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    Checking yourself

    Hi folks

    Just had a range practice for IPSC and for the second week running I had 2 Alphas on most targets but followed each one up with a 3rd shot.

    Does anyone else do this lol ?

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    No.Do you know how much ammunition is nowadays?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
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    I thought the same, already had my hand down my pants ready to follow the instructions I thought would be in this thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock river arms hunter View Post
    Hi folks

    Just had a range practice for IPSC and for the second week running I had 2 Alphas on most targets but followed each one up with a 3rd shot.

    Does anyone else do this lol ?
    Just practice double tapping (shooting twice quickly) with a 22, and you'll find you'll get into a rhythm. Eg 12-34-56-78-910.

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    Double tapping by my definition is taking one sight picture and pressing the trigger twice. Do not do this. You might get away with it on close targets but its not going to work on a partial target or any moving targets or anything further than about 10 meters. Its a habit you dont want to pick up.

    You are already aware that you only need 2 scoring shots on paper so my guess is youre not confident of your hits and are backing them up. Your ability to call your shots will get better the more you shoot and shooting a handgun well isnt the easiest thing to do so hang in there

    I dont think this sounds like a "i forgot i only need to shoot the target twice" issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Towely View Post
    Double tapping by my definition is taking one sight picture and pressing the trigger twice. Do not do this. You might get away with it on close targets but its not going to work on a partial target or any moving targets or anything further than about 10 meters. Its a habit you dont want to pick up.

    You are already aware that you only need 2 scoring shots on paper so my guess is youre not confident of your hits and are backing them up. Your ability to call your shots will get better the more you shoot and shooting a handgun well isnt the easiest thing to do so hang in there

    I dont think this sounds like a "i forgot i only need to shoot the target twice" issue.
    Fair point. I agree that you need a sight picture each time. The rhythm of the shots ie 2 instead of 3 is what I was getting at.
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    Are all 3 shots alphas? Or is the extra required to bring it up to 2?

    Shooting major or minor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    Are all 3 shots alphas? Or is the extra required to bring it up to 2?

    Shooting major or minor?
    All 3 alphas as I couldn't see the first shot or sometimes the second.

    Either way I know the rules etc it's just a case of getting confidence.

    I'm currently shooting a 941 Jericho 9mm but sometimes use the Club CZ Shadow SPO1. Just shooting minor whilst on probationary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock river arms hunter View Post
    All 3 alphas as I couldn't see the first shot or sometimes the second.

    Either way I know the rules etc it's just a case of getting confidence.

    I'm currently shooting a 941 Jericho 9mm but sometimes use the Club CZ Shadow SPO1. Just shooting minor whilst on probationary
    Better to have backed up and not need it than end up with misses.

    When you say you couldn't see the first shot, you mean you weren't seeing the sights when you fired it? Or are you looking for the holes?

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    Three alphas me?...nooo I never do that (not a word Ozzy)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    Better to have backed up and not need it than end up with misses.

    When you say you couldn't see the first shot, you mean you weren't seeing the sights when you fired it? Or are you looking for the holes?
    The holes lol :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock river arms hunter View Post
    The holes lol :-)
    Start looking at your sights and backing yourself, google "calling your shots" and start working on it.

    If you're looking for the holes you're just creating bad habits which will bite you on long shots.

 

 

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