Jeff Cooper is good for something.
I went to the range, after WAY too long since my last time... And now I shoot the best session of my life.
I forgot to do everything. Purposefully, too, for the most part, once I realized it. I didn't hold my breath, spend too much time with the grip, flex my knees, get my feet just so. I did two things, as Cooper would say: "Front Sight... Press." I focused on the front sight, and didn't mash the trigger as is my wont, causing me to 'push' the pistol. I let it surprise me. I got the hang of letting the trigger surprise me. Finally!
And from the first round to the end.... only a coupla three was off the target area. And I called those as I shot them.
Look at these! These are excellent, for me. Still low and right, gut only a few inches low and right rather than almost a foot. Because, let's face it... I'm never going to shoot the wings off a fly, a dime in mid air, or the eyeball out of a charging rhino. But THIS level of accuracy with a CCW pistol? I can live with that. And doing so well is a joy for me. Makes we wanna practice more.
Of course, 5 years is a long time to figure something out, and when I say I 'forgot to do everything' some of the right things are now just natural habit. Like my grip. That needs very little tweaking once I remember to think about it.
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