1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.

WeirdeFlinch

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rickk55, May 1, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. rickk55

    rickk55 TS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2006
    Messages:
    52
    I now have a very bad flinch that only occurs on station one when I get a hard left.Has anyone every had that problem or heard of it. Not sure what to do. Been thinking of giving up trap, going to a release or try and work through it. But not much fun shooting when i flinch on every hard left hand bird off station one. I do hit about 2 out of 10 even with the flinch. Hope someone can give me some advice. thanks
  2. miketmx

    miketmx Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,581
    It sounds like a crossfire where your left eye takes over and then it can switch back to your right eye being in control again. Phil Kiner has video taped a lot of students with this occasional crossfire. Assuming that you are a right handed shooter, try the Magic Dot or a scotch tape dime sized patch on your left lens to block out your left eye's view of the front bead. You will have to hold a lower gun right down on the house over the left corner for Post 1 otherwise your barrel will wipe out a large area of view.
  3. Bluzman98

    Bluzman98 TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    840
    Is it a trigger hand or front hand flinch?

    It would seem that since it only happens on hard left angles on Post 1, it maybe a front hand flinch. Lower the gun so that the target leaves the house over your barrel. What may be occurring is that you are not seeing the target at first and end up jerking the gun towards it trying to catch up.

    Just a thought.

    Jim C
  4. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Messages:
    12,843
    Location:
    NW Wisconsin
    That's a crossfire. Pure and simple.
  5. jimsw

    jimsw TS Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    199
    The perfect first indication of crossfiring. You have it in spades. Look at the Kiner tape for cures. I've tried all his suggestions and now have a black lens for
    for my left eye. Not tape a painted lens. Works fine.
  6. wolfram

    wolfram Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    5,704
    Sure sounds like a crossfire - assuming you are right handed.

    Have somebody take a video of you shooting on station #1. The proof will be obvious.
  7. rickk55

    rickk55 TS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2006
    Messages:
    52
    Thanks for the wonderful tips, crossfire seems likely as i believe i am doing it on station 2 and low house 8 in skeet also. But took a different posture last night on a short handicap round and never flinched once and broke 25 straight. Which I haven't done for a while. Almost seems I was not into the gun correctly and sence my head was out of the proper position was cross firing on hard lefts. Thanks again for all the help. It always amazes me the knowledge people have about shooting.
  8. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,415
    Even if you're crossfiring that would cause you to miss the target not flinch.
    If your problem is the same as mine, it's losing sight of the target because your gun barrel is blocking it out. Then you hesitate because you've
    lost visual contact with the bird. It doesn't happen with right angles from
    five because your left eye sees the target when the barrel is on and ahead of the target. For me it happens more on short angles -the equivalent of
    low 6 and 8 in skeet.
  9. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    5,207
    Here is another possible solution. For $30 it's worth a try. After I installed mine I caught myself trying to use my left eye a couple of times. Is it a cureall? Probably not, but with it you may be able to teach your "fire-control computer" what the correct sight picture really is. Good luck.
  10. mcneeley5

    mcneeley5 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    387
    My weird flinch occured when I tried to use my air nailer! My son laughed his a** off! After many years of release shooting the monster pull on the nail gun is hard!
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.