Ha. Booha. There's time for more tips now and I'm
trying hard as I can to get through the rest of the
site updates, which are by necessity massive. I'll
get back to this as soon as I can.
now, my best tip is to go check out
That's just not shameless self-promotion, it's the
honest truth. That book has answers to so many of
the same questions so many shooters have that,
well, that's why I did it.
unfortunately stepped in and out of weekly
shooting, and sometimes monthly, and even a few
stints of quarterly withdrawls from burning
propellants, it's interesting how things change
when you don't want them to, and how sometimes
that's not all bad.
Getting out of the
habits we all try to, well, habituate with respect
to shooting position mechanics always means getting
back in form. Most call it feeling a little rusty.
After a lay off, a few things, to more things, just
don't seem the same as they did, they don't feel
right. The obvious first action is to return to
one's own list of fundamentals and get them back in
line. However! Sometimes there's something new
afoot, and it's wise to watch out for it.
I've learned a lot
of things, things that have become "permanent"
reorientations of my personal mechanics list,
following a layoff and a resumption of the pursuit.
I wish I could say that's always the case, but it's
not. Most of the time, nearly always as a matter of
fact, what's necessary is to "learn back" to what
you were doing and get back up to speed at the
point where you left off. Again, there are also
things that, in the course of retrofitting the
muscles and mind to the former form, a little
change that seems to be helping is very likely to
show itself. I see this, without a doubt, the most
in standing. That's usually where I start back up
after a break. What seems to happen is common to me
and all others I know -- there's more wobble. Shots
don't go as easily and as certainly. In the course
of reeling in the front sight, THAT is where
sometimes new tricks and nuances display.
Good story, well,
let's just call it an example. During a head
shaking session exactly reflecting the wobbling
"nothing but 9s" return to the offhand netherland I
had left behind for too long, I started calming
things down and holding very steady simply by
moving my left forearm about a quarter inch
rotation clockwise. That's my new way now. I never
would thought to have tried it had I not been
struggling. At another time I took a little cant
off and got all the centers in the world. I thought
though that one and decided that during times of
daily practice I'm a little more flexible and the
extra lean came about more naturally as a result.
Folks, these are
not huge gains. They're little things. Little
things also, however, are points. One and two here
and there and that's a big difference. Don't
stubbornly force yourself back into your old mold
after a layoff. Get yourself close as you can but
don't ignore some of the improvement potential that
you "instinctively" may be directing yourself
toward. It, yes, takes a lot of experience, and
then even more self-tests old against new, to find
out if the new self-found trick is a solid
improvement or a crutch.
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