Ever since the Southern Territorials in May, I haven’t been able to hit crap. Trying to get faster, something weird snuck into my draw and suddenly I was shooting all over the backstop and not hitting the plate. Hitting the plate is what it’s all about. Nothing else really matters. That post earlier this week, Natural Point of Aim, was more for me than for y’all, reminding me to get back to basics and shoot the revolver.
Earlier this week, I was surfing forums and stumbled across a Facebook Group where a member was asking if there was a training scenario to help him go faster. One of the fastest guns in the game offered simple advice. “Rip it and Grip it.” The ore I thought about that, the more I realized he was right, especially if I keep in mind the lessons of Natural Point of Aim. My body and natural arm motion will point the gun, it’s up to me to align myself properly with the spot where my body wants to point the gun.
This afternoon, I went out to the backyard range and started working again on my stance and my draw. I didn’t even hook up the timers. Time didn’t matter today, only speed and stance. I wanted to go as fast as I could and see where the bullets were hitting the target, then adjust until they fell on the plate. Simple is better and I knew that if I could figure out what I was doing wrong, I could correct it. The first ten shots went poorly. my hots were all over the backstop. The next ten went a little better, but not much.
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