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Flinch-bail out?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 635 G, Jun 28, 2011.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Lets say you've flinched before you release or pull the trigger. Does anyone have any idea on a drill or mental routine to stop you from actually releasing or pulling the trigger?

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  2. SeanGamble

    SeanGamble TS Member

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    If what you are talking about is moving the barrel before you see the bird, one thing my coach does is has you mount the gun and pull a target without calling pull. It helps you analyze the shot without just going through the motions. Hope this helps.

    -Sean
     
  3. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    Phil,
    For me it was basically the same exercise as dealing with a broken bird/no target/illegal target/slow pull. You have to consider a flinch as one of the reasons not to fire the gun. That's harder to do if you been shooting a long time because you learned to make some desperate attempt to shoot when you had a flinch.

    It's a different mindset now. With the FTF rule, you have to convince yourself never to fire once you've flinched. The flinch is the same as the
    illegal target or slow pull. Just commit to it.
     
  4. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    Try shooting a round calling "pull" with your eyes closed and then opening them, finding the target and killing it.

    It will help you come to grips with that feeling of urgency you get after a flinch or when a target surprises you.

    MK
     
  5. ctreay

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    I flinch, BADLY!, there are times when my brain tells my stupid finger to pull the darned trigger and it just won't. It seems that I poke at it a couple of times (according to my teammates) and then I actually take a couple of steps off the pad still pokeing. I can usually open the gun and put it down, catch my breath and call for the bird again and smash it as soon as it is out of the house.

    ctreay
     
  6. Mark-in-Maine

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    Phew, I thought you were talking about more government money there for a second.
     
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