Well today I went and shot at my gun club and made a new friend that has steel targets and did a little impromptu shooting/training session.
During my little impromptu training session. We shot steel at 25 yards. That distance with 8 inch steel plates, and a 6 inch swinging steel plate really shows you what you need to work on in regards to trigger squeeze and grip, because at 7 yards a slight sight misalignment and bad grip may only pull a shot 1 inch from the group, and doesn’t look too bad. At 25yds that’s a miss by a mile.
I know that statistically speaking most self defense shootings don’t happen at 25 yards. But I do know that you should own the longest distance in your house, and 2 car lengths. So it really isnt too far off, and all trigger time is training time. I plan on doing it from time to time to hone my shooting disciplines.
Do any of you incorporate stuff like this into your training regimens? I need to find a training buddy next week to run a black and red training drill. Write the word black in red and vise versa and shoot at color then words. Should be fun. Has anyone done anything like this? It’s a great drill.