Thanks for the perfect set up…JRWnTN said:You're probably right about some folks not wanting to know how slow they are, but sometimes the near opposite occurs. I've seen shooters who were so smooth and efficient in their movements that they seemed to be moving quite slow. Without a timer, I don't think an observer really appreciates how fast some folks can draw, empty a magazine, reload and fire again.
Ziff-Davis' Flying Magazine, half-a-century ago, used to have a monthly reader-authored feature entitled "I Learned About That From Flying." My Dad contributed to that column, the last time as a result of an event I remember quite vividly, since I was in the second seat two times in succession when we were trying to get out of Detroit City Airport but the engine on our Bellanca CruiseMaster kept taking a dump… a little alarming 100-200 feet off the group with that h-u-g-e gasoline tank right there in the middle of the aerodrome. What we learned, and it meant tearing the heads off the Lycoming engine twice and almost ruining the engine on the family Packard as we tracked it to the fuel supply, was that AvFuel didn't "sit" well… something in the cracking process caused it to get "gummy" after a two months sitting in the wing tanks if a stored aircraft.Señor Coelho said:Dean - there was that one time that your chrono readings were way off, but it wasn't the chrono or the local radar. It was the result of trying to chrono .40 S&W out of a .45 ACP.
I know, the magazines looked the same and .40 and .45 are pretty close.
O, to be sure… never doubt that for an instant, Patron.(I got a feeling I'm going to pay for this one.)