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Switching between guns

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by CrossHairs, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    I was at the range yesterday testing some loads with three pistols. P226, XD9 and my newly aquired Glock.

    After doing a few strings, I decided to shoot each pistol at a target one after the other to see if it had a significant impact (no pun intended) on my ability to hit the target.

    The first observation, which is probably the most obvious too.....was sight picture. Because each of the guns has a different setup acquiring the sights took a slight beat longer.

    The second was.....trigger feel...again, really obvious. I have a trigger job in my XD that makes it a very clean break. The P226 (Double/Sngle) and Glock have factory triggers.

    The most interesting was how I was able to switch between them and not really have it affect things too much.....now...I would not have won a competition match trying this out...lets be honest. The changes do affect where you put the rounds. Overall....not bad.

    Bottom line. It's great to train on the range with a single firearm, but sometimes, it's worth switching things out quickly as you never know when you might have to move from one to the other.

    Great exercise. One I will repeat from time to time
     
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  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Sure sure. A good man can shoot a random flintlock better than 99% of all souls shooting a vice mounted benchrest rig.
    I think that you are not that good man though.
    I think a gymnast focuses upon gymnastics, a PPC shooter focuses upon.. it's all about focus.
    anyway, you'll never succeed trying to sell me your "rotation" snake oil mouthings.
     
  3. techiej

    techiej vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Personally I try to minimize the sight differences by using fiber optic front, black rear and same target focus on each gun whether 1911, Glock, revolver, etc.
     
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  4. oremike

    oremike Creswell, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I want to maintain proficiency with all my guns so I shoot at least 50 rounds each through 5 different guns every week, and rotate which 5 to shoot so I keep on with all of them.
     
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  5. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    Marksmanship fundamentals arent brand specific. Sight alignment, breathing and trigger control. Where you will see a difference is operating the weapon, not shooting it. Where is your slide stop? Where is your magazine release? Do you have a manual safety? Do you have a decocker? Can you run all of these things under stress and with enough speed to keep you alive? Can you clear a malfunction quickly when stressed? How different are your holsters? You get the point.

    All of my pistols are either SAO, DAO, or striker fired. Same trigger pull each time. All of my CCW holsters are Safariland 6378s which operate exactly like my duty holster. All my magazine releases are on the same side. All of my sights are meprolight 3-dot tritium sights. All slide stops are in the same spot. Only the SAO guns jave safeties, but my draw encorporates a safety sweep of my thumb regardless of what gun I carry because O dont want to unlearn it.
     
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    ma96782 Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    So, I'm wondering????

    When something goes bump in the night.....which one do you reach for?

    Aloha, Mark
     
  7. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I carry a Glock daily, I have a Sig within reach at night. Both preform equal given equal circumstances. That being said, I have to leave the house with just one? Im grabbing my Sig 226.
     
  8. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I can hit a pie plate at 25 yards with almost anything I pickup so the bad guy had better be awful skinny. Making tiny groups on a paper target 7 yards away won't mean nearly as much as the willingness to actually pull the trigger. Watch the "Shootist" with John Wayne for details.
     
  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hit the Y button to switch weapons, and X to reload:p
     
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  10. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I have many different hand guns.
    I loved the 1911 when I was younger. But only have five today.

    I carry a Glock, Glock or a Glock.
    A 23 in winter. A 26 in summer. And a 43 in church!:rolleyes:

    I don't sweep a safety anymore. So no 1911's under stress.
    And Good, bad or indifferent. Glock's are cheep. And go bang!:s0092:

    Hey. The world went Smart phones. And Glock's first! Not Me?
     
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  11. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    Mmm! I'm not sure you made that clear enough :) Did you say you carried a Glock!?
     
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  12. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    No, he said Glock.
     
  13. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My willingness to shoot was drilled into me by others who had previously develop the knack. This, at a time long ago in a land far away.
     
  14. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget about the jumping spinning quick scoping sniper shot...that's how the operators do it. :D

     
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  15. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I've preached this for a long time so not to get too accustomed to just 1 handgun. I believe in this system for rifles as well...i'd rather be pretty good with whatever is thrown in front of me instead of being great with only 1 gun.
     
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  16. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I stay proficient with all my firearms. I want to know how to use all of them the same. I may not be a crack shot but I can assemble and disassemble in the dark.
     
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  17. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    A few yrs back at ARPC I shot a defensive handgun deal they had each month, it had 4 to 5 different challenges

    I shot each with a different gun 380, 38, 9mm, and a couple of 45's officers / full size ..... it was fun!!!
     
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