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Keep in mind that shooting skills are a diminishing skill set. If you don't use them regularly (practice) your skills will diminish very quickly. Learn proper fundamentals. Stance, grip, sight alignment, trigger control. With a solid foundation with the fundamentals you will quickly see vast improvement in your shot groups. I don't candy coat firearms training results. Based on the photo of your target, I question the skill and ability of your instructor. First time shooter or not, that target is plain bad. I don't blame the shooter, I blame the instructor. They should have identified which of the fundamentals you are weak and correct you on the spot. That would show an immediate improvement on your target results. Too many instructor give kudos and praise for subpar results. They want the student to feel good so they will come back. What they are really doing is lining their pockets rather than teaching proper skills. I will give students praise when they have earned it. Their results are a direct reflection on my ability to teach proper fundamentals. Choose your instructors wisely.I went back to the range yesterday, and noticed I was much less rattled by the noise and the bang. It's probably just a matter of getting used to it. I don't I'll ever really enjoy it but who knows. it's not a sport for me, it's a means of self defense, so I just want to be as good as I can be. Yes 911 is the first go to and I love my local OPD but if somebody comes kicking down my door it'll take them some time to get here, by which time there's a good chance I will be dead or seriously injured. I'd rather shoot back and have the OPD over to investigate the details.
Never knew this about that area in Oakland:It's an artist work / live community, in an industrial neighborhood called Jingletown.
A fully accessorized Bentley Continental GT Speed is on my "when I win the Lotto" wish list.
My close friend has an orange convertible Bentley Continental GT Speed to match his orange McLaren 720S. The Bentley is definitely both a beauty and a beast with that roaring V12!A fully accessorized Bentley Continental GT Speed is on my "when I win the Lotto" wish list.
Ride Safe. Dr.Tramp...............
Not a McClaren fan but they do make a nice pair. Looks like he can even afford to put gas in them.
Very nice ... this is my current ride that I am actually very happy with.
Gorgeous. And the way the harp works is this:
I watched the TV show Everest: beyond the limit. Amazing all the work, preparation, money, time and mental/physical exertion involved.A few pictures from a climbing expedition I went on in the Himalayas, back in 2004. Mt. Baruntse was the target, a little over 7,000 meters. I didn't make it to the summit, got frostbitten fingers and toes and had to be evacuated by chopper back to Kathmandu.
This was back in the day when parts of the countryside were controlled by Maoist rebels. You had to pay $40 "fee" per expedition member, or they wouldn't let you through. We decided not to risk it and paid up. If you didn't pay, there was a good chance that at some point guys would show up with AK47s and kindly ask you to return. Not worth the risk, we were responsible for a big group of porters and sherpas.
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People don’t have to love it. It’s another tool for self defense. Some people it comes naturally some have to get used to it. Gun sales have set records the last 2 years because people are realizing that the police can’t be relied on. BLM/Antifa and no political will to address them means you and yours are on their own at the worst of times.The Glock 17 is about as mild a 9mm as you can buy. Your shot pattern tells you that you're afraid of the bang and recoil. Why are you taking up pistol training? On the range you can wear ear protection, in an actual situation where you'd have to actually use it, the ear protection isn't there, and you'll get spooked. If you don't love the smell of gun powder in the morning, don't get aroused by the sound of gunfire, then this sport is not for you. If you want to keep it for protection, then 911 would be a better option. But no one should consider a firearm if they're innately afraid of it because it won't change, and there's nothing wrong with it. Uvalde showed that even a gaggle of police officers were never made to carry a firearm. Guns are not the remedy against fear and anxiety.
You are a smart man.Very nice ... this is my current ride that I am actually very happy with.
Not super fancy or expensive, and the gas mileage is pretty bad, but it gets me everywhere in any weather, without having to change tires. Sun, rain, sleet, snow, mud, it's all good.
Plus I can mount my mountainbike on a bike rack.
213,000 miles and after new engine and transmission good for another couple of hundred thousand miles.
I love Jeeps, this is my 4th Jeep.
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I hate to break it to you. Restoring a Caddy is a sink hole into the abyss. The chrome and bright work alone is a bank account killer. That said, I hope you can see it though to completion. Sexy rides when done up nice.It’s my first Cadillac restoration & I’m already hoping I even break even on it. It’s a project car my bro & I am fixing up.
Yeah, I know. You’d be surprised though. I sold my last restoration 1/2 way through. It was a 1965 Buick Rivera GS. I had no idea they had a cult like following. Guy made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. I loved the clam shell head light on that car, lol!!I hate to break it to you. Restoring a Caddy is a sink hole into the abyss. The chrome and bright work alone is a bank account killer. That said, I hope you can see it though to completion. Sexy rides when done up nice.