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Thread: Flinching with both pistol and rifle

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    Dry fire practice drills is what you seek.

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    I agree with what’s been shared. Ear plugs with muffs, and lots of dry fire practice with a dime on the muzzle.

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    Ball and dummy drills....
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    Whether it be with a rifle or a pistol, focus on pulling the trigger SLOWLY and SMOOTHLY. Think of yourself as ROLLING the trigger back. Also, focus on pulling the trigger back as STRAIGHT BACK as you possibly can. These things sound small, but they can make a huge impact on your accuracy.

    Do dry fire practice pulling the trigger in this way...just like 10 proper pulls a day, and then apply it at the range. Your flinching should go away, and your accuracy should be pretty solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterHelix View Post
    Here's my suggestion. It sounds kinda silly, but it worked for me.

    Get yourself a .22, and put a couple thousand rounds down range with it. Then when you go to shoot your center fire rifle or pistol, pretend it's a .22.

    I know it sounds silly, but doing that, (or alternatively muttering to yourself that "the recoil cannot hurt me") works.

    I don’t flinch, I over anticipate recoil..... I’ve gotten to shooting a lot more 22, in rifle and handgun. I used to do more dry firing, but haven’t much lately- but I think I’ll go back to more. To me the are like building blocks.

    That, and with my son I tried to get him to not do fake recoil when he was playing guns around the house with - Pew-pew with a finger or an unloaded nerf gun. Why use all that trigger time and build bad habits?

    With my son and I both shooting now, blowing thru 9 and 556 gets expensive. A couple of hundred rounds of 22 helps to soften the blow a bit.

    I also try to focus not on the recoil, but getting the sight picture/dot back.
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