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Post by BryanGA on 4/10/2012, 11:57 am

There will be an AMU clinic here near Atlanta on the 21st. I would like to get the most from it. I am going to take my 41 that has an ultradot on it. I am wondering if I should pull the ultradot and take the clinic with iron sights. I do have a Ruger MKII with irons I could shoot so I wonder if switching between them might be good.

I am going to take my .45 but not shoot it because I am getting over a wrist injury. I am going to take it and get it looked at by some more experienced shooters and see what they think should be done to it if anything.
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Post by DavidR on 4/10/2012, 12:43 pm

I would take it in what ever configuration you plan on shooting it, good chance to get a good zero point for scope or iron sights.
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Post by BryanGA on 4/10/2012, 1:08 pm

I am just going to leave the dot on the 41 and take everything with me.
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Post by BryanGA on 4/17/2012, 11:37 pm

I am not sure I am going to attend the clinic. After three weeks in a immobilization brace my shooting wrist is weak and still painful. I am not able to hold a 3" group at 25 yards with my 41 and after 10 or 20 rounds am lucky to hold 8". Just not sure how much I can get out of it not being able to actually shoot.
Sometimes it seems the gods are conspiring against me.
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Post by Jack H on 4/18/2012, 6:19 am

If you have the opportunity, go. I was signed for an all too rare west coast Zins clinic. But something interfered and I had to cancel. I have regretted it ever since.
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Post by DavidR on 4/18/2012, 9:47 am

BryanGA wrote:I am not sure I am going to attend the clinic. After three weeks in a immobilization brace my shooting wrist is weak and still painful. I am not able to hold a 3" group at 25 yards with my 41 and after 10 or 20 rounds am lucky to hold 8". Just not sure how much I can get out of it not being able to actually shoot.
Sometimes it seems the gods are conspiring against me.



The AMU rarely has these and usually
only at Ft. Benning but now that the base is shut down to civilian
competitors in all activities this is probily the only chance anyone
will have to do one unless they are willing to travel a long distance.
You live less than 30 minutes from riverbend, if your truly serious
about taking up this sport i cant see not attending even if all you do
is observe.
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Post by BryanGA on 4/18/2012, 10:57 am

Sounds good.
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Post by SMBeyer on 4/18/2012, 8:52 pm

Bring a note book and write everything down that you can. You will probably find that you will learn much more from the classroom than shooting. The notes you will have forever and you can always go back to them. Scott
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Post by DavidR on 4/19/2012, 8:56 am

Ive been to two, if i didnt have to work id be at this one too.
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Post by DavidR on 4/23/2012, 11:31 am

Well the AMU clinic was a great success, everyone who attended enjoyed a great learning experience, lunch and wonderful day advancing their skill level and shooting
with the AMU instructors. We had people travel from several other states to take advantage of this rare opportunity.
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Post by Jack H on 4/23/2012, 9:45 pm

I am envious of you east coasties. Out west here, there is next to nothing like that. Sad
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Post by DavidR on 4/24/2012, 8:57 am

Jack H wrote:I am envious of you east coasties. Out west here, there is next to nothing like that. Sad


Since Ft. Benning got a new non civilian friendly commander we wont be having any more either, this one just slipped in because it was already scheduled.
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Post by jmdavis on 4/24/2012, 10:20 am

Is the new Base Commander stopping outreach or has he closed the base to civilians? Either is bad, but the first is abhorent!
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Post by DavidR on 4/24/2012, 1:24 pm

Last fall when he took over he cancelled the regional just a couple of weeks before its date( that had been on the schedule for a year) and ended the 2700 matches that were open to civilians and all other shooting related events are not open to civilians anymore. They still let a few scheduled clinics happen, but they only sent two guys to ours this time.
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Post by jmdavis on 4/24/2012, 1:47 pm

Well that does sound bad. Worse, it sounds elitist and dismissive.
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Post by JLK on 4/24/2012, 2:38 pm

I'm not making excuses for anyone but just throwing something out there.

Lots has happened in the last year or two at U.S. Army posts in the continental U.S.
One big thing was the shooting at Ft Hood by the doctor. There have been other
incidents reported in the news as well.
The first duty of a military commander is to try to protect his guys from unnecessary harm.
That may be why Ft. Benning was closed.

Also there are the huge budget cuts coming.
When the priorities for the too few dollars are determined our stuff has to
justify a place at the table.

Don't know if any of this caused what happened but could have.
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Post by Rob Kovach on 4/24/2012, 11:07 pm

Budget issues I can believe...Shooting with/against civilian competitors as unecessary harm? I just can't get there...
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Post by SMBeyer on 4/28/2012, 10:35 pm

I just got an e-mail from USA Shooting about the Nationals being held at Benning again this year. Is it only bullseye that they aren't allowing civilians to shoot? Scott
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Post by DavidR on 4/30/2012, 9:12 am

From what they said All civilian participation in any events have been suspended till further notice. Id check with usas to see if there info is correct.
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Post by Sa-tevp on 8/9/2013, 7:26 pm

Has there been any changes in policy? Living in Georgia and being a beginner I'd like to see the clinics start again and/or observe an ISSf match.
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Post by DavidR on 8/10/2013, 9:23 am

There is a new commander in charge however the budget cuts have suspended all things like this. But come to riverbend gun club on august 18, for the first introductory bullseye match, based on the new NRA program, beginners can shoot with two hands if they want and the match is shot all at 25 yards.There will be Master class shooters there to help with any questions and this will be geared toward teaching the bullseye game to those interested.. start time 10am, check out riverbends web site for directions.


http://www.rbgc.org/
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