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Bullseye & Booze (1956)

Discussion in 'Training & Competition' started by MikePotts, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. MikePotts

    MikePotts Well-Known Lifetime Member

  2. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Vodak, The Choice of a New Generation TGT Supporter

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    What a read.

    That settles it, vodak for breakfast! It's for marksmanship purposes.
     
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  3. mongoose

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    I was being instructed to shoot a revolver at the local PD range in the late 60s . A detective walked to the line with a cigarette ( with about 2" of ash hanging down) in his lips. The Detective had a Scotch on the rocks in one hand and S&W model 10 in the other. He shook like a leaf, but he literally cut the 10 ring out of his target at 25 yds. He saw me gawking at him and he said " Son, its not where the sights are when you think about pulling the trigger, its where they are going to be when you do."
     
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    The thing I stress the most when teaching someone to shoot, probably about half of what I teach, is to relax. Mind and body. 90% of shooting is doing things you body already knows how to do. Relax and let it do it.
    It works best on kids and new shooters. The younger the better. Two of the hardest things for most adults to do....
    Not try
    Do nothing.
    They are not always bad things. Sometimes they are the best things you can do.

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  5. MikePotts

    MikePotts Well-Known Lifetime Member

    I had the privilege to meet Col.Askins in about '83 or '84 at one of the first "Safari Club" shows in Dallas, there was a guy walking around with a 'pet' cougar on a leash and Askins was steaming mad about it, liked him ever since, and yes he did have a drink in his hand!

    http://www.darkcanyon.net/The_Legend_Of_Charley_Askins.htm
     
  6. t-astragal

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    No wonder our numbers are down at bullseye matches. It would be a lot more fun with booze.

    I hear of an older guy that passed out drunk at a match ~10 years ago. He was kicked out permanently from that range. We’re so uptight now!


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    BMF500 Matthew 10:34 TGT Supporter

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  8. benenglish

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  9. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Do any of the traditional schuetzen clubs in the state still have beer rests built into their rifle rests? They used to.
     
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  10. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    You're in good company. Jeff Cooper called Louis Awerbuck one of the half-dozen best firearms instructors in the world. I've always loved this quote from Awerbuck:
    Truer words were never spoken.
     


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