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MarkBar 10-08-2012 11:58

Cannot keep gun steady
 
I am trying to keep pistol steady but it wobbles. I push forward with right hand and pull back with left. Keep a fairly soft grip. I keep both arms straight. I hum during firing to keep from breathing. Any suggestions or web sites to show a better way?

scccdoc 10-08-2012 12:23

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Originally Posted by MarkBar (Post 19497088)
I am trying to keep pistol steady but it wobbles. I push forward with right hand and pull back with left. Keep a fairly soft grip. I keep both arms straight. I hum during firing to keep from breathing. Any suggestions or web sites to show a better way?

I have the same problem, practice, practice, practice. Try rolling shoulders forward and slightly breaking elbows. Do NOT anticipate when the wobble will be on target, that encourages "snatching" the trigger. Squeeze when you're close and you will be surprised at the increased accuracy....................DOC

MarkBar 10-08-2012 13:03

Thanks.

canadiantbone 11-19-2012 06:55

I usually shoot on out breathe , shrug shoulders , bend elbows & relax . Don't anticipate the shot , just let it happen .

Stock Perfection 01-17-2013 00:16

US Army Field Manual 23-25, and practice practice practice. Good luck!

bdcochran 01-17-2013 16:26

different response
 
Either pick up the book on shooting by Alan Egusa or take a class from turnipseedtechnique.com or quickshoot.com.

You don't shoot effectively with bullseye, Weaver, modified Weaver FBI squat, or two arms straight out and expect consistency or accuracy.

You need an understanding of human ergonomics. Turnipseed teaches it as well as Egusa.

Practice, practice, practice is unavailing when you are doing things are ergonomically incorrect.

Whether it is martial arts, dance, professional boxing, baseball, football or shooting, you need an understanding of ergonomics.

Can you shoot and reload while running? You cannot do it with the stances I indicated above. So take the time and learn a stance that is good walking, running, or standing still.:wavey:

VinnieG 01-17-2013 16:47

Proper breathing helps. Take your shot at the natural pause that occurres before you inhale and exhale.
How I shoot bullseye targets is as follows. Proper grip, stance and sight picture. Inhale and the gun will rise as you do. Exhale and pause at the bottom of your breath, your sights should have settled back on target. Then press the trigger.

ArtCrafter 01-19-2013 08:32

@ MarkBar

The 'natural pause' might occur elsewhere in your normal breathing cycle, or it might seem like there isn't one.

Otherwise, I think Vinnie's advice is spot-on: Breath control is important to accurate shooting.

JMO, but 'humming' is probably not the best technique.

Most would probably say holding your breath is best; I would just add that exactly how and when you hold it is up to you.

Grabbrass 01-24-2013 23:29

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Originally Posted by Stock Perfection (Post 19875084)
US Army Field Manual 23-25, and practice practice practice. Good luck!

FM 23-25 comes up as "Bayonet."

Correct cite?

ArtCrafter 01-25-2013 05:16

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Originally Posted by Grabbrass (Post 19908169)

FM 23-25 comes up as "Bayonet."

Correct cite?


Just guessing, but it's probably this one: FM 3-23.35 Combat Training with Pistols, M9 and M11

Chapter 2 includes a section on Breath control.

HTH :wavey:

Stock Perfection 01-25-2013 07:24

ArtCrafter corrected me, 23-35. (Thanks!) I should have looked it up.

But now that I think about it, 23-25 sounds like fun too!

MarkBar 03-11-2013 10:37

I have read your post and hope to get to Phenix this summer. I wish they offered the class east of the Mississippi. I purchased the book and am working through it. Very helpful. What i have been able to put into practice is immeasurably helpful. Still, it is hard to practice when you cannot find Ammo. Please keep in touch. Thanks.

davbek44 05-06-2013 18:11

cut back on the caffeine


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