Exercise: Visual Patience in Transition
Summary: A decreasing par time exercise where you build in urgency combined with the patience to ensure you see the sight picture you need see when transitioning between targets of varying difficulty and required sight pictures.
Rounds: 150 to 200 rounds
Dry: Varied, but expect at least 100.
As with all of our targets, their use is only limited by your imagination. Identify what skill you want to sharpen, then select one of the TPC targets. All it takes is a clear vision of what skill you want to sharpen, some creativity, ammo, and quality time to focus.
Gun starts empty, hammer/striker back, held at compressed imminent threat
At start signal, present the gun on large circle, internalize a break, then transition to another shape target and when you have an acceptable sight picture, break the shot and hold for 2 sec (follow through)
margin of error five times in a row
Gun starts loaded, hammer/striker back, held at compressed imminent threat. Timer
Each drill should be done with a focus on the process.”Think, Don’t Plink”.
Evaluate the result. If the result is as expected, continue to re-enforce with reps.
Start with the Speed of Learning (25%). When comfortable, shoot at the Speed of Grooving (50-75%).
Then shoot at the Speed of Performance (85%-98%). To raise the level of your comfort zone, shoot at the Speed of Breaking (101+%).
Write down what you did and also what worked.
Write down what you’d like to try that you think will help an issue you hit.
Write down any tools you may like to add
Write down questions for a shooter better than you are, or for an instructor/coach
Have fun! You are on the range. You are not at work (unless you work on the range, which is great!). You are getting better!