Thanks ATLDave for posting this. Your experinces, as well as those of many of the other contributors, are very helpful to those of us with a more pronounced reflexive response to a hand held detonation. What jpy posted describes exactly what I struggle with. I seem to overthink sight alignment, not trusting my brain to find the center of the target. I do it with rifle as well, especially with iron sights. Optics seem to trick my brain a little unless the magnification is so high that I start trying to fight miniscule movements, which does more harm than good. Since I am overly focused on the sights, when I decide they are right and fire, I anticipate the recoil and flich. I have a tendancy jerk the trigger too in haste, but have improved my trigger control quite a bit through dry fire and dummy rounds. I think that moving my focus from the sights and target to the pistol itself, and making sure I watch the gun fire, may be just the ticket (sort of a "you can't flinch, you need to see this happen" as opposed to " trigger pull initiated, your part is done" mental process). Hard to find time to get to the range these days, but hope to get away for a little while tomorrow with some shorthand notes on some of these thoughts/exercises to give a try.