Gopher Time

Since Bitter and I were invited on a squirrel hunt earlier, I thought maybe since I was headed the range tonight, I’d try at shooting some rodent targets.  I didn’t have squirrel, but I did have groundhog targets handy:

Shooting my Ruger Mk.II, weaver stance, at 10 yards, rapid fire, I noticed my shots are pulling to the left a bit.  I’m not sure if it’s me or the gun, but I wasn’t doing it when I was shooting the CZ-82.  The Mk.II 50th Anniversary edition has fixed sights.  Can fixed sights drift off center over time?

All the more reason, I suppose, to get myself another decent .22LR pistol for shooting target.

4 thoughts on “Gopher Time”

  1. Nice happy smiling Groundhog.

    I’ve never heard of fixed sights drifting…. but that doesn’t mean much.

    Given the pattern, I’d guess more you then the gun :) Looks like trigger issues to me. Take a look at where your finger sits on the trigger on the Mk.II vs the CZ-82, willing to bet it isn’t the same. I have that problem with almost every gun I shoot, just need to find the spot my finger likes.

    Anyway, just my two cents…

  2. I think you’re probably right. What I’m thinking I’m doing is pushing the pistol to the left very slightly when I’m pulling the trigger on the Mk.II. The Mk.II’s trigger breaks almost immediately after pressure is applied. The CZ-82 has a bit of take up before it breaks. It could be that I nudge the pistol left when I first apply pressure. I don’t seem to do it with the Glock either.

  3. If you draw a cute fluffy tail on that groundhog target, it’ll look a lot like a delicious squirrel target.

    I mean squirrels are delicious, not targets are delicious.

  4. This cold has completely destroyed my sense of smell. You could feed me the target or the squirrel right now, and I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

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