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Posted: 8/4/2005 12:06:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 12:15:19 AM EDT by spork]
Right now, what is your greatest weakness as a shooter?

Jerking the trigger? Hold not steady? Too old? Too dumb? What is it?

ETA: And what do you plan to do about it?


For me, I would have to say that my hold is not as steady as I want it to be.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:11:15 AM EDT
Flinching when shooting under stress (competitions, being timed, etc.).
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:13:10 AM EDT
having to watch what I'm doing when changing mags.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:14:25 AM EDT
I simply don't get out and shoot as much as I'd like to, or need to. That and when I shoot on the move I slow down to much while engaging targets.


Digital
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:15:55 AM EDT
I can't seem to control my heart rate when I'm shooting, which can have adverse effects on my accuracy. My full resting rate (when I'm still laying in bed after I first wake) is 50 bpm. When I'm shooting, it's significantly higher.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:16:46 AM EDT
Too many different handgun systems. I need to give up some emotional attachment to some guns and just leave them in the safe or sell them off to buy more of the same stuff I use regularly.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:21:43 AM EDT
My hands shake. Not just when I'm shooting. Drives me nuts.

Also, not being able to afford the ammo required for some serious practice.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:23:14 AM EDT
Too much reliance on optics.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:23:39 AM EDT
Trying to become proficient in just ONE handgun... like Lumpy said... too many in the safe.

so now I am just working with the one that I want to master.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:25:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:
My hands shake. Not just when I'm shooting. Drives me nuts.





Dont worry about it. They will when you're juiced with adrenaline if you ever have to do it for real.


Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:30:35 AM EDT
shoot to fast,

I need to slow down and aim.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:35:36 AM EDT
Money, the law, rules and regulations(What do you mean, law abiding tax paying citizens can't buy HAWs) haveAlso I take too much time to aim.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:36:51 AM EDT
I keep moving the groups to the left when I shoot with handguns.

Negligible problems with rifle shooting.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:48:41 AM EDT
As far as rifles I don't have any real weaknesses.

In pistols, I anticpate recoil. I usually shoot 9mm, and the lack of recoil makes it frustratiing. I do dry-fire exercises, but I haven't done them in awhile.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:57:10 AM EDT
I blink! I've been able to get rid of it when I shoot handguns, but with rifles or shotguns, I always blink after the shot. It doesn't seem like I flinch before the shot, so it doesn't affect my POI, but it bothers me that I can't get rid of the blink.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:59:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:03:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
eyesight



Same here - getting old sucks!! Gonna probably have to get some glasses or maybe lasik one of these days.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:07:33 AM EDT
My enormous penis swings too much, thus throwing my equilibrium off during rapid fire.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:15:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 1:17:47 AM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]

Originally Posted By Demordrah:
I can't seem to control my heart rate when I'm shooting, which can have adverse effects on my accuracy. My full resting rate (when I'm still laying in bed after I first wake) is 50 bpm. When I'm shooting, it's significantly higher.



Just have a few beers before you shoot, maybe a valium, that'll slow things down.


A better answer may be to work to control your breathing, slow it down, your heart should follow.


My weakness, is my health, its hard to shoot, or do anything else well when you dont feel well.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:17:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 1:18:31 AM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]

Originally Posted By swingset:
My enormous penis swings too much, thus throwing my equilibrium off during rapid fire.




Umm...try keeping it in your pants.


If at all possible......
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:21:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
My enormous penis swings too much, thus throwing my equilibrium off during rapid fire.



Lies. We all know that people buy guns because they're compensating for having a tiny dinghy.

Evil black rifles just mean it's extra small.

VPC told me so.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:21:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:

Originally Posted By swingset:
My enormous penis swings too much, thus throwing my equilibrium off during rapid fire.



Lies. We all know that people buy guns because they're compensating for having a tiny dinghy.

Evil black rifles just mean it's extra small.

VPC told me so.



Yup, you got me.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:44:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
My enormous penis swings too much, thus throwing my equilibrium off during rapid fire.



Try using it tripod style to help stabilize you. Just watch out for that hot brass.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:51:42 AM EDT
Sear reset is easy enough to do static and shooting slowly, but when I speed up and/or start moving, the sear reset part of my brain tends to shut off (not always, but more often than I'd like).
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:53:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:22:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
My enormous penis swings too much, thus throwing my equilibrium off during rapid fire.



