This is going to be brief. I have been taking some basic marksmanship and firearm safety instruction lately. I had a basic firearm safety/hunter safety class in like 1970 when I was in the 4th grade at school and have been winging it ever since so when the opportunity presented its self I jumped on it.
It’s a good thing too.
So today I actually went to shoot some rifles at 25 meters with supervision and as usual, disaster struck.
My “main” rifle shoots 5 inches high and to the left with open sights I find out. The rear sight on that one had somehow come loose so I eyeballed it and tightened it down because I don’t have any optics on it yet. My eyes are worse than I thought too. I can see the front sight fine, the little target was a fuzzy black little blob.
5 inches High and 2 inches to the left from a supported prone position. So I set that aside and grabbed the old 10/22 with a scope. I remembered the last time I shot that thing I couldn’t hit the side of a barn. So I get it out of the case and see why after about five seconds. Somehow the scope is kicked off to the left. Something ain’t right with the scope clamps so I take the damn thing off because people are waiting. Get on the line, get the commands, load it, sight it and again I can see the front sight but the target is fuzzy. Take a shot and can’t see anything so I tried it again. Still nothing so I sit up to take a look and notice the front sight has slid so far off to the right of the barrel it is literally about ready to fall off. It snapped right back into place but it obviously comes loose when you fire it.
That’s it, I’m done for the day.
You would think that I knew better and would have checked this shit out beforehand.
I ain’t that smart obviously.
So now I’m back home and I am cleaning both rifles and have already fixed the front sight on the one. Now I am also going to see if I have any other optics I can put back on it and see about trying again tomorrow.
This ain’t good except it is.
It is much better to find this shit out now and get it taken care of.
Previous lack of attention and a false sense of security just bit me on the ass.
I am farther behind the curve than I would have believed so now the scrambling begins.
Since I seem to have a full plate at the moment so I will be posting when I get time.
Have at it.