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John Green

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I don't care if I'm unable to win 2015 Online Tarawa Top Gun,
I just want to beat 'The Gunny'.......Lol!

First try with my new Smith & Wesson M&P .45
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Charles R. Petrach

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Keep it up with the practice and you will be Gunny.
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Rick Holly

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That was some mighty fancy shooting, partner. 

Everybody wants to beat Gunny, just because he is a Marine. He' our Marine, hee hee.
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John, one suggestion. It looks like you could push you right hand up a little more, BUT not too close! You don't want to have the slide come back and cut you.

(But what do I know? I'm no expert. Can someone look at John's picture and see if he could raise his right hand a little. It could prevent jams. I think Danny addressed this point once.)
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Oh, I want to beat Gunny, too!
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John, one suggestion. It looks like you could push you right hand up a little more, BUT not too close! You don't want to have the slide come back and cut you.

(But what do I know? I'm no expert. Can someone look at John's picture and see if he could raise his right hand a little. It could prevent jams. I think Danny addressed this point once.)


You're correct Rick. I'm not sure why it was that low. I usually don't have my hand that low on the grip.
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John Green

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Why can't I find the damn post to order the 12" targets?

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John Green

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Never mind, I bought (26) of them for a total of $11.28 with shipping. I used my wife's Amazon gift card [wink] Lol!
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While there might be a question about your grip John, the real question is where was your trigger finger on the trigger? Looks like you were anticipating the round and pulling the round.

Good first shot. Shows promise.

Just so you are aware, when shooting the M1911 or other 45acp weapons, I have a secret. I shared it with a Navy Seabee bother of mine, and even his shooting improved.

So get your practice time in, John as you said, "Game On".

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While there might be a question about your grip John, the real question is where was your trigger finger on the trigger? Looks like you were anticipating the round and pulling the round. Good first shot. Shows promise. Just so you are aware, when shooting the M1911 or other 45acp weapons, I have a secret. I shared it with a Navy Seabee bother of mine, and even his shooting improved. So get your practice time in, John as you said, "Game On".

What is the secret?
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The best is a slow squeeze with the site on target and that it is a surprise when the gun fires. That will always place a good round.
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When shooting, Anticipation will kill - your accuracy.
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Never mind, I bought (26) of them for a total of $11.28 with shipping. I used my wife's Amazon gift card [wink] Lol!

John, I bought a butt-ton of them directly from Birchwood-Casey from their website.  Those are the ones I use. I hope we can use them for the Vegas competition.  I didn't see them at the range, so we might want to bring some with us to use and a couple of extras if possible.  Unless we decide to have someone order a batch of them and bring them to Vegas to use. 

Now, since the wife said we have a standing date of every other Friday at the shooting range, and she shoots at 5 to 10 yards, I bought a bunch of the ones we used in Vegas for her.  They present a perfect target for her.  And since her reason for shooting is close in defense, they fit the purpose.  And she is pretty deadly accurate with them.  [smile]




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Don't forget breathing.  Immediately after being taught weapon safety, my ROTC Instructor taught us how to breathe.  I can't believe I'm giving away one of my secrets here.  I'm sure it will be my undoing at the Competition.  You take 3 normal breaths as you focus on the target.  One your 4th breath, exhale and HOLD, check your sight to target, squeeze trigger slowly.  From the time you exhale and hold, you should have the gun go off with 4 seconds.  Any longer and your body will start to spasm because you are holding your breath.  You are unaware of the spasms, but your sight to target is going to start bouncing around.  Try it sometime at the range.  Oh, like what is said above, the gun should startle you when it fires.  [smile] 
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Don't forget breathing.  Immediately after being taught weapon safety, my ROTC Instructor taught us how to breathe.  I can't believe I'm giving away one of my secrets here.  I'm sure it will be my undoing at the Competition.  You take 3 normal breaths as you focus on the target.  One your 4th breath, exhale and HOLD, check your sight to target, squeeze trigger slowly.  From the time you exhale and hold, you should have the gun go off with 4 seconds.  Any longer and your body will start to spasm because you are holding your breath.  You are unaware of the spasms, but your sight to target is going to start bouncing around.  Try it sometime at the range.  Oh, like what is said above, the gun should startle you when it fires.  [smile] 
Happy shooting, brothers!

Good tip for me (Navy), but I am guessing Gunny Keith (Marines) knows that already!
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John, can we see a new picture of you with a higher gripe?
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John, can we see a new picture of you with a higher gripe?


I'll try to get to the range this weekend.

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