Monday, March 6, 2017

1 2 3

Range Day, on the 2nd.  Should brought more ammo. 

Target #5 I was messing up and started concentrating to self-correct.  #6 is better.  Then...

Something happened on the last target.  I started counting cadence on #6 I think, and definitely on #7. 

1, 2, 3.   That's a different procedure for me.

  1. One is press the trigger to pin  (the loud noise happens at this step)
  2. Two is reset during recoil, because I suck.
  3. Three is prep the trigger and align the sights to the target.
IN out in.  IN out in. IN out in...  Capital "IN" because of the noise.  It's the usual gentle attempt at achieving surprise. 

Seems to work for me.

Yes it's out of order.  You have to be in the middle of the string to start.  It more of a 3, 1, 2 if you start from cold.  But so what?  If this keeps working, and I get similar results, repeating, I'll fine tune after I dial it in. 

I don't know why.  Counting concentrates the mind on the trigger fundamentals?  Or does counting distract the mind so it forgets to flinch, and singing a Bee Gees tune would have done the same thing?  (Hmmm, what if the song is in 3/4 time...)

"Why not make it a 4 count?"

Hmmm, maybe.  But instinctively I want to keep it simple.  And three is less complicated than four.  Maybe I can figure out a 2-count (in out).  But first, I need to repeat the results on a subsequent range trip.  And a buncha times.      


Mike V. said...

do what works for you. For me, in the back of my mind, I say "press, press, press, with a little more pressure on the trigger each time. Sometimes it goes on #3, sometimes on #6; but it keeps me from anticipating the recoil and pushing the shot low right (I'm a lefty).

Old NFO said...

Looking much better! :-)