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Flinching....

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jlesley, Jan 10, 2010.

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  1. jlesley

    jlesley TS Member

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    I don't usually have a problem with it but yesterday I flinched 3 times within 5-6 shots.... any thoughts? Thanks.... Jill
     
  2. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    Oh boy.....If you listen to all the advice you are about to get via this thread, you'll be flinching every other shot.....good luck
     
  3. short shucker

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    Jill,

    Was it in anticipation of recoil or target acquisition? I've had it both ways because of improper fit when wearing more clothes than normal.

    ss
     
  4. jlesley

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    Not because of recoil. There were only 2 of us shooting and I did feel a little rushed, but when I've been in that situation before it didn't seem to bother me. It was cold yesterday but I wasn't too heavily layered - I'm going to guess it could have been for a million reasons.... just thought you guys would give me something to think about...
     
  5. short shucker

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    Jill,

    I would say it had more to do with being rushed. Your normal routine was interfered with and thus your comfort level dropped.

    I wouldn't worry about it too much unless it continues. Sometimes it is tuff shooting on a short squad and not having time for your normal routine. Make time reguardless of the other shooter.

    ss
     
  6. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    If you shoot two-eyed, likely you crossfired. If you shoot one-eyed, consider closing them both
     
  7. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Visibility, crossfiring, short focusing-you've done that before. Usually inability to see the target properly in new shooters!!
     
  8. oleolliedawg

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    Take two aspirins and go to bed immediately. You'll feel better in the morning!!
     
  9. shotgunpeople

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    I will be serious for you Jill.

    Several years ago I had the same problem, started with just a few and grew to way too many flinches in a round. I tried everything, changed my call, changed to heavier and lighter trigger pulls, a whole bunch of things that didn't help me. Finally, as I was about to give up shooting, I had the opportunity to shoot with a total stranger to me by the name of Terry Jordan. After the 200 round event, he and his friend Bill Wylie, sat for over two hours talking to my wife and myself about the flinching problem I was having. Terry told me all about his "Chart" that he said may have been able to help me in the early stages of my flinching but he thought I was so far gone I would have to go to a release. He was being totally honest about it.

    I ended up going to the release, and also ordered a "Wall Chart" to aid me in learning how to use the release.

    NOW, if you are in the early stages of flinching and it doesn't let up, my advise to you is to invest in a "Terry Jordan Wall Chart" and get to dry firing on it. Use it often, and the way Terry tells you to, and this could help you out of your problem. The Chart allows you to swing smooth to the target and when you pull the trigger you will here the hammer click and with no recoil, your body and mind get this memory that helps you get you out of the flinching mode.

    There are a bunch of reasons for a flinch, and I hope you can find which one is causing yours. The Chart will certainly help but it all depends on how far you go before doing someting to correct the flinch....

    Sorry this is so long but I wanted you to know how it "Could" help.

    Good luck, Dave in SC

    PS: My wife and I are so convinced that the Chart helps shooters with a multitude of different problems, we own three. One at home on the wall, one to take with us to shoots, and one to loan to our local friends so they can see for themselves how good a product this is.
     
  10. jakearoo

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    Same old question. Same old answer. How do you spell release?
     
  11. drh08

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    my first thought is winter shooting, gloves, heavy coats, etc. Finger not on the trigger and didn't realize it, thought you pulled the trigger but gun just moved back enough in the heavy coat that it didn't go off. I honestly wouldn't get too concerned. However next you are going to say it was 80 degrees and then I can say, oops couldn't be that.
     
  12. Tailbuster

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    I think the best answer so far is don't worry about it. Flinching a few times in a short series on one day could have been caused by about anything. Lack of focus, taking your eyes off the bird etc, etc. But, if and when it begins to consume your thoughts because you routinely flinch a couple or a few times a round, then it's time to go to a coach or fix it with a release trigger.
     
  13. Phil Kiner

    Phil Kiner Well-Known Member

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    Jill- check out the September 22 entry in my blog

    http://www.trapandfield.com/philkinerblog.htm
     
  14. oleolliedawg

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    Jill, God has spoken-pay close attention!!
     
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