2005-09-12: Range DayI made a run to the range tonight, and shot fairly well. Also wound up doing a lot more teaching than shooting, ultimately not to much avail. I shall say that my pupil seemed to think he was at an IPSC rapid-fire match as soon as (after much effort) he managed to place all the shots on the paper at the first line. Dude certainly isn't hopeless, but I do hope he doesn't use guns unsupervised until he's gotten some of the 'newbie' out of his system.
I will also say that I've learned another use for my Crimson Trace grips. I rarely ever shoot with stabilization, under the premise that I should be working primarily on free-standing shooting in stances I might actually use some day. However, with the laser grips, I found that I could brace my arms on something and use the laser for target acquisition. You've probably seen this stance on TV, when cops use their cruiser's engine block as protection while aiming - also, the laser grips allowed me to keep my head lower than would be necessary if I were using the iron sights. As for the laser dot, it didn't waver nearly as much as when I was free-standing, and I was able to shoot a nice, tight group.
I will also say that this has been the first time I've used my Sig with the 357 barrel and the laser grips. It was an amusing experience.