February 23 HDF DAY on the Range (Read 1027 times)


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February 23 HDF DAY on the Range
« on: February 07, 2019, 07:23:42 PM »
his month, we will have a carbine skill builder class
space is  limited so that we can maximize learning

no RSVP is necessary for the open shoot portion, which runs from 8-10
if you help set up from 7:15, you will receive a $5 discount  on open shoot. contribution is $15.
you may shoot any HI legal rifle, shotgun, or pistol
10 rounds in mag limit, rapid fire allowed as long as it is AIMED
there will be targets set up at various distances, but you are welcome to bring your own (targets must be approved by range staff)
personal equipment (targets/tables) MUST be set up during setup time before line goes hot

covered shoes are REQUIRED for all who are present

we will be cleaning up and setting up for the class from 10-10:30
class begins promptly at 10:30 am, please arrive by 10 am to check in, help set up, and get geared up.
late arrivals may be charged a late fee or even be denied entry to the class.
If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible.  Failure to provide at least 72 hours notice may result in penalties for future classes. 

required gear/ammo: carbine, at least 3 magazines, pouches (belt or chest rig) to hold spare mags, 200 rounds of ammo

please let us know if you cannot stay until he end of the session, because we usually have a small challenge at the end and we need to form teams

DO NOT RSVP on this thread.
email this address to sign up and you will be notified next week of your class status
---------> hdfrangeday@thehdf.org <----------

RSVPs begin at 8 am saturday 2/9/19
>------- » NO signups before 8 am ... you will receive notification of your class status on monday,  via email
if you apply later than monday, you will receive a reply email with your status as we receive it.

please be courteous to your fellow shooters
do not take spots in the class if you are unable to attend
late cancellations and no-shows can lead to automatic waitlist status in the future


Re: February 23 HDF DAY on the Range
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 01:58:52 PM »
Thanks for the great range day.  Things I learned:

1) Doing a class without a plate carrier kicks ass.  I didn't sweat as much, breath harder, and my back wasn't sore.  I sweat so little that I had to piss 3 times during the class.  Normally, I don't piss at all because I'm sweating it all out.  Still drank 1 gatorade and about 3/4 gallon water.  I tweeked my back in the gym a few days prior and didn't want to aggravate the injury.  Especially since I'm going Taiwan soon.

2) Related to #1 above, my mag pouches are on my plate carrier.  So reloading from prone takes extra movements.  But because I had the mag carrier on my waist, it was easier to stay low to the ground.  I may use at least 1 AR mag carrier on the belt for future classes, for prone type reloading.

3) Figured out my POA/POI at 20 yards.  I know my hold over for 5 yards and a few classes ago shot at 20 and was to low still.  I didn't hold high enough.  I have corrected that since.

4) Learned where to place my cheek on the butt stock for prone shooting.  And it does affect accuracy.  I place more of my jaw then jam down with pressure.  Compared to resting the stock on the cheek direct.  Grouping difference at 20 yards was dollar coin, compared to orange.

5) Shot from prone support side.  All jam up.  Apparently, my safety selector moves locations when activating with support hand.  Will practice more support side shooting at next HDF open shoot.