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It’s Cold. Do You Still Shoot?

The windchill was below 0 the day I took that picture but I still loaded up and went to the range. It was a need trip. During the shooting drills I could feel the rust dusting off of my fundamentals.

Shooting is a discipline that requires constant practice. I spent to long away and aspects of my skill set suffered. My draw was slower and clumsier even factoring in a new holster. The grip and trigger press discipline I’d spent a substantial amount of effort on has slipping. I was shooting low/ low left with my P226, a sign that recoil anticipation was back.

 

Now I didn’t shoot badly overall. The course I shot I passed with the highest graded rating, dropping only a few points. The issue wasn’t passing an overall skill metric though, the issue was skill regression. I don’t like slipping.

There’s only one thing the combats skill regression, practice.

Seen on MrGunsnGear’s IG/FB

So even though we’re frozen, Michigan… do not get rusty.

 

About Keith Finch

Keith Finch
Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009 he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.

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