Modern Baseball - The Weekend [x]
Modern Baseball - The Weekend [x]
Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #4
Members of 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment on patrol in Afghanistan, 2008.
Snipers…Vietnam war era at a guess…M14s
Snipers of the 199th LIB.
I love you Jimmy Fallon
The oldest tagged photo vs. the most recent tagged photo of me on Facebook.
what lily said.. gurlllllllllllllll
i found my old journal
she is home.”
"i ripped these poems out as rough as you ripped me from your life, i fucking hate how you keep the stars glowing and the oxygen flowing, i did it without even flinching don’t you dare tell me you never felt anything, don’t you fucking dare, i loved you more than the sea loved the shore and you tore me away like a gorgeous fucking drought."
An interesting pair of bolt-action shotguns that are magazine fed. Note the AK underfolding stock. Maybe someone knows the exact models or these could be custom builds; there is speculation that these are heavily modified Mosin Nagants
it is russian 20ga bolt action shotgun TOZ-106(ТОЗ-106). It is serial model.not mosin modofication
Dad jokes = the best jokes.
"Don’t be disgusting"
how is a toaster delivered in theory
The Curse of the “Double Tap” - Frank Proctor
I train Performance Shooting and I define it as: Applying the correct ratio of speed and accuracy to dynamic shooting situations with a goal of scoring maximum points in minimum time, with 100% accountability.
The way I define it this style of shooting applies to any discipline of shooting from tactical/defensive shooting to competitive shooting.
My first exposure to action type shooting was as a tactical shooter, after completing the Special Forces Qualification Course I attended SFAUC (Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course) Basically shooting and CQB. I had a passion for it and it was part of my job so I spent a good deal of time becoming as good a tactical shooter as I could be. I eventually took over as the Primary Instructor for Combat Marksmanship for an entire Special Forces Group. At this point I considered myself a pretty good shooter, humble but competent. I decided to go shoot a USPSA match and promptly discovered what I didn’t know about shooting. I recall one event in particular that will drive me into the meat of this article. The classifier for that match was the El Presidente. Three targets 10 yards away, turn and shoot 2 rounds per target reload then 2 more rounds per target. When I shot it was something like bang bang………..bang bang……..bang bang reload then the same. An experienced competitive shooter shot it next and it went like this bang bang bang bang bang bang reload and then the same. I couldn’t understand what just happened and even accused the guy of just shooting AT the targets and not seeing anything. He assured me that he saw everything and his points reflected as much. I had to figure out what this was all about!
So I shot 2 shots per target on that multiple target array the same way nearly every tactical shooter I have encountered will shoot it. Target plus gun equals double tap, big pause moving to the next target then double tap etc.
Let’s dig into the curse of the double tap and how it causes failure for most shooters. Regardless of other things I’ve read and even once believed when a shooter shoots a “double tap” they are seeing something for an aiming reference and running the trigger 2 times as fast as they can make it go. In that case the shooter is absolutely HOPING that their trigger speed and control over the gun will keep both rounds on the target. Most times it doesn’t. There’s a problem with trigger speed and trigger pressure for pistols.
When we run triggers fast some movement is going to come into the gun. Most pistol shooters put way to much pressure into running the trigger. Many times that first shot gets pushed low and to the support hand side, then since the shooter is firing the gun at a cyclic rate the gun fires again and if the shooters doesn’t have good control over recoil the gun is not on the target when it fires again. The shooter that was hoping to win by running triggers fast ends up loosing hard core. Fast trigger speed doesn’t always equate to fast scoring speed.
Scoring speed is where it’s at and that’s what I train, how to score more points in less time. Some things I have found to be crucial are seeing and efficiency. Opening up to what is possible for you as the shooter to see and how fast we can easily process lots of information allows us to be much more efficient and therefore faster and more accurate. There’s another problem that pops up for tactical shooters. “if you are shooting 2 rounds you see 3 sight pictures” The additional sight picture is taught as being all about follow though and for the tactical shooter ensuring the threat is eliminated. I believe once we get wrapped around how incredibly fast we can process information we can accomplish all of those task quicker and get on to the next piece of work.
A multiple target set up like what I use in the Time Machine exercise is a great tool to get us plugged into scoring speed and not focus on trigger speed. I believe that we need to plug into the gun and let it tell us how fast to shoot. Give it a shot and let me know what you think. I think you’ll discover that scoring speed is what matters and break the curse of the double tap!?
- Frank Proctor
Photos by Alexander Nemenov of the First Chechen War (1994 - 1996).