Long Line, Short Line Focus Question

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Long Line, Short Line Focus Question

Post by Tom Jadlos on Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:26 pm

It seems that I shoot better groups at the long-line when I focus on the dot, but shoot better groups when focusing on the target at the short-line.  My question: Should I from a consistency standpoint focus on either the dot or the target, but not go back and forth?  My scores have plateaued, so I'm looking for ways of advancing.  Thanks,  Tom

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Re: Long Line, Short Line Focus Question

Post by jmdavis on Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:32 pm

What drills are you doing? Are you using the Marine Corps Pistol Workbook? If not, it might be just what you need to move forward. It took me months to get through part of the 22 section. Then things started happening quicker. 


http://www.brianzins.com/training/

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Re: Long Line, Short Line Focus Question

Post by SteveT on Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:44 pm

Are you really sure you shoot higher scores focusing on the dot? I spent many years thinking SF was different than sustained. In SF I would shoot a small knot in the middle, but with more flyers. When I changed my SF process to focus on the target and pull the trigger faster and uninterrupted (like I did in sustained) My SF scores improved by 5+ points per target, though I did lose a few X's.

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Re: Long Line, Short Line Focus Question

Post by Colt711 on Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:52 pm

From listening to to the better shooters both seem to work. The danger to guard against, in my opinion, is shifting the focus During the shot process.

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Re: Long Line, Short Line Focus Question

Post by BE Mike on Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:44 am

Colt711 wrote:From listening to to the better shooters both seem to work. The danger to guard against, in my opinion, is shifting the focus During the shot process.

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Yep, don't get caught looking somewhere in-between.

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Long line focus

Post by Dipnet on Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:12 pm

During dry fire practice and probably due to being tired, I stumbled on looking at the long line target slightly out of focus. I am unable to explain clearly how I do this, but it likely common knowledge among kids. Any rate, by doing this, I started calling more "10s." Practice and reality may be related--I tried this at a recent range session and didn't score below 90 but once.

I think looking at the target out of focus tricks my brain into thinking I've been drinking; relaxed left brain dispassionately controls squeezing of the trigger. Weird, no? Seriously, there is something to this. Not April, dipnet

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