I’m getting better at shooting guns. Yay! I can shoot the A-Zone of an IDPA target at 15 yards on demand, which I will take as a vast improvement. However this is where I begin to diverge from standing in the lane shooting one shot at a time to the A-Zone of an IDPA target and begin to move toward getting two A-Zone hits from the holster every time.
The main thing I’ve had to change is my grip, before I could be a little lax about how tightly I was gripping the gun but those times have passed. If you look at the video from my USPSA match around the 30 second mark you can see where I have to completely reset my grip after every shot:
This is not how I want to be shooting, not only is it harming my accuracy but it’s slowing me down a lot. The past week I’ve spent a lot of time standing in the bay shooting two shot reps at seven yards and have found it difficult. Trying to get the right pressure from both strong hand and weak hand while engaging the necessary forearm and pectoral muscles to keep it all under control is one thing, doing this without getting carried away and slapping the trigger is something completely different.
I’ve had to take my own advice and slow down a lot this week. After all, slow is fast and now I’m seeing proof of that.