Balance of Speed and Control of the Draw

Balance of Speed and Control of the Draw

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    Balance of Speed and Control of the Draw

    I feel this is a good article on draw stroke and the getting of it to be fast, it's not all about trying to be fast.

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    I gained the speed in draw stroke by pushing past my present "control" level for a while, then backing off just enough to gain the control back, thus further developing the fast twitch muscles in the shoulder/arm/hands and the appropriate proprioceptors as well.
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    Economy of motion....Good stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    Economy of motion....Good stuff...
    Exactly.
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    Good read. I'm still in the stages of working on good mechanics, smooth movements and building muscle memory. As much as I want to work on speed, I'm not there yet - this was good reinforcement. During my dry fire practice I can draw and shoot on target in under 2 seconds but it's still forcing it and a little sloppy. Lots more reps for me
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    Practice, practice, practice! Use what you routinely carry. Dryfire everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    I gained the speed in draw stroke by pushing past my present "control" level for a while, then backing off just enough to gain the control back, thus further developing the fast twitch muscles in the shoulder/arm/hands and the appropriate proprioceptors as well.

    I don't have fast twitch muscles.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by molleur View Post
    Practice, practice, practice! Use what you routinely carry. Dryfire everyday.
    Amen! I love the guys who pull off 200-300 rounds in a range stall and think that prepares them for the street. Do NFL teams only practice goal line stands? You have to get down the field first, just like getting your hand on the gun, getting it in play, and getting it on target has to come first.

    Practicing from the holster to trigger (dry fire) while moving beats target practice on the range any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40Bob View Post
    I don't have fast twitch muscles.......
    Your talking arent you....LOL....
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    While I don't think my draw is slow I don't work for speed but rather getting the gun out and on target in one flowing motion. Roger says keeping it under control but I like to think in terms of being like water flowing, without stops, ripples or whirl pools. Start to finish being a constant movement.

    Here is nothing more than my draw stroke, not saying it's anything, but it's mine.

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    That's very good Bill, and you might be a tad faster in the dynamics of it all.
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