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sigarms80

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  1. I would recommend the following to improve transitions: The end state is the ability to look at the point on impact on the target and have your body subconsciously move the body/arms/hands to align the pistol, ending in a subconscious trigger pull cycle when an acceptable sight picture is attained. Unfortunately it will take a long time to de-train the conscious effort that most shooters use to manipulate the pistol and pull the trigger. Regardless of the target set up in the practice session, experiment with the following steps: 1. with a holstered pistol, look at the first point of impact on the first target 2. upon the start signal allow your body to execute the draw - aim - trigger pull sequence without consciously trying to go fast or accurate (this will obviously be very slow at first but gets faster as you practice it). The goal is to use your visual point of impact as the conscious focus and for everything else to happen automatically. 3. add a second and third target with the idea that the transitions also happen subconsciously (no deliberate effort to moving the pistol to the next target) This is hard to describe without showing you the particulars so let me know if you have questions.
  2. See if the strong hand thumb position gives you a relative advantage in muscle contraction of the forearm. For example, notice that when the thumb of the strong hand grip is pointing toward the target (parallel with the slide) there is a certain amount of tension in the forearm. Next, point the thumb of the strong hand vertically upward (similar to signaling a thumbs up to somebody) and notice the change in tension of the forearm and particularly of the palm and lower fingers. It seems than a vertically oriented thumb strengthens the muscle activation in the forearm.
  3. Subconscious trigger pull = the act of completing one trigger pull cycle with no conscious effort or deliberate pacing/cadence Have any of you effectively trained your body to execute a subconscious trigger pull when acceptable sight picture is attained? If so, what training methodology or process did you find most useful to improve subconscious trigger pull?
  4. Rob Leatham and Daniel Shaw had an excellent pod cast on trigger manipulation that talks about a unique way of executing the trigger pull cycle. To summarize, the tripper pull cycle does not start prior to taking the slack out of the trigger prior to reaching the wall - rather, taking the slack out and reaching the wall is at the end of the trigger pull cycle so that the next cycle begins with only enough pressure required to break the sear connection. The podcast does a better job explaining this.
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