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I Saw The Sights Lift

Way back when I first started competitive shooting, I purchased Brian Eno’s book, and attempted to read it. The whole zen thing was lost on me, and I lost interest in the book before the halfway mark. I’m not sure what happened to the book, but I think I may be to the point where I should actually sit down and read it cover to cover a time or two.

Anyways, yesterday I headed up to The Range in Oxford, NC to shoot Franks Fun Match. It’s essentially a USPSA match with IDPA scoring and a few other basic rules thrown in. A run what ya brung sort of thing. Overall I didn’t shoot an exceptional match, but I feel like I had a bit of a breakthrough. Frank set up several stages that had large arrays of targets that only required 2 rounds each. Shooting these targets allowed me to really focus on what my sights were doing, and once I got warmed up I was able to really see my sights lift, and see just as much as I needed to see before breaking the next shot. I’ve done this on and off in the past, but never for several stages at a time in the same match.

I did have a couple of stages that really got inside my head and got the best of me, but overall, I’m very excited about the match.

About Lucas

Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.

One comment

  1. Hmm. 🙂

    Front sight tracking–through ENTIRE recoil impulse–and effective trigger prep during that recoil impulse so you can break the shot the instant the sights come back on target will utterly transform your handgun shooting.

    Congrats, it IS a huge breakthrough. Careful, though. Like all high-level pistol skills, it’s highly perishable.

    –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

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