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Posted: December 06 2017 at 8:55am | IP Logged Quote Abram

Obviously I am not shooting as much as I should, something I hope to rectify with my new range membership but at the range on Sunday I was shooting at 6" metal targets at roughly 10-15 yards and I was hitting at least 3 of the 6. I handed the gun to my GF and she could hit 6 for 6, this is a 45acp btw, on my last volley I noticed I shoved the gun forward on an empty chamber so I figured I was anticipating recoil. The same thing happened at the rifle range. What are some of the drills you fellas use to overcome this?
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Posted: December 06 2017 at 6:50pm | IP Logged Quote KinleyWater

Dry fire, dry fire, and, um, dry fire.

First and foremost, make sure your weapon is unloaded.
Stand with your muzzle 6 inches to about 3 feet from a BLANK wall.
Dry fire for 5-10 minutes at first.
Focus on just sights and trigger squeeze.

List of guns/ calibers I own.
Pithy quote.
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Posted: December 06 2017 at 7:23pm | IP Logged Quote M700

I sometimes resort to the Mudgett drill when I'm coaching shooters who have some problem with "anticipation" or "flinch" or whatever someone wants to call it. Mudgett developed some drills that can help correct the problem, and I've used them successfully. Rather than have me try to reword this article, here it is:

Mudgett Drills

This has cured any problem I've encountered with handgun shooters who anticipate the recoil. It's a little weird at first, putting the instructors hand inside the trigger guard of the handgun someone else is holding, but it works.

Regards, Guy
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