Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Let's Go to the Video Again...

On Monday I had a video review of the Crimson Trace Laser Sight grips for the Ruger LCR. When I went to the range, I also brought along another Crimson Trace grip laser, the one installed on the SIG SAUER P226 with .22LR conversion. The difference between a lightweight, double action only .38 Special snubnosed revolver and a DA/SA full sized semi-automatic rimfire is pretty striking:

A couple of points: I need to shoot more often. Because of the Boy Scout overnight last weekend, I didn't get a chance to hit the range, and it shows - the laser dot dances all over the target after each shot as I flinch. That's easily solved by more range time. The second point is that the Crimson Trace grip really makes it seem like cheating - that's a nice quarter-sized hole for 20 rounds, with not one but two interruptions (one mag change and one round that didn't load properly - that was at the end of the session with the Sig pretty dirty).

The Crimson Trace Laser Sight grips are great for keeping your defensive arm on target, but they also excel at pointing out areas where improvement is needed. As I've mentioned before, a laser sighting device is not a magic bullseye wand - if you're jerking the trigger and pulling the gun down with iron sights, you're doing it with a laser sight, too. If you're flinching after each shot, the dancing dot tells that tale as well.

There's a lot to be learned from a quick video at the range.

That is all.


Lissa said...

More practice is always a good thing! (Although I think it's TOTWTYTR who likes to point out that PERFECT practice makes perfect; bad habits in practice get ingrained, not fixed.)

Dave H said...

Seems to me that little dot might tell some useful tales in dry-fire practice too. I've got a LaserLyte Pro that makes the most aggravating red streaks when I use it in the P-64 while dry-firing with the double action pull.

Daniel in Brookline said...

Wow. That's a right nice grouping you got there, Jay.

Anonymous said...

I cured a flinch that I picked up
from a new .357 Maximum Contender by
dry firing the gun a lot for a couple of weeks.
Next time at the range it was gone.

I also taught myself to shoot the M1
Garand offhand by dry firing all
winter. In the spring my offhand
scores in NRA Highpower Rifle matches were up. I hadn't fired
the rifle "live" for months.

Ed said...

It is interesting in that it appears that you repeatedy aim a little to the right and below the target cross hairs. Aim a little more lower and to the right of the cross hairs and that quarter sized group would be right over the cross hairs.

Good, consistent, rapid-fire shooting.

Ed said...

Bad spelling - "repeatedy" should be "repeatedly".