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Good at shooting interactive targets, but not paper

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by mr00jimbo, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. mr00jimbo

    mr00jimbo

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    Yesterday I went to get a pistol worked on and the 'smith was teaching a small basic IPSC class. We signed up for it.

    I took my gun, a CZ SP-01 and tried it out. From 7 meters I was grouping very poorly, all over. I very rarely shoot any more, maybe once every three months now. What I was shooting was a basic piece of cardboard.
    I was trying my best to focus on the front sight and make the target and the rear sights blurry, but i couldn't do it. I couldn't focus enough to aim at a single part of the paper. My eyes focused on the front and rear sight, and the target was slightly blurry ,then the sights got blurry a bit but the target was clear.

    I do wear corrective lenses and am near-sighted.

    However, when I shoot interactive targets like cans, pop bottles, etc. I am a much better shot and am more able to put my shots where I want them.
    On targets though, even bullseye targets, I have a difficult time focusing on the front sight and just kind of see the whole thing as a piece of paper/cant concentrate.

    Any tips?
     
  2. themighty9mm

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    My guess is the blank cardboard allow you, your eyes, and arms more room to wonder in a sense. Where as the reactive targets are small and much more easy for you to focus and concentrate on
     

  3. Butcher

    Butcher NRA Life Member

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    Aim small miss small. Try putting neon stickers about one inch diameter or less on your large target


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