Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:03 PM
I'll add a tidbit...
I was at the range one day when a shooter...at the time, probably around A-class/Master...was working on El Prez. I wasn't on the bay to see him, but could hear the buzzer and then the time to first shot. It was a little bit slow. I decided to take a look, expecting him to not be snapping the head around (the usual cause for a slower turn and draw).
He was getting his head around really well, no problems with foot work. The thing that was slowing him was that, as he turned, he already would have the gun at nearly full extension. This meant that, when he was ready to shoot...the gun wasn't quite where it needed to be yet.
Since the gun was extended and moving at high speed, that required that it had to come to an abrupt stop on target. Just like standing on the brakes in your car. There is going to be some shimmy going on at the end of the stop. So, the gun wasn't stable on target. He was having to wait on the shimmy to stop.
I advised that he may want to try keeping the gun in closer to the body during much of the turn and then extending it out to the target as the turn completed. This took a few tenths off his turn and draw nearly immediately.
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