Is that how you got your name?
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:23:22 AM EDT
I'm 7300 miles away from my firearms.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:25:47 AM EDT
I see, you're so ronery.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:30:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 2:32:21 AM EDT by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 3:48:14 AM EDT
Evidently I overthink it, whatever that means. I fuck up shots under stress. I shoot great when I'm having fun, and it goes downhill on qual day. I almost always shoot badly when I'm thinking about it, but I do fine when I take quick shots without thinking. I even hit a running deer once with an AR-15.

I'm not very good with a pistol either.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:19:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:24:36 AM EDT
I have trouble holding rifles steady, but for some reason I am a pretty good shot with the handgun. It wasn't always the case but I spent hours dry firing while watching what the muzzle was doing and that has allowed me to be 100% confident if I should need to pull the CCW.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:33:30 AM EDT
The main thing is I don't get to the range near enough. I could go every week but other things just keep getting in the way.

As far as weaknesses shooting a handgun, I have trouble being consistent. I don't know if it's my grip or my stance or both. I've gotten out of shape also, so after a few mags my grip starts getting weak and I fatigue too easily.

With a rifle my weakness is definately offhand shooting. I hardly ever practice it because I get so discouraged. 99% of the time I shoot prone or kneeling.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:34:18 AM EDT
My problem is when a case smacks me in the head I start flinching every time afterwards.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:35:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SPTiger:


With a rifle my weakness is definately offhand shooting. I hardly ever practice it because I get so discouraged. 99% of the time I shoot prone or kneeling.

I can shoot with some degree of accuracy with the AR offhand, but I need a rest for any of my hunting rifles.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:37:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 4:38:34 AM EDT by AvengeR15]
Anticipating recoil. Typically, my shot pattern is down and to the left of the target.

ETA: I just need to shoot more, and do more dry-fire drills at home.

Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:40:33 AM EDT
Not enough time and ammo.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:46:45 AM EDT
wind judgement
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:46:46 AM EDT
I tend to shoot low and to the right (I'm a lefty). My main problem is that I don't go to the range and practice enough.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:02:33 AM EDT
I spend too much money. I need to start saving someday!
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:14:18 AM EDT
hold not steady enough, I guess the only thing I can do is keep practicing.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 9:56:39 AM EDT
Having enough time to go to the range :(
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 9:56:42 AM EDT
i personally have a problem with my sighting on target sights (black on black) am comfortable w/ iron sights and scopes. fix on black on black white out also hi-vis sights like the 24/7 style big dot
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:06:39 AM EDT
One hand and weak hand shooting, but I suppose that goes for about everyone, unless you train in those styles with the dedication of a ninja.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:32:04 AM EDT
Handguns: Flinching, anticipating recoil, proper aim
Trap: Need to move faster, and stop anticipating which direction the bird will fly.
Rifles: All I have right now is a Sub-2k...but my AR is in the mail and ont it's way here

meh, I just need to go shoot more...I just started getting into shooting in January
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:44:58 AM EDT
Breathing and Multiple Targets I plan to shoot as much as possible to correct the situation.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:48:24 AM EDT
I don't practice drawing and firing from a holster nearly enough.

When I do practice drawing from a holster it is from a "range" holster and not my carry holster (IWB).

Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:49:59 AM EDT
Rifles - Shooting without a rest. Prone, I'm great but put my on my knees and I get bad and standing... hell I'm lucky to hit a pie plate standing. I need to practice those more but reloading means you spend lots of time on the bench. My wobble is just so bad in offhand I don't see how to improve so it discourages me from keeping it up.

Pistol - Practice... pure and simple. Don't get out to practice it as much as I should. I can make hits, and do so rapidly but I quickly start flinching and jerking under any kind of stress.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:50:17 AM EDT
weak hand shooting with rifle

"Seeing" the front sight while pistol shooting.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:50:18 AM EDT
The flinch!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:51:01 AM EDT
I'm a decent handgun shooter but when it comes to rifles I am bad but getting better.

* I don't get out enough

* I have a hard time with the peep sights

* I don't get out enough
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