I had a great day today with Minneapolis S.W.A.T.
This was built around a Ford F550.
As it happens, this here blog is known to a member of the S.W.A.T. unit of my native place. I had an invitation when in town to visit and get a little coaching and time at the range.
How could I pass that up?
One of the other members, a trainer, gave me some pointers while using sim rounds.
We identified two problems I had, one with arm position and one with my trigger pull.
After lunch (Thai) we headed off to the range. We were originally going to go to an outdoor range, but … hey… it’s winter.
I took my own Glock 19 (.9mm) and got it nice and warm, but I also had a chance to shoot a Sig P220 (.45) and this HK USP (.45).
Doing some double-taps, alternating to different targets, at 15″.
I know… I should have had my arms locked out straighter.
I haven’t done a lot of shooting for a very long time. It came back.
At 21 feet, isosceles stance with the Sig.
I pulled a little left on the first three in the first mag, and I started compensating on the second mag. But I don’t think I have to hang my head in shame.
And, yes, I know that the heart is the middle, not to the side. Just using more areas on the target, is all.
My friend caught the Glock’s muzzle flash in this one.
I am so grateful for what these guys do. When they are not dealing with the really big incidents, they are still dealing with bad guys and ne’er-do-wells every single day. It was wonderful to spend time with them, get the great coaching, and put a couple hundred rounds through my 19.
In time, I may post some pics of some of the equipment I saw, including very cool robots!
The 19 has been cleaned. I could get used to Compline with the lingering scent of solvent… in the absence of incense.