prosicution ... not stop crime .

they make arrests only after the crime was commited , and then only to assure the presents of the accused to appear to answer the charge .

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 12:40 AM
reply to post by readerone

It appears as such.

We carry On.

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 12:45 AM
reply to post by readerone

Having an Awareness about you can put most fears at rest.

You move 'magnetically'.

Imagine gravitating toward positive E and away from the negative.

Some would call it 'instinct' though that would be the precursor to a whole other dimension. I'm awaiting the third. Can't quite ^^^ it.

It's extra-sensual if there Is such a word.

Yes, I know, I'm different.

So are you!

[edit on 3-9-2009 by Perseus Apex]

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 01:02 AM
reply to post by readerone

I believe you missed the most important part.

Pull trigger halfway through your last breathe.

Though I could be wrong.

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 01:15 AM
Beside to stay on topic, I would also like to make the following disclaimer..

While there is some good advice in the posts here, there is also some that needs to be taken with SEVERAL grains of salt..

ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS, consult a professional before attempting anything you may read here, or anywhere else for that matter.

As was mentioned in a previous post, go to a local gun range or contact the NRA and find where there are ranges in your area. Go there are ask to see an instructor. Trust me, it is the way to go..


posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 02:02 AM
reply to post by DaddyBare

Semper fI, Brother. I feel it is important for all of us to review the basics. We often fall into bad habits, without reveiwing the 'ol basics regularly. I was trained by the best of the USMC, on the old Camp Mathews range in southern California.

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