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whats a flinch?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by al3526, Mar 6, 2010.

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  1. al3526

    al3526 TS Member

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    Talked about flinching at the gun club last nite. Seems a flinch can range from a blink at trigger pull to failure to fire the gun. Whats the scoop???? al
     
  2. hrosik123

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    Just your excuse to shoot bad
     
  3. hrosik123

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    Sorry Al, couldn't resist. He's my brother if anybody was wondering
     
  4. W.P.T.

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    When I flinch, I almost stick the barrel of the gun in the ground like I did 6 times today in a 100 targets ... I don't know why I started it, but man it sure ain't fun ... I think it was because I wasn't pulling the gun into my shoulder but its too late to worry about it now ... Have to check it out next time ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  5. al3526

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    not even sure i have one. some shooter state they lean foward and hesitate to pull the trigger some say they almost step foward. crazy but missin targets isnt nearly as fun as smashin them. al
     
  6. Uncle Sam

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    A Flinch is a small bird of the Fringedae family...mostly seed eaters of which we have many species in North America. One of the most common and most popular is the Goldflinch which is very pretty and if you can catch one you can cash in the gold and get over 1100.00 an ounce right now.......oops!! sorry...bye !!!...........Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
  7. Steve W

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    Flinch is when your brain tells your finger not to pull the trigger, otherwise somewhere on your body will feel pain.
     
  8. smsnyder

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    Heck i flinched twice the other night without even shooting the gun. I wish i can correct it.
     
  9. EuroJoe

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    Boy! You sure came to the right place to ask that question!
     
  10. Butler

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    iF you are asking,, You don't have one..................Ywt
     
  11. phirel

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    A flinch is an involuntary acquired reflex. It can be manifested in many forms from no being able to pull the trigger to your whole body jerking just as you pull the trigger and shoot into the air.

    Pat Ireland
     
  12. Hitapair

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    If you are experienced golf, equate a flinch to the yips in golfing.
     
  13. Model12Lady

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    To me a flinch is just as SteveW described it. I start to pull the trigger and my brain screams... "not yet you idiot"....jerk....loss
     
  14. ntgr8

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    Thats why I shoot a release. when my brain says not yet, it's to late, the shot is gone.
     
  15. Phil Kiner

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    Flinch is worse than a bead check- you have no control over a flinch
     
  16. al3526

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    if the above is the case then why not make all trap guns with release triggers???al
     
  17. jakearoo

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    a flinch is what you have before getting a release trigger
     
  18. Drew Hause

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    "Flinch", "yips" in golfers, and a host of other movement disorders are now classified as a 'Task Specific Dystonia'


    http://www.wemove.org/dys/dys_flimb.html

    http://www.imakenews.com/wemovenews/e_article000394359.cfm?x=b11,0,w

    The problem has ended the careers of some professional golfers and musicians. Aynsley Smith PhD, Director of Sports Pyschology and Sports Medicine Research at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, has researched the problem extensively

    http://www.radiology.medscape.com/viewarticle/411176

    Michael Keyes, M.D. discussed the 'Yips' on p. 28 of the Sept. 05' Shotguns Sports Magazine

    I frequently flinch trying to 'click' my mouse, but haven't resorted to a "release mouse" yet :(
     
  19. Ljutic111

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    A release doesn`t neccesarily stop all flinches but it reduces them considerably. I have releases on all my guns and still push the gun with my left hand (right hand shooter). I find that holding the gun very tight stops most of them. Some flinches for shooters are as discribed, a blink of the eye, pushing the gun around, failure to pull the trigger, or many others that make you miss a target. I very rarely have a trigger pull failure-twice in one day 15 years ago. All it takes is a 1/8 inch movement of a flinch or completely throw the gun 4 ft in front of the target.It is a very frustrating reaction that affects many people differently. No joking matter either and some on here that it doesn`t happen to think we are all crazy and we should just stop doing it and God forbid you are forced to go to a release trigger ??? All my guns fit perfect also for those who know better, Ljutic-3200-1100, all release, and a Browning O/U that I may send out to Spears for a release/pull very soon. Some times I can use this Browning and break a few 25 straights but other times I`m just waving it around during a shoot ???
     
  20. PerazziBigBore

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    I have a release flinch.. I nose dive release triggers.. unless I'm REALLY in the zone..
     
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