Learned something new last evening
I was invited to a night shoot class and decided to give it a go. Although I practice low light by myself in the range I belong to, focused instruction is always a good thing.
I was shooting my 1998 vintage Kimber Custom Classic that was built up into the FBI package at Novak's. Now I had previously been trained in flashlight low light shooting both in the NYPD as well as private courses. I have also utilized Crimson Trace units on my carry pistols since retiring since they were prohibited on NYPD duty weapons.
I was shooting a pistol that was equipped with Crimson Trace lasergrips and utilizing a Surefire for illumination of the target. It had been my belief prior to last evening that I would be better off with one or the other, light or laser.
The course of fire ranged from 3 yards to 15 and included some moving scenarios as well as emergency and tactical reloads. What I found was that the Surefire held in the Harries position (crossed wrists hands back to back) coupled with the Crimson Trace lasergrips was (for me) a wicked fast and highly accurate combination.
I had meant to switch off the lasergrips at the start of the shoot to focus on the flashlight technique. However, after the first string of fire the benefits of the two combined was immediately evident. I was consistently the first to put rounds on paper at the fire command and they were all exactly where I intended them to go.
Just thought I would share and let you know that some old dogs can learn new tricks.
"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter." Ernest Hemingway
Last edited by seanmac45; 10-27-2012 at 13:51..