Controlling Shot Anticipation

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Many shooters anticipate the sound and feeling of recoil just before they fire the gun, resulting in a “flinch” that adversely affects their precision. From this demonstration, you’ll learn a couple of ways to control your body’s natural flinch reaction when you fire your weapon. Flinching is common for all shooters, and can occur in three different ways: pushing, twitching, or pulling down. Our host explains the four stages of a trigger pull, and gives you exercises you can use to slow down when you fire your weapon. With these techniques, you will be able to calm your mind so that you can better control your trigger pull and reduce flinching.

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7 Responses to “Controlling Shot Anticipation”
  1. Dfirearms

    This guy teaches the reset drill strange, he does it much harder that it has to be. Instead of slack press, reset, slack, press. Just go slack, press, reset (and stop at the reset point), without going fully forward (most firearms you can hear/feel the reseting point, you do not have to go fully forward at all). He was using a Glock so I know he can feel and hear the action restting! Why go fully forward on the trigger, this takes more time in which reduces follow up shots timing. The one thing he did not explain is trigger restting can and will vary on different makes of firearms. Telling people to take up slack on thier firearm may cause an AD/ND.  

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    • Jsgonzalez66

      Agree completely, as you wrote you can hear gun reset taking your follow up shot quicker!

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    • nightspectre

      actually since he is an instructor,he should be exaggerating his movements. Practice of the shooter will smooth out the motions as they actually should be.
      If you dont know about taking up slack, you will never be a good shooter, nor a safe one!!!

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  2. johnny

    The only thing I would add is to hand the thumbs up and out of the way. relaxed hands and fingers no need to squeeze the crap out of the gun

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  3. J Fitch

    At what point during training do we want to teach “press, reset, press” without allowing for forward slack and then rearward slack before press. I am seeing this introduced at beginning classes! I see this as a safety issue when taught too early in training!

    Also how do we reconcile the fact that many top shooters always allow all the slack out before each press? Is this a mechanical function of the way their firearm is set up?

    John, Retired LEO, POST Certified Firearms Instructor, Certified NRA Instructor

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  4. Rosemary

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