Sunday, May 10, 2009

Love BUG

The more I work with my S&W Airweight J-frame, the more I think this little gun is one of the best investments I could have made in my shooting skill set.

Oh, I'm not producing any targets yet worth keeping or posting online. For every live round I fire, I probably execute fifty or more hopefully-perfect dry trigger presses. Most of the time, I can keep a dime balanced on top of the gun while dry practicing.

So what's the value of all this "non-productive" busywork? Besides ammo savings, I mean.

My shooting with the snubby ain't there yet, but my 1911 shooting is getting WAY better.

The Close Quarters class I had on April 18 showed me that my old tendency to jerk the trigger still returns under pressure. Watching my groups straggle off toward the lower left was frustrating and discouraging. So I decided to buckle down and confront my problem head-on by concentrating on the little, lightweight, jumpy gun as a means to get better with the big, heavy, stable one.

And it works.

But targets with such little tiny holes sure look funny. They'll look a lot less funny when all the little holes come together to make one big ragged one.

It'll get there.

1 comment:

JoeMerchant24 said...

Slap a set of lasergrips on that J-frame. Watching dot dance is one of the best feedback devices I have during dry fire.

During live fire, it's a bit distracting, but using it for dry fire has made a noticeable impact on my shooting.