Saturday, June 21, 2008

Practice tip

GM Paul M. says you should always use either hard cover or no-shoot covered targets at practice. These targets will make you focus on your sight picture far more than wide open targets.

I agree that you must make things difficult for yourself at practice. If you can make the hard shots, then the simple ones will be really easy. The last few majors I went to I remember thinking we practice and shoot our matches at York a little on the easy side. You may have noticed that the targets have been getting farther away and there has been more and more hard cover at York. We still want our matches to be fun, and there will always be some run & gun hosaramas, but we must challenge ourselves also.

Practice is one place where we must challenge ourselves constantly. Don't practice the things you are good at, practice the things that are your weaknesses.

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