I always like to start a training session first with dry-firing and then move into accuracy drills/dot drills. Proper sight alignment and perfect trigger control are critical to achieving consistent accuracy on target.
I continue to train with my new Sig P365XL and am quite impressed with it. Two 5 shot groups at 3, 7, and 15 yards. I can tighten things up at 15, but not bad for a micro compact pistol.
It appears that the Texas House and Senate conference committee has finally fixed the problems that existed in the bill and it will now head to Gov Abbott for his signature. Great win for the 2nd Amendment! That said, I still strongly recommend people obtain their License to Carry. Two main reasons: reciprocity with non Constitutional Carry states (you’ll be able to carry in 36 states vs 20 if I remember the numbers off the top of my head) and simplified purchases of new firearms from FFLs (Your LTC serves as your NICS background check). A third reason is that training is almost always a good thing.
I’ve been carrying a Glock for a LONG time and in recent years, settled on the G43 with extra magazine for my daily carry. Comfortable, easy to shoot, Glock reliability, etc. A good gun to carry. A while back, I shot the Sig P365 and liked it, but didn’t really consider it as an alternative carry gun. Recently I shot one again along with the 365XL. I was super impressed with the XL’s feel and felt that it was super easy to shoot. The gun points well and felt recoil is less than the G43 (and also the Springfield Hellcat) IMO. So I bought the P365XL and now use it as my daily carry. In addition to the above, I increased my round count from 15 rounds in the G43 (previously added +1 base pads for 7 round magazines) to 28 rounds in the Sig (12+1 and a 15 rounder). The best part is, all this comes in essentially the same size footprint (yes, the 365XL is bigger, but negligible).
Dry-fire Training. I tell everyone that takes a class that dry-fire practice is one of the best ways to increase confidence and build on competence. It costs nothing but a bit of time and forces us to properly execute the fundamentals of shooting. So…no excuses….Take 15 minutes today and improve your skills through dry-fire training!
If you are not familiar with Colion and his Second Amendment advocacy, you need to watch him. His 2A arguments are among the best out there. He’s a great voice and I encourage everyone to follow him and support his platforms!
Great LTC class today and I enjoyed meeting great people. Texas LTC class is just one step responsible gun owners can take to protect themselves and their families. Practice and training are critical to improving our skills and becoming more proficient gun owners. For the 8 million+ new gun owners in the country, I highly encourage you to take a firearms course and improve your skill set!