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Comments from a Shooter

“I got your card today. Thanks for the follow-up. I have nearly finished reading ‘The Talent Code.’ I am doing my three-bullet drill until my shoulders tire, rest, and then repeat. After reading ‘The Talent Code,’ I apply my interpretation of deep training to the drill. It is a much slower gun movement and a concentrated view of the center target. My shooting has improved and I concentrate on utilizing my class training. 

Again, after reading that book, I understand and see Gil’s method of teaching. To be specific, I was at a loss of why there were no pats on the back or reinforcement recognition. I understand now and hope my myelin has increased.

In my practice at the range, I encountered some instructional opposition from my volunteer trapper. Not wanting to debate my lessons or method of shooting, I supported my method and continued to practice with a more intense focus to prove my point. My breaks became more crushing and my focus was laser-like. This occurred prior to my reading ‘The Talent Code.’ 

Replaying the situation, I felt like I was deep training. I recognized my improved shooting under the stress, before the book, but did not know what was occurring. Although I do not remember the term ‘stress’ being used in the many examples of deep training and amassing myelin. I believe a degree of stress improves my concentration. Something like boot camp, but maybe not that intense. 

Anyway, it is a lot to absorb, apply and utilize, but I want to.

J. Guthrie”