What’s the best you’ve ever shot in a match? Do you remember? For me, it’s burned into my memory: Bianchi Cup 2012, the Plates. I shot a 470-47x with a Tanfoglio Stock II in .38 Super. I was lucky, because I got it on video.
I’ve been chasing that performance ever since. It’s funny now, when I watch the video a year and a half later, I can see little things I didn’t notice at the time. At the start of the 25 yard string for example, I’m so jacked up on adrenaline from cleaning it through 20 that my hands are shaking. You can see my right hand tremble like crazy. I’m also happy now that I dropped that 5th plate on string 1. If I hadn’t, there is every bit the chance I would have totally choked on my second run at 25 yards and just dropped an entire mess of plates.
Still, that was probably the single best shooting performance of my career to date. The best shooters in the world shoot 470-47x on the plates with iron sighted guns all the time, and for a day, just a day I was able to hang with that.
What’s your best shooting moment?