Taking On Coronavirus!

You are stuck at home. It doesn’t matter if it is due to a quarantine, a “shelter in place” order, or your employer has mandated it. While normally you might go to the range once a week or so, that’s out for the most part.

So what can you do? Well, make the coronavirus work for you!

Use some of the time to practice your draw, your trigger stroke, and/or your grip and use coronavirus to do it! As you can see above, I have a target that was provided by Claude Werner, the Tactical Professor himself, set up in my kitchen. The link for it is here.

If I stand on the other side of the kitchen table, I’m just about 4 yards away which is the scale this target uses. You see the numbers on it? They stand for how far away the 8 inch target would appear at 7, 10, 15, 20, and 25 yards respectively. You can use a SIRT pistol or really any UNLOADED firearm. Claude has some safety rules you should follow when dry fire practicing and you can read them here.

The original target was created by Hilton Yam of 10-8 Performance. Claude just modified it to add the coronavirus instead of black circles.

The bottom line is you can work on your skills, have some fun, and get back at that damn Wuhan coronavirus (aka Kung Flu aka COVID-19 aka China virus).

Paper Or Plastic?

Though fewer and fewer grocery stores give you the choice anymore, the next time you are in a store that asks “paper or plastic?”, answer paper.

Thanks to a post by SayUncle about a guy using a selection of Priority Mail boxes to make cardboard silhouette targets, I found this:

You can make two paper silhouette targets from one large paper grocery bag. That is what I call ingenuity! Full instructions are at the link above.

Practice Targets

Oleg Volk has come up with an interesting printable practice target as seen below.

The VCA stands for Violent Criminal Actor. As Oleg notes, “The point of including the letters is to break the ingrained fear of official-looking outfits or criminals impersonating their members (as was the case with Brevik wearing a police vest).” With the number of home invasions increasing and with crooks starting to impersonate police, I think this is important. Make sure to read Oleg’s full explanation about the features of the target.

Oleg has included a link to the the printable PDF here.