Dealing with flinch

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by phonedog365, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. phonedog365

    phonedog365 New Member

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    Got a chance to put 100 rounds through my new Ruger P95 and was more or less pleased with the results after not having shot for 15 years. Was elated that my wife went and enjoyed it as much as I did (thank you, thank you!).

    I have a consistent flinch due to the heavier than anticipated DA pull. Any suggestions on coping? Should I just continue to practice as many first pulls til I can put it on the mark every time? Any techniques to work on?

    Thanks.
     
  2. chopkick

    chopkick New Member

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    Don't concentrate on the trigger pull so much. You are anticipating the shot. Focus on the target and just let it happen. Practice that and you will understand.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Intersperse live rounds with snap caps. You won't be sure when the pistol will fire and you'll be able to observe and consciously work on eliminating flinch.
     
  4. bearcreek

    bearcreek New Member

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    It's a semi auto. You can't intersperse snap caps with live rounds and have the gun cycle.
     
  5. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Thats the whole point. It simulates a fail to fire and makes the flinch obvious. Its a great way to train.
     
  6. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    I'm late to the party, but CA beat me to it. I do this all the time with people I train to shoot.
     
  7. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    You have sooo much to learn little grasshopper.:D Knowing if the gun fire or not has nothing to do with it functioning. It's a training method on how to teach people to deal with failures, it just happens to work well with flinching.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
  8. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    relax,breath,keep eyes on target;)
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Thanks for sharing bearcreek. It's all good. ;)
     
  10. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    it loads the snap cap and the trainee doesnt know if the round is live or not, trigger is pulled instant flinch feed back. 4 or 5 magazines cures it.

    most people dont understand what flinching is. recoil covers it up. the snap cap reveals it and makes it really evident what the trainee is doing wrong. progress is rapid after that.
     
  11. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Excellent training method! And works! I have used it for years.

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  12. Jay

    Jay New Member

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    Difference between snap caps and dummy rounds. Snap Caps may not feed reliably, but dummy rounds are designed to assess function, and will feed, while obviously NOT going bang.
     
  13. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    Without any live fire required, balance an empty case on the front of the slide and practice *squeezing* the trigger, not pulling it. Do it until the case doesn't even wobble. Do it until you are about to go mental, then do it a lot more. Make a proper trigger squeeze part of your muscle memory then when live fire comes around it's already ingrained in you.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011
  14. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Dry fire with a laser will show any bad technique in a hurry.