Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:32 PM
When I started pistol shooting in the early 60's, I was very lucky. I learned from a *dis-ting-witched pistol* shooter. (top 10 per cent in the nation.) We went to the range 5 days a week two hours per day, and after three weeks he loaded my first live round. All this time was... 1. think trigger squeeze the think sights only. The mind will keep your finger squeezing until you think NOT squeeze the trigger. When the hammer falls, I had to tell him where the bullet went (remember, I am dry firing a .45 cal pistol.) I had to learn to really watch the sight picture. After three weeks he said, "today you are going to shoot live ammo. You hand me the weapon by raising your right hand and I will take it from you (he was standing behind me) and either load one round or not. Either way you must tell me where the bullet went. First round was "no" round. It was a 3 O'clock ,9 ring. The next round was live. "Where did it go?" I said, "It was a good shot. "How good was it?" I said," It was inside the 10 ring." He said, "Look." When I looked at the target through the scope, the bullet was inside the X ring. (I was shooting from the 50 yard line at North Island.) He then said, "You are now a pistol shooter." Lots of work to learn two things. 1. trigger... and 2. sights.