|This is not the pistol range I went to, but it's sort of like it|
There's lots involved in hitting a target. Of course safety is always important handling any weapon. To shoot and score well involves your body, your hands holding the weapon, your fingers around the weapon, looking through the sights and seeing the target lined up within the sights, and pulling the trigger smoothly while holding the weapon still. Not as easy as it seems, but I think I scored well enough to pass today.
|Some serious bow shooting in this photo|
I owe the instructor that gives me technique pointers on shooting the 9mm pistol. Today I was reminded of my fingers and hand placement so the pistol is securely seating in my grasp and will have less wobble. I also owe thanks to my fellow Marines in my squadron when I was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Wing, Cherry Point, N. Carolina. They showed me there's really nothing difficult about shooting. Since then, I've enjoyed the sport of shooting at a target and take on the challenge whenever an opportunity is presented to me.
|Target for the game of darts|
Photo credit: earl53 from morguefile.com
I recently heard a tip to better to help better your shooting score. I don't remember who gave me the tip so I could give them credit, but the tip is this---- cut out coffee and all caffeine for at least a day prior to shooting day so you can hold your weapon steady without jittering from the stimulant that caffeine gives. I thought that was a good tip to pass on. So now you know.
What do you think if this quick draw, sharp shooter?
Well, that's what I grabbed onto interesting and fun today. Semper Fi.
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