I’m pretty comfortable with my Aimpoint-equipped carbine out to 200 meters with no time constraints. I feel like I have a pretty good handle on marksmanship basics.
However, I don’t have a lot of experience shooting quickly, up close. To get a baseline of where I’m at, I put an SR-1 up at 10 yards. I want to keep 10 shots all in the black (~6″), and do it as fast as possible.
Performance wasn’t terrible, speed wise. I wanted to get all 10 out of the gun in two-and-a-half seconds or less, and I met that goal on the nose: 2.50 seconds. First shot was at .97 seconds, and splits ranged from .13-.19 seconds.
Accuracy was not so great. Only 2/10 in the black. Now I have something to work on.
Steve Anderson always says that speed and accuracy are best worked on separately. You can’t get more accurate while also trying to go faster, and vice versa. There is value in learning to pull the trigger 10 times in 1.5 seconds, even if you don’t get everything where you want it to go. Just like there’s value in slow-firing 10 into the X-ring.
The magic happens when those skills come together.
What I did right: Pulled the trigger really fast. Sub-second first shot, great split times.
What I did wrong: Wasn’t very precise. They need to all be in the black. Nowhere close to that.
What I want to focus on next time: Really paying attention to what the dot does, to figure out how to hold the gun.
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