This is sort of off topic but I think relates.
I learned to shoot at night from an old cowboy. We were camping in a large group on the family’s ranch. The gang had been target practicing all day and the young men were talking sh!t the whole time. When it got dark they quit shooting. “Cowboy” (that was his name I swear….) asked them if they were ready for a challenge. He went out and hung a paper plate. We could barely make it out. Then he went back to where we were standing in the complete darkness. He pulled his six gun and shot the center out of the plate.
We were pretty impressed. We tried and of course guys were laughing and complaining about not being able to use their sites.
Then he told us to point at the plate with our finger. “If you can point at it, you can shoot it.” he said. So I spent the rest of the night learning how to point a pistol without sites.
I think practicing this is every bit as valid and important as practicing formal “target shooting” techniques. I still think you need to work on your stances, and framing, but most bad stuff happens in the dark anyway, so you should practice for it.
In fact, continuing that last thought…… seems like the only time my friends want to put rounds down range is on bright sunny low wind days….
Statistics: Posted by Myakka — Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:18 pm