I was looking at my last target above and thinking what can I do to improve. Then I remembered the video of Wyatt Earp saying be fast but deliberate. Fast enough out of the holster but slow enough to make hits on target. Like John C says on ASP, its hits in the meaty bits that stop a fight. I had too many wild shots.
Slow down and be deliberate with your actions. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.
Isolateing out those trigger finger issues and grip issues will sort out a lot of that.
First of all you have to find out if the misses were due to speed or bad grip or bad trigger control.
Definitely the best idea is to slow everything down and isolate the issue.
Perhaps “slow is smooth, smooth is fast” doesn’t work for everyone… (I actually don’t like this ) but life teaches us everyday…:
“If you cannot do something slow, you never do this fast”
The places where the target is ate out making the big holes, I went slower and was working on accuracy. I want to combine the two. That will be next week. Also shooting from uncomfortable positions: on my butt, one knee, on my belly/back and off hand.
Lol, yes. How did you know?
Lol, roger that sir. I do need to find the correct caliber of pen though.
The “slow is smooth, smooth is fast” doesnt require you to stay slow, you build speed while maintaining accuracy, and through clean repetitive practice, you build speed ontop of accuracy. You build the muscle memory through repetitive, specific, motions, and as you practice and gain more and more muscle memory you naturally do it faster. Not everyone learns the same way, but it all requires practice no matter what saying you want to use lol
You train to have a tight small pattern of holes. That way when you get into a messy situation, and you have to defend yourself your shots are all center mass with no misses. In a defensive shooting a person will shoot at about 40% of their accuracy, with tunnel vision and stress you will respond with the basics of your skill level because you will not be focused on all of your shooting skills. This is why practice and training is so important.
Have you ever wondered if you were shooting at the target and going through the hole you made before that it was just like missing the target? because of the lack of striking the target proof? This would be a visual verification trigger.
After about 3 runs i usually change targets out because of this. I catch myself focusing on the hole and watching for dirt spray in the backstop behind the target
Nice work. I noticed and I am curious, on the middle-left target, did you go from the bottom right over to it
Yeah, its shot in 5 5shot strings, in consecutive order from largest to smallest. In 3 runs except for the smallest didnt get a 3rd run. That was the end of the 400 rounds i had taken out to the 15 yard mark
I noticed the angle of the hits on that one was slanted from lower right and to upper left.
Nothing wrong with it ! I am just reading the target.
Trigger isolation dots and one of the other speed drills. The 5 towards the bottom on the dots were rapid succession so they opened up a bit
Accidentally bought half a case of .357 Sig instead of .357 Magnum. Figured instead of trying to sell it, I’d just buy a .357 Sig. Thought I was going to grab a brand spankin’ new Sig P229…yeah, not so much. Settled on Glock 32 Gen 4…much cheaper for sure, Target above from first trip (and first Glock ever) out. Drill is:
5 top left @ 3 yd
5 top right @ 3 yd
10 @ 5 yds
10 @ 7 yds
5 @ 15 yds (forgot to write on target, and responsible for the wide lefts)
Final 15 = 3 yds, 2 center mass, 1 head (x5), fast as possible from ready.
Think I’ll keep it! (though I’ll be putting some TruGlo TFX Pros on it next week. My 65 year old trifocaled eyes don’t really seem to like Glock stock sights. I’m a both eyes open shooter.
Ever have a day that just seems to be so drab? Today is a day like that for me. I have worked on a .45 ACP AR style rifle, and it will not chamber bullets. Then I shot at a simple target with my Kimber .45 ACP with 7 rounds and I sucked.
Thought I heard a ting about the half way mark. A casing bouncing of the lane/range divider?
My casings fly all over.