When I practice shooting a handgun, I start by trying to stack rounds on top of each other. (Aim small, miss small.) Once I realize once again that I’ll never be a competitor, I try to shoot a dinner-plate sized group, as fast as possible, from as far away as possible. Having been instructed by some of the world’s best shooters, I reckon my grip, stance and breathing are A-OK. But the one thing that constantly bedevils me is . . .
flinching as I pull the trigger. I tend to push the gun’s nose down as I pull the trigger, sending the round lower than the point-of-aim.
If I concentrate, I can cure the problem. But if I’m under stress, I revert to this bad habit. I’m working on perfecting my trigger press — which gun guru John Farnham reckons is a Sisyphean task — by shooting/dry firing revolvers and hypnosis.
What’s your shooting weakness? What have you done/are you doing to fix it?