Are You Making it Stable?
I had a lesson with a fellow, and we worked on a station had trouble with at a tournament. I had him shoot them as a true pair, which was a pretty tough one. The wind was at our back and it was blowing the second target about 60 yards out there, and the first one was about 40. During the tournament, they were closer.
We started with the closer target, and he called “pull” and I pulled it. I asked if it was stable, and he said he didn’t know. And I looked at him and I said, “I can’t help you if you don’t make it stable. If you make it stable, I can do miracles with you. But until you get stubborn enough and determined enough in your practice, that you are not going to pull the trigger ‘til you know everything is hooked up, I can’t help you and you can’t help yourself.” I used the word “stubborn” several times.
He just punched out of C class. Before the lesson I had sent him a text asking if he was still making everything stable, and he said yes. I wrote him back telling him that I’m relieved. But on the first stand, he just didn’t make it stable. I can’t help you unless you get your fundamentals. Do those darn gun mounts every day.