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Thank you sir, see you in Oct. We'll be covering this and bringing everyone up to speed on this skill then :thumsup
 

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Hi Jeff, we're full presently, however I can add you to the list as an alternate should someone cancel. That possibility is quite good based on past courses. Let me know and keep you eye on the first page of the announcement page in that threat.

Just let me know, I'll add you to the list as 1st alternate.
 

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Good stuff.
Indeed. My BB pistol is a Makarov replica with a front sight so tiny as to be nearly useless so I'll be using that as a starting point for learning this skill.

The older I get the more I appreciate two of Brownie's maxims ie you don't know what you don't know and the mind is the limiting factor. Definitely metaphors for life.
 

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:thumsup ccmc. When you get to playing with it, if you have any questions, pm me or throw them up here.
 

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:thumsup ccmc. When you get to playing with it, if you have any questions, pm me or throw them up here.
Just spent 30 minutes with the BB pistol working on this and hip shot both strong and weak side. Targets were beer cans and liter coke bottles at about 10-12 feet.

The hip shot was a matter of working out how the gun points and keeping it oriented that way. When I did that I could hit the beer can consistently even fairly rapid fire. I've always wanted to be reasonably competent with any firearm put in my hands, but for the hip shot I can see why working with one gun wouldn't be the worst thing.

The QK was easier, but I found myself still using the sights for the first shot. Got to work on that. A big advantage of these techniques is keeping both eyes open seems easier/more instinctive which is a big deal for a cross eye dominant guy like me.
 

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cmcc,

I'm also cross dominant. Shoot right, left dominant. Actually I'm ambi in most things but that's only due to double stick/double knife training which really ramped up the realm of ambi with handguns. Unless one sees two threats or two guns with both eyes open [ and there's ways to fix that ], when both eyes are open, the dominant eye takes over automatically.
 

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I thought Tom Mix died in Florence Az. In the 1940's, but sounds to be well and kicking:grin
 

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I thought Tom Mix died in Florence Az. In the 1940's, but sounds to be well and kicking:grin
Well, then how about this?

I'm pretty much ambidextrous, and do most things well with either hand.

I shoot with both eyes open, and when shooting with my right hand; the right eye is dominant. When shooting left handed; my left eye is dominant.

Don't believe it, or want to make fun of it, as you have others?

I've shot with Brownie, L2W, and several others on this forum on more than on occasion.

How about you come shoot with us sometime; then we'll see who's laughing. :grin
 

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I was not making fun of anyone, I guess you would not understand because Tom Mix was before your time and I was trying to be funny. I said nothing about your shooting skills are the lack of and also find it odd that you and not the individual you claim I was making fun of said nothing. At one time I to was a pretty good shooter with both hands, but that was when I was on an Army pistol team in the 1960's and again in the 1970's. If you are lucky, as I have been, and live beyond 78 you would also find it very easy to decline a range outing with a much younger group of individuals.
 

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I was not making fun of anyone, I guess you would not understand because Tom Mix was before your time and I was trying to be funny. I said nothing about your shooting skills are the lack of and also find it odd that you and not the individual you claim I was making fun of said nothing. At one time I to was a pretty good shooter with both hands, but that was when I was on an Army pistol team in the 1960's and again in the 1970's. If you are lucky, as I have been, and live beyond 78 you would also find it very easy to decline a range outing with a much younger group of individuals.
Not to blow smoke up your butt, but with your history and experiences I would enjoy spending some time on the range with you and hearing what you have to say. Crotchety curmudgeon or not.
 

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Not to blow smoke up your butt, but with your history and experiences I would enjoy spending some time on the range with you and hearing what you have to say. Crotchety curmudgeon or not.
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I was not making fun of anyone, I guess you would not understand because Tom Mix was before your time and I was trying to be funny. I said nothing about your shooting skills are the lack of and also find it odd that you and not the individual you claim I was making fun of said nothing. At one time I to was a pretty good shooter with both hands, but that was when I was on an Army pistol team in the 1960's and again in the 1970's. If you are lucky, as I have been, and live beyond 78 you would also find it very easy to decline a range outing with a much younger group of individuals.
My apologies Sir; my mistake!

I shoot with much younger folks every week, as I'm real close to 65 myself. That said; there are a few shooters in our group a good bit older than me.

I still would enjoy shooting with you some time. :thumsup
 

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One of my range buddies turns 87 next month. :dunno
 

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One of my range buddies turns 87 next month. :dunno
My Dad turns 87 January 1st, and we're leaving in his airboat in about an hour to fish our way up to the hunt camp.

This may be his last year for hunting, but I hope not!

I sure enjoy getting out with him, and seeing him run that airboat.
 
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