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Yesterday evening and this morning in RVA

pittimus84:

Ran TMACS “Set It Off” and “Turn and Burn” drills yesterday like 20 times each. Was a lot of fun, I like the idea of PT and shooting guns.

And yes Trijicon HD Night Sights are very nice pistol sights indeed!

Ran TMACS “Set It Off” and “Turn and Burn” drills yesterday like 20 times each. Was a lot of fun, I like the idea of PT and shooting guns.

And yes Trijicon HD Night Sights are very nice pistol sights indeed!

Practicing TMACS “Set It Off”

I think between running this drill and “turn and burn” drill a bunch of times I must have sprinted half a mile. PT and pistol shooting, oh yeah!

Love Pat Mac, never seen a El  Pres drill like this before. Can’t believe I did not find him until earlier this week.Ex Delta guys just making it interesting. Gotta take a class with him one day.

I miss being there. I miss the people, I’ve meet so many great folks while I was there who I never knew until I was there. I miss the experience, I miss being apart of something greater than ones self. I miss how simple it was. I miss the lessons on life it taught me. I miss the appreciation for it. I miss something that only few understand, but that’s for us to know and try to open the eyes of others on life. It’s a choice on whether or not anyone wants to hear and listen. 

I miss being there. I miss the people, I’ve meet so many great folks while I was there who I never knew until I was there. I miss the experience, I miss being apart of something greater than ones self. I miss how simple it was. I miss the lessons on life it taught me. I miss the appreciation for it. I miss something that only few understand, but that’s for us to know and try to open the eyes of others on life. It’s a choice on whether or not anyone wants to hear and listen. 

Don’t know why but I ran across Khia. I remember when I first heard this back in summer of 2002. 12 years has come and gone. 

Life Is Like a Story

Life is like a story, it’s constantly being written. But unlike a story once life is written you can’t go back and edit what has been wrote. 

Steel Flying

Steel Flying

Just a short gif I made using some still photo’s my wife took of me while I was shooting my Sig Pro 2022 9mm.

Taking a break from some range time down in the country. 

Taking a break from some range time down in the country. 

Dubstep, a flute (I think) and some orchestra, makes for quite a nice mix.

Questions?

Questions, anyone have one?

Epiphany (What Next)

I think about things and then out of no where I have an epiphany and knowledge and understanding slaps me in the face on something. Then it’s a race to remember it some kind of external way other than memory because I’ll more than likely forget it. Just like what’s below.

Daily, multiple times daily even when I don’t actively think about it my mind always does. It thinks what next? What happens after military life? In many ways it’s a panic but it is a very legitimate question. I have said before that me and the military is a true love/hate relationship. I’ve hated most of it, but the small amount I love about it I’d never take back for anything. Even as a reservist I miss and long for how a military unit operates at my civilian job. My days of active duty are just that years of active service lived daily. I question the purpose of what I do at work a lot, it just seems it’s not legit and the reasons have no real meaning behind doing the work, but it pays the bills so I go. 

I even look at my own life outside of work and what I do. I used to ride motorcycles, made motorcycle video’s, did track days, always rode up in the mountains of Virginia, dedicated and immersed myself in improving my riding ability through body mechanics on the bike, braking and throttle control, suspension setup, tire pressures, tires, chain maintenance, engine maintenance, gearing, engine mapping, etc.

And it’s no different than how I immersed myself with making video’s, dedicating the time and money to buying cameras, learning how to video, how to get the shot on my motorcycle with my GoPro, or from a tripod of a city skyline with my Canon 60D, night time settings, even learning how to take still photo’s to speed up my DSLR filming skills. Researching how to make camera rigs on the cheap to assist in various filming techniques. Hours spent on google maps looking for locations to film at or photo at. Just a lot and I mean a lot of time dedicated and spent on videography and photography and becoming better at both.

Even with guns, I have just as with the previous 2, just broken it down into a learning science for myself. To be able to gain as much knowledge as possible. From the type of handgun, to caliber, to my personal likes, to fit and feel, cost, overall cost when you factor in everything from ammo, extra mags, holsters, mag carriers, belts, sights, medical supplies just in case. Time spent on online looking up information and research, to in person talking with other folks who shoot guns. How the trigger feels, how my sight picture is, how shooting both eyes open is so much easier than one eye open. How do I focus on even doing that with a TBI which effects me all the time in all aspects of my life, and directly interferes with my visual processing ability, and short and long term memory, and focus. 

That and I have been just doing home improvement projects. Redid my attic insulation properly, sealed my crawl space, built a storage shed from the ground up no kit or directions, and more projects to get done when the warm weather is here to stay and the cold is out till winter later this year. I’m a DIY’er and yet it’s like I’m looking for a purpose, to see what I can do what I’m good at and I do what it is I set out to do. I have no limiting abilities yet, I don’t see myself as a expect on any one thing but I want to be good at everything. I do know that I love video and photography and that has seemed to tie into everything else I do, it’s just finding and figuring out that way, having that epiphany on how to make that what I do, so I can do what I love.

Well worth the 13 minutes to learn a thing or 2 of value. Simple and yet effective to improve not only speed but being relaxed and smooth.