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  1. That's the usual way because all you are trying to do is to make sure the gun gets back to the shooting position in the same spot. However, I am beginning to think that it's somewhat overrated to try to eliminate muzzle dipping in the same way that "muzzle straight up and down" is overrated - yes, you need consistency (and a lot of it), but no, it's not the details of the movement that make the difference, it's the ability to get the muzzle back on target in the same spot. If you look at slow motion of a muzzle fired by any of the top guys, it will move. It will move up, it will mo
  2. There is a big confusion between "flinching" and "anticipation" (driving the gun) on follow-up shots. Flinching is when you don't have the correct trigger control and cannot execute a slow trigger press in accuracy mode. One can argue that flinching is also if you cannot execute a fast pull-through trigger pull, but I personally would call it a "grip and trigger pull issue" rather than flinching. If you can do both, i.e., you can shoot accurately (enough) in bullseye mode, and, you can take the sight picture and on timer pull the trigger in about 0.2s or less without missing, sa
  3. One more vote for "it doesn't really matter," but it doesn't mean you can be sloppy. Your grip should be consistent for the sake of consistency*, which means that the controllable aspects of your recoil tracking should be similar shot-to-shot as long as you're shooting from the similar stance and at similar speed. What these aspects end up being will depend quite a bit on construction of your gun and fine details of your grip (both the anatomy of your hands and the shape of the gun's grip). If there is a natural place for gun to move to, or if there is asymmetry in gun construction
  4. I posted this in another unrelated thread, a small PowerPoint slide that explains the draw... Notice that your metric is consistency (the percentage of good hits), not the speed of getting gun up and in front of your face. You have to push the top of the curve to the left by seeing sooner, not necessarily by moving hands faster. You push the bottom of the curve to the left by moving faster, where your hand movement speed is there, but consistency isn't.
  5. There is a bit of misconception of what a "1s draw" is in the first place - the "front end" is the reaction time and mechanical speed to bring the gun to firing position, but there is also the "back end" which consists of seeing the sights, recognizing the sight picture and executing a good (enough) trigger pull. facelessman above talks about it and it's a very good post. The back end of the draw is where a lot of time is lost and it's also one that is hard (let's say "tricky") to do in dry fire because you have to be brutally honest with what you see and when. It's easy to think
  6. Can’t shoot for score (some level 1 exceptions apply), but overall who cares? It’s like shooting a classifier a few times - maybe it’s not proper, but nobody has ever won a major match by shooting classifiers or by shooting multiple divisions....
  7. Forgot about this thread... Most of mine broke, so I figured out a simple way to keep on using them - wrap electrical tape around the red top that pivots and shove it back into the purple frame. The friction on the sides keeps the tip in place and prevents it from flopping around. The magazines work well that way and I haven't broken one yet to the point it couldn't be used. My guess is that DAA will soon come out with a fully solid training magazine. The extra benefit of having realistic spring is not worth the reliability price. Either way, it beats using the real m
  8. As for the OP, there are guys who shoot with the finger forward and for various reasons. It is not right or wrong per se, but it is a type of grip that provides a lot of sideways leverage that might not (or might) be desirable. For me personally, moving fingers forward and off of the grip doesn't work. It's equivalent to two steps: (1) shoot with your index finger on the support hand straightened, and (2) use your support index finger for additional control. The straightened finger doesn't buy me anything. I don't want to lose support on the front of the grip. The ext
  9. Interesting grip from Lena, just remember that the more you move your support hand away from the grip, the more you lose the ability to control the torque that pushes the front of the grip forward and up, unless you apply *downward* force somewhere else in front of the grip (the pivot point is the webbing between your thumb and the fingers on the strong hand). If the top of the gun didn't move, it would be interesting to try to hold it like a PCC, with the support hand forward and thumb over the barrel, but this would be a long and very technical experiment to see whether it works
  10. We must be talking about different things Either way, looks like we agree on the actual issues...
  11. I'm not sure we agree here... "Direct supervision" allows ROs to issue commands and handle various situations, but it doesn't mean that a shooter can on his own just commit a safety violation, then claim it was under "direct supervision of the RO." Yes, there are things that can be done under "direct supervision of the RO," but just because an RO is around and looking at you doesn't mean you can do things the same as if he told you to do them.
  12. You can't draw your gun before "Make Ready" even though you're under a direct supervision of the RO. However, if he tells you (for whatever reason) to take the gun out while you're under his supervision, you can do it. This goes for all sorts of gun manipulations such as handling a dropped (unloaded) gun, where the RO can allow you to holster on the spot under his supervision but you can't just do it by yourself (rule 10.5.14). I would not interpret that "direct supervision of an otherwise safety violation" means anything but a direct command of the RO. Do it on your own and it's
  13. Just for the sake of discussion, what would happen if the shooter covered the pouch and the magazine the way they cover, e.g., traffic lights when they are out of order? The key here is that there can be no *equipment* in front of the hip bones and it would be pretty common sense not to consider it "equipment" if it is covered and decommissioned. And I'm not asking just to be difficult, but there is a practical reason - one of my rigs is set up for various local fun matches and it has a DAA pouch with magnet in front, but the rest of the setup is pure Production. If I were to lend
  14. And for the record, I don't think turning the dot should be allowed. It's in the same category as dealing with dummy rounds at the safety area - not unsafe per se, but can lead to potential safety issues so it's a good safety layer. If people can turn dots on/off at the berm, it is natural to start peeking at the sight to make sure the dot is on and to adjust brightness, which now becomes taking a sight picture, which promotes the berms to safety areas, which in turn would create a push for open shooters to do the same, then everyone else... What's wrong with turning t
  15. I don't mind arguing whether the dot manipulation should be allowed, but that's a different discussion from whether the dot manipulation is currently allowed.
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