zombie apocalypse training, 4
Feel like I’m really getting good with the SCAR-17. Today I tried several drills. With the hostage drill, I first tried grouping shots in the eyes and forehead, saving one last shot for an attempt at the mouth.
Next, I tried bisecting the hostage-taker’s head and grouping the shots on the side closest to the woman as a way to really concentrate on my aim. Sadly for her, though my grouping I think is pretty good, I nevertheless killed the hostage with a temple shot. Or I would have, had that been the shot I took before killing the hostage taker.
Finally, I took an 8″ x 8″ VisiShot target out to 100 yards again. This time, I managed to keep all twenty shots within roughly 2″ of center mass, with 10 of those shots within 1″:
I also drilled on the pistol range today, as well. With both the Taurus 24/7 OSS 45 (using iron sights) and the FNP-45 Tac (using the Trijicon RMR reflex sight, sometimes with both eyes open) I had no misses at a head-sized target out to 30 feet, and at 21 feet was able to keep all my shots within 3″ of the bulls eye. I also shot at 45′ and 60′ and was able to put all but a couple of shots at the longest distance into the body, including several shots in the heart and along the spinal column. I didn’t take pictures of those targets so you’ll just have to trust me. I’ve always felt comfortable with the FNP. But since I adjusted the altitude on the reflex sight a few clicks, I’ve been shooting it much much better.
The only thing I forget to do today was shoot with my left hand. Next time.
So. The takeaway: Beware, zombies. It’s one thing to be adept at shooting. It’s another to enjoy taking those kill shots. And I’m a stupidly grinning motherfucker these days.