After a break from shooting due to injury, and then fighting with retraining myself due to muscle memory and the side-effects of taking up kick-boxing, I am pulling myself back up in my averages (average points out of 100).
I was averaging over 99 two years ago, but when I came back to shooting I had dropped to 96-97. I just seemed to have forgotten how hard it actually is after it had become so natural for me previously.
Today though I made a few changes to my technique, refocused my mind and really concentrated on the whole process… and finally got back up to shooting a ton (100).
The ton wasn’t the cleanest I had shot, but it was still a ton. Personally I prefer a clean 97 to a dirty 100, because it shows control and consistency – but for competitions you can’t argue with the higher scoring.
The video demonstrates how target shooting isn’t exactly a great sport to watch, but it is a great sport to teach you to focus.
Hopefully the music will help….