I spent Saturday morning over at LouLand, running through the stages as Step By Step Gun Training’s “Shoot N Scoot” event. My goals were fourfold:
- (Finally) pass the NRA Instructor Qualifier.
- Shoot my carry gun (the S&W Shield) on a few stages
- Verify the zero on the new .22 pistol
- Get re-acquainted with my CZ75’s, as I hadn’t shot them in competition for at least a year
And I’m happy to say I completed all four. I passed the NRA qual shooting my 1911, winding up with 17 shots on-target. I could have done better, but my trigger focus just isn’t there yet.
The new Smith and Wesson Victory is just so much fun, and the red dot allows you to concentrate on trigger press above everything else.
Shooting the CZ75 again made me remember how much I love those guns. I managed a 10.63 second run on this stage shooting the CZ 75 in my USPSA Production rig, and it felt goooood in my hands.
Just for shiggles and to see what difference a “race” gun setup makes, even in Production, I shot that stage again using the Shield with my carry setup (plus a couple of extra mags).
That’s not me in the pic… I don’t even own a battle belt, and I’m not QUITE that fat. Shooting the Shield from concealment, I managed a 19.63 run, just under twice the time needed for the tricked-out Production gun.
So now it’s on to the classroom portion of the NRA Instructor Course, and then I’ll hang out my shingle here in SW Florida, teaching CCW.
Time to put all that thinkin’ about gun training into practice.