A Morning at the Range

Range Time - June 18th 2011 - 1Today I climbed out of bed to the sound of birds chirping and the sun shining. With a busy afternoon ahead of me, I took the opportunity to head over to the range and get some trigger time in. I was eager to try a shot timer app that I downloaded for my Droid X (IPSC Shot TimerOpens in a new tab.) and get an idea what kind of time it took for me to shoot and complete a short string of fire.

When testing the app in my living room, it worked great and easily recorded the sound of my hands clapping. On the range, however, it was another story. After a string of three shots, a magazine change, and three more shots, the shot timer app recorded something along the lines of seventeen shots. The results were better with the sensitivity turned way down, but it was still recording far more shots than I was firing. After using the shot timer as a random buzzer for a few strings of fire, I gave up on it completely due to it being a hassle.

On a whim, I decided to bring along my old Flip Cam to record my shooting. The idea was to review the video afterwards and see where my problem areas were and adjust in the future. While shooting I felt like I was moving incredibly slowly, the video playback was even worse. I could have scrapped the shot timer all together and used a sundial at the pace I was shooting.

I didn’t intend to share the video of my shooting, but I think it may be a good way to get some constructive criticism from more experienced shooters. In the video below, I share with you some some strings of fire, then add commentary as to what I see myself doing poorly.

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Hi There, My name is Walt White and as the name of this blog suggests, I am a Pennsylvania resident. In addition to having numerous hobbies that I discuss on my blog - Iā€™m also the father of three little girls and a pitbull.

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