About As Concise As I Can Get
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April 29th, 2007 12:13 PM
About As Concise As I Can Get
I had someone ask me how you point shoot with a rifle recently. So instead of running down a bunch of techniques, I just explained the concept of point shooting. As Matt Temkin recently pointed out, point shooting is not so much a bunch of techniques, as it is a simple fluid concept.
This is about as concise as I get, while still explaining exactly what is done. The more that I think about it the more that I like it. Here is what I wrote.
Point shooting with a long arm is the exact same concept of point shooting with a handgun. The basics, all comes down to basic geometry. The advanced application, all comes down to hand/eye coordination that is the bi-product of the basic geometry.
Squaring up to the threat
Shooting from your centerline
Gun parallel to the ground
These three things are virtually fool proof. It is almost impossible to miss when these three basic geometry points come together. This is why people are able to point shoot the very first time that they do it.....when taught correctly.
But this is stance and grip dependent and does not bring out the real benefits of point shooting
Is simply the hand/eye coordination that is a bi-product of the basic geometry.
The centerline is replaced by the visual centerline. Meaning that where ever you look, if the gun is on your visual centerline, you have taken care of the "squaring up" and the "centerline" portion of the basic geometry. The vertical alignment is now taken care of.
This leaves the horizontal alignment. The "parallel to the ground" is your "default." Hand/eye coordination is now a bi-product off of this known "default."
Just focus on the desired point of impact and your mind, eyes, and body will make the adjustments to get the hits.
It really is that simple!
This covers from line of sight all the way to "from the hip".....and everything in between.
May 11th, 2007 08:21 PM
Sounds exactly like wingshooting.
A shotgun used to shoot a flying object is not aimed like a pistol or a rifle. In fact, 100% of your focus is on the target. Proper technique and gun fit make the apparently impossible possible.
Not a big secret to those of us who are avid shotgunners as well.
May 11th, 2007 09:28 PM
Originally Posted by Smith&Wessonfan
It is exactly like wing shooting!
Nope, not a secret at all and absolutely nothing new. People just need to allow themselves to see what an amazing thing the human machine is.
These simple concepts work for a shotgun, a handgun, and a rifle. Same exact simple concepts all the way across the board.
May 12th, 2007 09:14 AM
That fairly sums it up Roger. I describe it that way myself, like using a shotgun, pointing/aiming but not finely sighting.
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May 12th, 2007 10:04 AM
Whooaaa - I didn't know you could do concise - LOL! Well done Roger - just kiddin' with ya.
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May 12th, 2007 09:46 PM
Niether did I.....I guess it has just been beaten into me over the years.
Originally Posted by Tangle