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Author Topic: i SUCK at low light shooting...  (Read 2720 times)

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i SUCK at low light shooting...
« on: July 16, 2009, 12:10:26 AM »

As much as I hate to admit it, I am a pretty bad at low light shooting.  Just got back from the range about a 1/2 hour ago and was NOT impressed with my performance.  I had to go through the qual course twice (at least I did better than the driving quals!!!)  I guess I didn't take my Geritol or something...  Oh well,  something MORE to practice.  Why don't we do something like fight?  Something I'm good at...  I guess there's less liability shooting than if I scrap with a perp....hmmm...
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 03:56:22 AM »

Use shotgun!
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 06:37:05 AM »

that's today! ;D
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 07:10:46 AM »

Did you hold flashlights?
Did anyone have lights attached to their pistols?
What kind of ambiant light was around?

We use to shot at times with rotating police car lights in the background.

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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009, 11:53:10 AM »

Can you wear shooting glasses that are used in low light that might help- i got a pair of special yellow glasses and wear tham in kuwait city driving at night-takes glare off and you see better-just a thought- WW (ELB)
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2009, 03:24:34 PM »

Did you hold flashlights?
Did anyone have lights attached to their pistols?
What kind of ambiant light was around?

We use to shot at times with rotating police car lights in the background.

Hock

We used flashlights in the Harris grip and other hold positions.
The Carrollton boys had issued pistol lights but being new to them they said they prefered the held flashlight.
We had some light from a field a few blocks away and some moonlight which was good fro close up but nothing past 7 yards.
We used the wigwags as a shooting platform and it was fairly disorienting.
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2009, 03:52:08 PM »

You gotta admit though, you get paid to practice shooting at night!

If you are shooting low light, are you spotting with flashlight, turning it off and moving to side or kneeling...then taking the shot?  I would love to be in on that training, you lucky dog!

On a side note, I've experimented under strobe lights years ago practicing with a couple guys.  What really sucked was seeing the oncoming punch or kick in strobe and not being able to react in time!  You had to really watch the core body movement and keep distance in order to react and sort of guess the zone it was coming in.  Of coarse, faking worked perfectly, almost every time!
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009, 06:04:10 AM »

Yeah, I do get paid...! I was just frustrated at my relatively poor performance.  But I made up for it yesterday by being #2 high shooter... Really don't know how that happened... I shot like crap all week.  But it was certainly a blast!
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2009, 07:58:13 AM »

Thats settles it.
You will be issued a sawed-off, double-barelled shotgun and turn in your pistol, like Mississippi did in the movie El Dorado.

Who knows, it might be a legend in the making.

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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2009, 11:23:09 AM »

ALL RIGHT!!!! ;D
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2009, 12:14:11 PM »

And...

We'll duct tape a flashlight to it so you can be "country cool" ! ;D
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2009, 05:41:33 AM »

Get yourself one of the old 40 round street sweepers. Or, if you're a good boy, you can borrow mine!
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2009, 02:15:21 PM »

OOOooo!  Can I?  I hear you have LOTS of TOYS! ;D
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2009, 05:31:06 AM »

With the current administration, I am currently adding to my collection, including things that go boom in the night ::)
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2009, 08:14:31 AM »

YAY! ;D
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2009, 05:39:28 AM »

If you've been good, I will show you how to make your own little boom after graduation.
And in regards to low light shooting, try "Low Life Shooting"! Hone your skills by taking a couple of shots at some of the local low life wandering around.
Just my nickel and a few pennies ::)
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2009, 05:56:13 AM »

I agree-low lifes are not to be walking around-take um out-WW (ELB)
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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2009, 04:41:45 PM »

Holler and we'll go shooting.   Low light shooting is all mental.

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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2009, 04:47:57 PM »

And the good, Doc Majors is thinking about going down to Nac. and seeing Paul Howe.
Maybe you guys could go as a group.

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Re: i SUCK at low light shooting...
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2009, 06:29:30 PM »

Great Prof! Thanks! I'll do that.  The Academy is coming to swift end and I'll have time...

I've definitely got my eyes on a few of Howe's courses.  A fellow recruit officer has gone that way and apparently its some pretty awesome training.
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