Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Live Fire Training

That was fun.

Guru Sam was pleased to see me self correct on things.   Get all hunched.  Then I relaxed.  So, I am not a totally useless.  Then lots of stuff happened.

Things that helped me.  Things that helped me improve THIS session.  Things that may or may not help you and may not even be the end state for me. Same is getting good at molding me like like in a progression of improvement. 

Right leg a little more forward (I am left handed, remember.)  Bend the knee.  But keep the body square to the target.  You've seen the exaggerated lean back when a n00b is shooting?  I don't do that... much... but this stance eliminated what little I do do like that.  It get more fighter stance.  With weight forward it was like my hands had to do less to guide the front sight on target and keep it there.

A small adjustment in the finger position from my usual spot.  Gonna take some time to get used to that.  The trigger is now a hair closer to the crease on the finger and not the fingertip.

And do your trigger press, but pin the trigger back, then release the trigger but only to the reset point, then stage it and press for the next shot.  Concentrating on this actually REALLY helped the actual break.  I don't know if that would help you but it really got my head in the right place for that press.

See the picture below.  The lower right in the shoot n see was earlier in the session.  'Flinching.'  The bulls were all after the adjustments listed.   10 yards  American Eagle .22.  Ciener conversion on my 'worst' usable 1911 frame.   One of the mags was giving me lots of failure drills.  Gonna have to repeat and mark that one.

The upper left diamond was the first five shots at 5 yards for warmup.  We also did some simpler timed drills.  To try to rush me.   The orange paster-flyers are from that, earlier. 

Now, for more practice.  Dry fire and...  simple drill with that stance and MOST importantly, dial in that no-flinch trigger press.  

1 comment:

Greg said...

Can't over emphasize the importance of dry fire training. I like the step by step description of not only the firearm and body positioning, etc., but also the thought process as you go through the cycle. That is something that does not get brought up enough.