2012-08-06 dry fire practice
Week 4, Day 1, basic routine
- 20 reps of wall drill from extension 2H
- 5 reps of wall drill from extension SHO
- 5 reps of wall drill from extension WHO
- 20 reps of wall drill from press-out 2H
- 5 reps of wall drill from press-out SHO
- 5 reps of wall drill from press-out WHO
I try to dry practice in the morning but that didn’t happen today.
I really like the emphasis TLG’s routine puts on one of the most core skills: the press out. This basic routine and the skills within are so fundamental, and the heavy emphasis on it is starting to pay off.
While practicing tonight something hit me. I do struggle with trigger slap as I go faster. I try to do things like lighten my trigger press, but it just doesn’t work. In order to overcome the trigger break, the trigger weight, and with speed, there’s just gotta be a particular amount of force applied. I mean, if F = ma, there’s just gotta be a particular amount of force, and if I go faster it’s going to apply more force… the trigger and my finger and everything is just going to hit the end of the trigger’s range of motion with a particular (or increasing) amount of force. And so, the front sight dips.
For some reason this evening I was very aware of my right hand’s grip pressure — the way the ring and pinky (and to some extent the middle) fingers were applying pressure to the frontstrap, such that I felt this particular pressure in the palm heel of my right hand. It wasn’t so much that I felt a crushing grip, or that I felt my palm heel pushing forward. I mean, technically it was a very strong crush grip all around, but mentally there was some emphasis of the feel of those fingers pressing back. And that seemed to make all the difference in the world. Even doing 1H shooting and WHO especially… that sort of grip and mental emphasis made a big difference in things remaining steady.
I’m going to keep focusing on this and see where it leads me.