No, not what you think. Do you remember recently when my assistant had to saw apart an MGW sight pusher because I outsmarted myself? Well, the end result did leave the desirable LPA rear sight on the gun, and after letting it sit for a while, I was finally able to get to the range yesterday and sight it in. I expected to have to adjust it, because the goal was to end up with a six o’clock hold on the x-ring of a Bianchi Cup target at 25/50 yards. Here’s the target:
Everything fired standing, unsupported slow-fire. I joked on FB that I’m really good at shooting slow fire groups when I’m off the clock and there’s no pressure to perform.
It is nice to see that the gun shot exactly where I wanted it to shot without having to adjust it. That puts away one of the little fears that’s eating at the back of my mind about shooting this gun at the Cup. Fear #2 is that the sight is going to magically fly out of the dovetail from being shot, but the only way to find that out…is to shoot the gun.
Honestly, it was just one of those little things that made me smile. I was having a rough day, and one of the few things that really calms me down is shooting slow fire groups. I reckon it’s from my bullseye background, because it allows me to contract my world to my index finger and the front sight. Nothing else matters, not recoil control, not even really my stance…just a good trigger press and a good sight picture.
Do you find a particular part of shooting more relaxing than others? What’s your “go-to” when you just need to take some time on the range and not worry about all the other stuff going on?