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Post by handcycle 4/19/2022, 12:08 am

How do you guys practice shooting rapid fire?
I am quite confident placing my shots within the "black" zone ( 8, 9 & 10 rings ) during slow precision discipline. But when it comes to rapid fire - I get very agitated and due to my nervousness, my shots are "all over the place" - pulling down my scores drastically - so sad.

Any tips and advice please?
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Post by SteveT 4/19/2022, 8:18 am

You can control your thoughts and approach to shooting. 10 seconds is plenty of time to get off 5 shots, there just isn't much time to reset and start again if you have a problem. Approach the string with confidence.

Practice with range commands. 

Visualize with range commands when you can't get to the range.

For most beginner through sharpshooters 4 good shots will score better than 5 jerked shots. Faster speed will come. Don't ingrain bad habits.

Shooting 5 shots with a smooth trigger pull, but less than perfect sight alignment, will score better than 5 jerked shots.

Use the progressive training drill. You can't shoot a 100 if your first shot isn't a 10.

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Are you talking about Bullseye? International Rapid Fire (5 shots on 5 targets) or International Center / Sport Pistol? Rereading your original email I'm thinking it's Center/Sport and you are talking about Duello. Regardless of the game, but much of the same applies.

You can practice the raise and dry fire a lot. The challenge, for me, in Duello is the huge bullseye. I prefer a deep sub-6 hold so my sights are clear against a white background. Can't do it in Duello. I have to really look at the sights to see them... maybe that's a good thing.

Just like in Bullseye RF, 3 seconds is enough time to get off one good shot, not enough time to mess around. I once heard Service Pistol RF described as a race between the trigger and the sights. You have to get back on target and align the sights as fast as you can because the trigger is going to be pulled a second or so after you recover from recoil. This was in the old 230FMJ days, but the principle applies. Get the gun up, get the sights aligned and pull the trigger.


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Post by CraigB5940 4/19/2022, 3:22 pm

The advice above is good. Invest in one of these turning target units, I did and it really pays dividends. I've had mine for 16 months now.
Practice Bullseye and ISSF rapid pistol with personal Target Turning System (timers.shop)

This unit is made by a fellow bullseye member of this forum named Slava K.

I run mine with the Bullseye match app (free) on my android phone. I run TF and RF practice matches, and single shot drills on a two second cycle, double shot drills on a four second cycle, and so on.

If you search here there other good information too like the step drill etc.

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Post by RoyDean 4/19/2022, 4:53 pm

handcycle.

It happens that a couple of years ago I came across a European made indoor turning target system for Rapid Fire Training - intended for air pistols I guess - five turning targets ganged together. The original owner never used it and, sadly, I have never used it either. It came with a large stock of paper targets and, AFAIK, is complete and in working order.

I don't have it with me this week, but in about 10 days time I will be taking it from my storage unit with the intention of selling. I do not recall what I paid, but it was not big money. I will have to search.

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Post by handcycle 4/19/2022, 9:13 pm

SteveT wrote:You can control your thoughts and approach to shooting. 10 seconds is plenty of time to get off 5 shots, there just isn't much time to reset and start again if you have a problem. Approach the string with confidence.

Practice with range commands. 

Visualize with range commands when you can't get to the range.

For most beginner through sharpshooters 4 good shots will score better than 5 jerked shots. Faster speed will come. Don't ingrain bad habits.

Shooting 5 shots with a smooth trigger pull, but less than perfect sight alignment, will score better than 5 jerked shots.

Use the progressive training drill. You can't shoot a 100 if your first shot isn't a 10.
Thanks ! Steve T. I think this is good: "Shooting 5 shots with a smooth trigger pull, but less than perfect sight alignment, will score better than 5 jerked shots."
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Post by handcycle 4/19/2022, 9:19 pm

Thank you all for your kind inputs & suggestion Wink)
Truly appreciated!

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