Practice makes perfect (or thereabouts).

I’ve spent the morning shooting air pistols as part of several online competitions. This comes off of the back of a month of practice with various pistols. I’ve fired over 700 shots whilst concentrating on different aspects of shooting. One of the stand out moments was getting my Luger replica out. This pistol is notContinue reading “Practice makes perfect (or thereabouts).”

Small steps, small victories, it adds up to something bigger than its parts.

I resolved to fire 50 pellets every day at 6 yards distance to try to improve my shooting. I’ve focused on various aspects of the shooting cycle such as trigger pull, breath control, psychology etc. I’ve managed to do it most days for about 30 days. Today I made a conscious effort to aim forContinue reading “Small steps, small victories, it adds up to something bigger than its parts.”

When the going gets going.

Some good news with regards to work. I’ve asked a few people about their experiences under Covid and it is mostly positive. It looks like the vast majority of people are being sensible. I’m doing a deep clean at home and my daughter has accused me of malicious vacuuming at an ungodly hour. I pointedContinue reading “When the going gets going.”

A problem with pellets.

I was loading pellets into an Umarex .177 magazine when I noticed that some of them are filled with lead and some aren’t. These are all from the same tin. This means they are different weights and will have different flight characteristics. Another tin of pellets has different sizes of head in the tin. SomeContinue reading “A problem with pellets.”

Don’t forget the basics.

It’s strange how we sometimes forget the basics. There are varying schools of thought as to how often you should clean the barrel of your air gun. Some say never, others say after every tin of pellets (500 shots) fired through the gun and a dozen other opinions. What seems to be agreed upon isContinue reading “Don’t forget the basics.”

CO2 .177 Legend S25 Revolver Air Pistol.

When I first saw that Umarex made this pistol I instantly put it on my wishlist. It reminded me of the cop shows from the 1970’s. Shows like Kojak, The Streets of San Francisco and Starskey and Hutch. Every cop had a revolver – even Dirty Harry. The Legend S25 comes with 6 shells thatContinue reading “CO2 .177 Legend S25 Revolver Air Pistol.”

Today was a good day.

I had a good day today just getting some storage solutions put up in the garage. What pleased me was it was all wood and fixings that I repurposed. The wood was once part of a bunk bed from 15 years ago. That bed has been involved in many home projects over the years! IContinue reading “Today was a good day.”

I’ve managed to keep it up.

I was going to write a poem but my creative juices aren’t flowing. I’ll console myself with the thought that I have managed to keep to my shooting practice schedule. I had the multishot Walther CP99 out and was trying the speed shooting challenge. Unfortunately I couldn’t complete it successfully. I think I need aContinue reading “I’ve managed to keep it up.”

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