The Cornered Cat
Practice time

One of the things I love about my life right now is that I have friends who call me and say, “Let’s go shooting!” You’ve gotta love that.

Last week, some friends and I ran through the FBI QC-09 qualifier, which was cool. This closely-timed qualifier finishes up with 12 shots at 25 yards (from three different positions, and with a mandatory reload). To my horror, I found that I’ve apparently been slacking on my distance work.

Here’s my defense: there was totally a freak gust of gravity while I was shooting, so that explains the shot that went low. Also, I was shooting bullets that were a few grains lighter than usual, which would explain the shot that went high. The one to the right was probably driven there by equinoctial variance (I hear the sunspots have been acting up again) and the one to the left—well, did you see the election results? The country recently tilted that direction, that’s all.


4 Responses to Practice time

  1. Old NFO says:

    Hehehe- What ever works! I actually had an excuse this last week of inconsistant reloads!

  2. Tom Walls says:

    C’mon Kat , woman up. Admit it; it was an incongruence of shooting a American qual with an Austrian gun. When we shoot for the record, you are welcome to borrow a 1911…. 😉

    • Kathy Jackson says:

      Come to think of it, I’m pretty sure the coriolis effect was at work too.

  3. Tom Walls says:

    Now THATS’ just trying to spin the story…
    (more likely it was the muzzle-blast from my 1911 pushing your bullet off-target)

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