I’d completely forgotten today is Super Bowl Sunday, but then I can’t remember the last time I actually watched said game. We’ve often had Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl on the TV in past years, but between Groundhog Day (of which I was reminded by the ever-helpful digital campers of Animal Crossing Pocket Camp) and the 02/02/2020 date-as-numerology-omg-so-many-two’s thing, the Big Game Day(TM) kinda escaped me. But anyway….
After the madcap adventures of yesterday’s IPDA match, what better way to unwind than to plink at some non-swinging targets at the range? And what better plinker than the Glock G44?
That’s another 100 holes made with the G44, done mostly at 10 yards. The two tan tape bits weren’t put there to cover up a hole, but to provide alternate aim points. Both of those were engaged at 10 yards. The upper-left target I’d engaged using either the right or left hand by itself, also at 10 yards. The left hand definitely needs work, and so does the right. 20 rounds went to the upper-right target at 10 yards, while the center target was engaged at 20 yards, at which point the target becomes a tiny little blur to me.
I think I’m becoming more comfortable with the G44. I’ve noticed less trigger anticipation today, and I also focused on not “milking the grip” when firing with one hand.
I was joined by a friend of ours this morning who was shooting a .380 Bersa subcompact, with which he acquitted himself quite well at 7 and 10 yards. There were three other patrons at the lanes this morning, with more arriving as we wrapped up. It’s been busier than usual, and I’m not sure to what I’d attribute. Election/legislative year jitters? Folks wanting to train with their Xmas gifts? The gentleman a few lanes down had his new G44, while another patron brought a .44 magnum revolver which I’d overheard was a family hand-me-down (kinda feels odd calling it an “heirloom”), someone had their S&W Shield, and you had the almost requisite Glock G19.
Now that I think about it, the PSTC range had a promotion going today with reduced range fees, so maybe that also helped get folks out to shoot. Regadless, it makes me glad to see people practicing.