The best match I ever shot was when I made myself go back to the basics of seeing the sights before pulling the trigger. On that match day, I made sure I didn't squad up with any of my normal shooting buddies, so the friendly competition factor was out of my head for that match. I was determined to go back and reinforce the basics that day without any concern for what my score would be at the end of the match. My mindset was to treat that match as practice to reinforce the sight picture basics I had strayed away from.
I felt slow as a turtle, but the scores didn't lie. I ended up winning Single Stack for the match and placing 9th overall combined out of about 50 shooters. I'm normally a C class shooter, but my overall placement for that match had me nested in the standings amongst a lot of B and C Limited shooters. The Limited guys were expressing a little competitive nervousness about how a Single Stack shooter managed to "creep up on them"! Ha-ha!...every dog has his day, I guess!
This "back to the basics" match day really flipped the switch in my head about seeing the sights before sending a round on its way. I know now to concentrate on the A zone and speed will come on its own later.
Edited by gigamortis, 05 July 2012 - 07:43 PM.