Steve Stanfill
HA!!!  Now that is some great but funny stuff right there!!!  I did the "what the..."  when I logged in. 

That's great!!
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Rick Holly
I'm thinking about having a meet and greet Top Gun Steve Stanfill session. You would give an inspiring speech followed by a question and answer session. [wink]
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Rick Holly
I would do anything to get people to the reunion, hee, hee.
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Steve Stanfill
Well, I guess I can give some shooting tips to Sean Hogan in exchange for bowling tips.  [smile]
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ABH-2DavidMcnair
I have a question Steve, how do you shoot so straight? I used to shoot straight with handguns but now that I am older I use shotguns and scopes to aid me, my grouping is always good but it's high , low, left, right you get the gist have a great weekend all
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Steve Stanfill
Dave, prior to the Reunion, I haven't fired a handgun since 1994 or so when I did .45 Re-Qualifications as OOD.  Here is what I have found very successful since.  My Taurus 9MM is a large-frame semi-auto - basically something we are all familiar with.  The trick is to be able to hold a 3.5 pound weapon steady enough to relax, breathe, slow the heart rate and respirations to calm the muscles and then apply a gentle squeeze.  The weapon should surprise or jolt you when it goes off.  Eyesight is another thing to contend with.  My eyesight is horrible.  My Taurus had a forward sight that was a red dot.  Over the years with firing, cleaning, preserving, ageing, it turned black.  So I cleaned it as best as I could and used white nail polish (not mine, my wives) to fill in the red dot with white.  I then used my reading glasses to see the sights.  I lined up the sights and placed the fore sight edge in the center of the red of the target and stopped breathing and squeezed.  Just recently I adjusted my sights because I always was hitting the target just to the right of center.  I went shooting today and out of 20 rounds on 1 target, I think I did about 180+ if I were to score.

Ok, so now I have given away my secrets.  I no longer feel I will take the Top Gun because I hope I have given enough tips and hints to my fellow shooters and it will improve their shooting to a point where I can't even get into the top 10 at next years reunion.  And I won't be sad about that.  One shooter to another - teach them to be better than you.

Gunny, when is the next online competition?  HAHAHA 

Dave, I hope I answered your question.  Oh, BTW, I found a neat little shooting target that analyzes your shots based on where it hits (too much trigger finger, too much thumb, anticipation, etc.).  It really helped my wife in her shooting.  I will post the link to the target shortly. 



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Steve Stanfill
Try here.  For right-handed shooters.  Lefties are somewhere on this link too.
http://www.gunlink.info/targets/PistolChartR1S.pdf
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uva7
wasust looking at the forum banner....  that would make a really cool licence plate !!!
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uva7
the top one... that is ...
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Rick Holly
UVA7, John Green made it. I can't remember how many different versions John made before the final one. After one version of the picture was done, we both would critique it, and John would change it. I think there may be 17 layers in the picture! Hopefully, John will read this thread and add some more information about it. It would probably be very cool to have it with the magnet attached to it. You could place it in a lot of different places.
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Keith Brownmiller
Awesome graphic. Kudos to John and Rick for such a great graphic vision.
The Gunny
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John Green
Sorry I haven't been around much. I started a new welding job on third shift (2000-0630) and have been very tired. Since then, I have took on my only other skilled trade at HVAC/R. At least now I'm back to days and making more money than welding on third shift. My computer took a crap and I've been buying bits and pieces every so often. As soon as I get back on track with everything around the house, and get my new computer built, I'll be back on the forums.

Thanks for the positive input on the Tarawa header. I can't wait until we do the next one.
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Rick Holly
John Green wrote:
Sorry I haven't been around much. I started a new welding job on third shift (2000-0630) and have been very tired. Since then, I have took on my only other skilled trade at HVAC/R. At least now I'm back to days and making more money than welding on third shift. My computer took a crap and I've been buying bits and pieces every so often. As soon as I get back on track with everything around the house, and get my new computer built, I'll be back on the forums. Thanks for the positive input on the Tarawa header. I can't wait until we do the next one.

[smile]
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