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Followthrough

Post by jmdavis on Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:00 am

While at SAFS, I received some centerfire coaching that I think is very valuable. That instruction was to drive the gun back onto target and in alignment as part of the recoil recovery. 

Last night at a coached practice I had it put a bit differently and its made me think about it more. The comment was that part of the followthrough was to "drive the gun back onto target and into alignment."

I have always thought of followthrough as a passive process. But is it? With the 22 or the air pistol, maybe it is. Since there is so little recoil, there is not as much effort to overcome its effect. With the 45, I have treated it as passive and found the gun waving around when I should have been "driving it back onto target with the sights aligned." 

OK that's the philosophy part. Here's the practical. How can I practice this outside of live fire?

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Re: Followthrough

Post by mspingeld on Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:11 am

Try these: Dry fire, simulate recoil by moving gun slightly up & left, recover. For live fire, try 2 shot drills. At first, don't worry too much about time. Take a shot, recover, take a 2nd shot.

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Re: Followthrough

Post by Jack H on Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:24 am

You might be training a wrong muscle movement or force into the subconscious

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Re: Followthrough

Post by jmdavis on Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:29 am

Jack, that's why I've always been careful about simulated recoil. I like the 2 shot drills idea, though.

I guess that its time to load up 500 or so wadcutters and start practicing.

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Re: Followthrough

Post by john bickar on Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:41 pm

jmdavis wrote:I guess that its time to load up 500 or so wadcutters and start practicing.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

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Re: Followthrough

Post by jmdavis on Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:26 am

I had a chicken dinner at the Friends of the NRA  last night. Now I just have to do the loading and practicing. I haven't shot the wad gun since July 3 due to cpm pistol and rifle at Perry.

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