A little black dress and belt for a lovely young lady. (1911, really!)
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    Good Shoot'n......Granny! Nice rig!

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    Congrats on all of the adjustments you have made. Nice pistol and rig as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepnut View Post
    Very nice rig there and is fun shooting with weak hand too. I have always been ambidextrous but my eyes not so much so I have to warm them up before switch. Is getting easier.
    Having shot "strong hand, weak hand" around barricades in competition for years I really didn't realize that actually changing the "strong hand" to the other side involved SO MANY CHANGES - in stance, learning to flick off the safety, dealing with the mag release button on guns that do not have reversible mag releases, and even in grip/aiming! And another little detail is putting your magazines into the belt carriers "the other way!"

    It took a lot of practice, unlearning old muscle memory and learning new. I'm not only right eye dominant, but as soon as the gun comes up into position my left eye closes. I tried keeping both eyes open for a few months and all that accomplished was headaches! For well over a year I had to slightly cant the gun to keep my shots accurate. The last couple of times I've shot I noticed that I'm holding the gun straight up most of the time and getting patterns that are good enough for SD purposes (2" x 3" at 7 yards)- so THAT was a very gradual learning process.

    Finally, now, shooting left handed has become natural for me: So much so that now I can't even get a proper grip on this Browning to squeeze the grip safety enough so that I can pull the trigger if I hold the gun in my right hand.
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    I for one, am very impressed........with the entire package.

    You're quite the person.

    Geeze
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    Thank you so much, Geeze! We do what we have to do - at any age!

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    Looks like a very nice 1911 rig!
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    Gun looks great and so does the rig! Can't wait for the range report.
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    Range report

    Sunshine today for the first time in over a week, and to the range we went!

    The rig is great, with the belt being stiff enough that if i tighten it just right the holster stays in position and doesn't pull up or move when I draw the gun. Because of the thickness of the belt and the double thickness of the top/back of the holster due to how the belt loop is attached, I can't get a "full combat grip" on the gun and have to slightly adjust my grip between initial draw and getting it on target. Since this is not a carry gun, it is no problem.

    The gun performed beautifully, as usual. I was working on shooting one handed and shooting on the move, not on slow shooting accuracy, but still did pretty well on the paper targets. The last 25 rounds were on the steel range, shooting at small steel targets. No misses.

    I also got to shoot hubby's fairly new Rock Island Armory 9mm 1911 and it is wonderful! It is so heavy that the weight of that all steel gun absorbs enough recoil that it feels like shooting my P238 .380 - but the grip is so much larger than the SIG mini gun that there is plenty of room for best possible grip for my hands. it was delightful to know that there is ONE 9mm gun in our household that I can shoot now with my damaged hands!

    Then we came home and I made a grocery list and we went to town to a new "Mexican grille" which is like a Qdoba or Chipotle,but privately owned. We each had a fairly decent burrito bowl, and then it was on to Kroger for a good size shopping.

    Tomorrow is my birthday but today we celebrated!
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    Hey Miss Granny,



    Later, Mark
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    @msharley THANK YOU! What a pretty picture and how did you know that roses are my favorite flower?
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