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infrared35
Jan 12, 2005

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This month is a close-range speed challenge that requires three targets at two yards. I know not everyone can do this at their range, so I'm opening it up to airsoft as well. A shot timer will be difficult with an airsoft gun unless you can really crank the sensitivity up, so feel free to just use a par timer and dial the time down to see how fast you can go and still consistently get a clean run.

Here's a Lucky Gunner rundown on the drill: https://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/9-shot-close-speed-drill/

Basically you have three IDPA or equivalent targets (with heads) standing next to each other and you shoot at two yards for time (from concealment or duty gear). Easy, right? Not so fast, my thirsty friends. You have to shoot in a specific order. You start with a body shot on target 1, a body shot on 2, a body shot on 3, another body shot on 3, another body shot on 2, another body shot on 1, and then a head shot on 1, a head shot on 2, and a head shot on target 3. You're doing body shots from left to right, body shots from right to left, then head shots from left to right. Nine shots total with no reloads (unless you want to run a gun that requires reloads).

Langdon says a good goal for consistent, clean runs from concealment is six seconds. He says SWAT or SpecOps or high-level competition shooters should be able to do it on-demand consistently in under four seconds. Remember, your time doesn't count unless it's a clean run. My personal best time so far is 4.25 seconds but I stuck a round in the 1-ring so it wasn't a clean run. My personal best clean run is 5.72, but I don't feel I'm consistently there yet. My personal goal for this month is to get to the point where I can run the drill clean in under five seconds from concealment, on demand.

If you don't have access to IDPA targets or if you just want printable targets for airsoft or whatever, Claude Werner has some useful three-part printable targets; for this drill you can elect to only print the head and torso sections and not the gun section if you like.

https://tacticalprofessor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/printable-silhouette-drawn-face.pdf

Let's get out there and work on speed a little!

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infrared35: 4.20

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infrared35: 4.4

infrared35 fucked around with this message at 21:40 on Sep 20, 2019

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infrared35
Jan 12, 2005

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Butch Cassidy posted:

Stop making me want to put a down payment on that 22LR GP100 and run this with it.

You have seen the path. All you need to do is walk down it.

infrared35
Jan 12, 2005

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Basticle posted:

yeah I'm gonna skip this one, I dont feel real comfortable doing this one where I shoot (my aunt's backyard)

Get u an airsoft gun and go HAM on some paper

infrared35
Jan 12, 2005

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Dang! Nice runs. Now I feel super rusty.

infrared35
Jan 12, 2005

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Double post because I snagged a CO2-powered, officially-licensed Glock 19 airsoft gun at my local Meijer. Gonna be dropping plastic balls on paper butts.

infrared35
Jan 12, 2005

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Captain Log posted:

Post it! I've been looking at ones to buy. I have a G17 that is a single shot. I want to train in my condo!

Maybe it's a BB gun and not airsoft? I'm at work and don't have it handy. On the one hand, it has an orange barrel which usually means airsoft; BB guns are "dangerous" and therefore don't typically require the same orange markings as airsoft and other replicas. On the other hand, it was $70, which suggests it's a BB gun and not an airsoft gun. Also, it's CO2-powered and the only links I can find online for CO2-powered Glocks are BB guns and not airsoft.

It looks like this: https://www.evike.com/products/77830/

But was only $70.

Here's the BB gun on Umarex's web site; note there's no orange barrel: https://www.umarexusa.com/glock-g19-gen-3-177-black

So until I get home and can look at it again, I don't know WTF.

infrared35
Jan 12, 2005

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I finally had time to go hog wild on this drill. I made 18 runs at it with a v3 HK USP .40 fullsize. My personal standard was a clean run in five seconds or less. If I did it, I got a check mark. If I didn't, I got a minus. My times were pretty good; almost all my runs were under 5 seconds. My fastest run overall was 3.86 seconds, but it wasn't clean. My fastest clean run was 4.20 seconds. My first run out of the gate was 4.63 seconds and clean, so I was pretty happy about that as well. Overall, of the 18 runs, I beat my personal standard 50% of the time. I had two streaks of three good runs each, but there was a streak of six bad runs in between.

I blame my continued mediocrity on having just worked a 17-hour shift.

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infrared35
Jan 12, 2005

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I ran the drill five times with a Glock 22 that had a freshly-installed CMC flat trigger. I did reasonably well, four clean runs out of five, but my best clean run time was still shy of Butchís at 4.09.

Then I ran it with the 96D Brigadier. I had to crank my par time up to six seconds to consistently get clean runs. That long DAO really wants to wander when Iím trying to shoot fast. I did fifteen runs, and all were under six seconds, but only seven were clean.

In other news, I finally unpacked that G19 airsoft gun. It is airsoft, and it is CO2. Non-blowback, which means it has a long, heavy DAO style trigger. Way longer and heavier than that on a normal Glock. So I guess itís a good thing I spent some time on the 96D today.

infrared35
Jan 12, 2005

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Using a par timer and the airsoft Glock 19, I got down to 4.4 seconds and clean runs. Any faster than that and it started to fall apart. As an added challenge, I had the phone (par timer app) on the bench, I'd hit the random start button, and walk toward the targets, drawing and engaging on the beep. I had no idea what foot I'd be on so I just had to grip, draw, and shoot.

No issues with the airsoft gun. It is DAO, but it's not super heavy so after the first run I didn't really notice it. I did one test run, one run at six seconds, one run at 5.8, three runs at 5.5, three runs at 5.3, three runs at 5.0, three runs at 4.8, three runs at 4.6, three runs at 4.4, three runs at 4.3, and three more runs at 4.4 seconds. 27 runs of nine shots each, for a total of 243 shots on one CO2 cartridge. Still has life left in it.

infrared35 fucked around with this message at 03:31 on Oct 1, 2019

infrared35
Jan 12, 2005

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Captain Log posted:

Would you post a picture of your set up? I need to see if I have room

I did it in the indoor range at work, but you can use any place where you have a way to hang targets with a safe backstop, a space three targets wide, and about five yards of working room for distance. If I didn't have the range at work, I'd either use the county outdoor range, or hang targets from the clothes line in my garage with the doors open and use my driveway as a backstop (I live in the middle of nowhere).

infrared35 fucked around with this message at 21:55 on Sep 20, 2019

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infrared35
Jan 12, 2005

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October shoot thread is up. Hope everyone likes revolvers.

I'll leave this one up for a little bit yet.

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