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Old 10-14-2016, 02:38 PM   #1
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when I first got airsoft timer

I was amazed at how fast I still was! :-) Turned out, the "random start" was not random. Instead, it was 4.0 seconds every time, and I was subconsciously picking up on that and jumping the start signal, making me appear .15 second or more faster than I actually was. :-) i'd never made a sub .50 second draw and hit, from hands at sides, from a secure IWB rig in my LIFE, cocked and locked 1911, and I was doing it nearly every try! :-) arm's length range and one hand hip point, of course.

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Old 10-14-2016, 03:24 PM   #2
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I was amazed at how fast I still was! :-) Turned out, the "random start" was not random. Instead, it was 4.0 seconds every time, and I was subconsciously picking up on that and jumping the start signal, making me appear .15 second or more faster than I actually was. :-) i'd never made a sub .50 second draw and hit, from hands at sides, from a secure IWB rig in my LIFE, cocked and locked 1911, and I was doing it nearly every try! :-) arm's length range and one hand hip point, of course.
Now you can post video's and pictures like you said you were going to, right?
 
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Would love to see it. Simple cell phone cam and photobucket account is all I used to post mine.
 
 
Old 10-17-2016, 08:01 AM   #4
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just got email from the timer maker, RU ready, very helpful as far as he could go, but the "random start" sequence is NOT, it's 3.0 seconds, for the airsoft. it's truly random for the live fire version, or so he says. So I'll have to assume that all my times are actually. 10-20 second slower than recorded, or i'll have to do something to distract myself from anticipating the beep. Probably just have my wife do the start button.
 
Old 10-17-2016, 08:09 AM   #5
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so the .47 second average time was really more like .65 second, which is sort of slow for the one handed point shot, (for me) from a speed rig. No way to know how much I'm jumping the start beep, so the only accurate method will be if she hits the start button each time..65 second is normally time for me to react, draw from hands at sides (using a speed rig) get to the weaver and fire a 2 handed, eye level point shot. I'm not seeing the front sight at such speeds, but I'm a lot more likely to hit from that firing position than with a one handed point shot, in better control of the recoil and better able to switch over to another target, or follow the first one as he moves. When I'm moving that fast, old habits take over and I DO lower my head to the sights, i DO crouch a bit. Bad habits for longer ranges and multiple targets, I know. But I've got half a mlllion dry draws to such a position and at least 150k live rds fired that way, so it's not something that's going to just go away when I'm really reaching for the bottom line of speed of draw and hit, up close. Given that it's rarely necessary to even fire, much less hit, and that the ranges are very rarely more than 10 ft, I'll keep my "bad habit" for such work and just try to remember to use the Isocoles for longer stuff, I always did use my version of the Chapman for stuff beyond 10 yds, anyway, with straightened elbows. Weaver helps me flinch badly, quite often, but not enough to miss the kill zone at 5 yds and less.

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