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Post by ANDYZ28 2/8/2017, 8:19 am

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I have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's. I am one of the unfortunate souls who was stationed at Camp LeJune during the bad water time frame ('53-'87). My question is that I want to return to Bullseye Pistol. BUT some things are a problem, do I have to go down range and score/replace targets myself, or can someone do it for me?

Thanks, Andy

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Post by Doug Tiedt 7/26/2020, 2:56 pm

willnewton wrote:
As long as you can shoot safely, any group worth shooting with will do what they can to get you on the line.

+1.  All that needs to be said.

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Post by bpettet 7/30/2020, 10:00 am

I hope you keep at it.  You are stronger inside than many who can hold the pistol just fine!  Kudos to you sir.

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Post by ANDYZ28 4/7/2021, 8:56 pm

I know I have not been keeping you informed but it has been a busy time for me.
I am on the verge of giving up on the pistol. I have agonized over the decision for the entire Covid time. 
It seems to me that there is some sort of disconnect when I fire shot, I will see a perfect sight picture.  Then nothing, no shot anywhere that makes any sense to me. I know how I "used to shoot" and this stuff is not it. 
I have fired over 100 rounds a total of 2 were in the black. I must find a solution to this problem. 
But I do not know what to do.
Thanks, Andy

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Post by -TT- 4/8/2021, 11:43 am

Andy, sorry to hear. Have you had someone else shoot the pistol to rule out a hardware problem? Optics issues will certainly do this.

If that checks out, maybe try a wrist or arm support, to get more insight on things. I used a physical therapy pulley on a loop under my forearm to retrain after shoulder surgery last winter. It's amazing how much the fine-motor skills needed work to come back. I'm still struggling with grip and wrist control in sustained fire. Are you able to switch hands?

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Post by ANDYZ28 4/10/2021, 12:45 am

Joel Weber, I was recently aware of an aid that I had no idea about, the Mantis X shooting system?

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Post by Al 4/11/2021, 8:08 pm

Are you able to switch hands?


Am in the journey of going southpaw myself.  Shot my first match left handed a few weeks back, to say it's humbling is the understatement of the year. Have never shot that bad even as a rank beginner.


On the positive side, my wobble is within the black. It's trying to control the trigger with my left index finger. Only had 2 targets throughout the 2700 without misses at 50'.  I'm working on dryfiring, a lot, left handed & it's helping. But still excruciating slow going.


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Post by ANDYZ28 4/11/2021, 8:14 pm

BUT, you keep working at it!

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