March 16, 2008, 02:59 AM
Does anybody else sometimes feel that he has to practice more often? In my effort to be faster I have neglected precision a little bit and am working on it with airpistols since about three months. I have a pellet trap and do not have to pack the range bag, check into and out of the range, and the cost is minimal. At ten meters, I can again put all shots into the bullseye without the 10% flyers that I had before.
I excused my worsening precision with age related vision deterioration, I know better now but still have some way to go.
March 16, 2008, 10:56 PM
I noticed a big improvement in my shooting after using my Daisy CO2 pistol over the last two weeks. I went to the range today for the first time this year and started out better than I ended last year with my Kimber 22 conversion.
March 17, 2008, 02:48 AM
the biggest improvement was noticed by my oldest son. He was always very fast and practiced speed in order to shine at the range. His accuracy was just okay until I got him to practice with the airpistol.
I convinced him to practice one-handed for just one week, I reminded him to analyze how he did and call his shot after each single shot. One handed shooting is a little less forgiving, so is shooting an airpistol.
When I took him to the range, he did much better with a .22 Colt Officers Match than usually, all shots but one were clearly in the bullseye at 25m and the average was over 8. To make it clear, he had a better result repeatedly with the .22 than with the airgun.
I am working on a 9 average with the airpistol....but to be consistently there, I will have to work a little bit harder. At the cost of $4 per tin of 500 pellets and without driving time, there are little excuses that I can use to just sit on the couch with a beer instead of trying to improve my shooting.