What single thing made the biggest improvement in your shooting?

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    What single thing made the biggest improvement in your shooting?

    Curious what single discovery made the biggest improvement in your shooting skills?

    Over the past few years, I have been trying to increase speed while maintaining accuracy. For me, aside from the basic fundamentals which I incorporated years ago, the biggest thing that helped me was mental attitude.

    How about you?
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    Concentrating on trigger pull with the pad of my index finger, and weekly practice.

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    Remembering to take the safety off!

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    Lots of practice, an drill sergeants with no sense of humor

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    Learning to shoot without directly looking at the gun.
    The mind is the limiting factor

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    Learning to shoot without directly looking at the gun.
    Have to agree with Brownie on this. Along with learning to do it all while moving in any and all directions at the distances that most gunfights will happen at. (Inside 10 yds) movement and hits can be done beyond 10 yds just no need for as fast a pace on the movement or the shooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    Learning to shoot without directly looking at the gun.
    Totally agree. Treat your weapon as an extension of you. It will save your life from a demonic maniac who would attempt to do you & your love ones harm.
    "A free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whaler1 View Post
    Concentrating on trigger pull with the pad of my index finger, and weekly practice.
    I think trigger control is one of the big ones for most people.
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    For IDPA scores... Probably gripping the gun much tighter with both hands to the point just under trembling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis1209 View Post
    For IDPA scores... Probably gripping the gun much tighter with both hands to the point just under trembling.
    I wrestled with this too. Sometimes I felt I was gripping so tight the gun wanted to "squirt" out during sustained strings of fire.

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    Dry firing often.

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    Being open minded and giving a FAIR trial to many different methods from many different schools of thought and purpose.
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    For target shooting, quit "chasing the hole". Pick an aiming point and shoot at it every time and don't worry about notching the previous hole. Groups tightened up considerably.

    For defensive shooting, point the gun like you point a finger and fire. Practice, practice, practice.
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    My first auto was given to me and i had no experience with autos just wheel guns. Since it was used i took it apart to clean and check it out, i even removed some parts that maybe i should not have taken apart. Anyway i got it cleaned, lubricated and back together. Again. I knew it would work and felt that i would not have any problems with it. At the range it worked great and from then on it was just practice practice practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.M. Edmands View Post
    Being open minded and giving a FAIR trial to many different methods from many different schools of thought and purpose.
    ^^^^^^^^ This ^^^^^^^^

    The first firearm school I attended said the same thing and I took it to heart. Over a dozen different schools the past few years and counting.......

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