can call a shot?

Years ago I recall a story a coach told a group of us about how this guy wanted to shoot 550's in Free Pistol. Not a hard task, as he was shooting around 540's regularly but never really cracked 550+.

The coach asked the guy to set up and shoot. He proceeds to shoot 10's and 9's as per normal and then drops in an 8. Reloads to carry on...........”wait” calls out the coach, “What happened then”? The shooter explains he usually shoots a few 8's and is just a “given” that this will happen.

But what actually happened asked the coach? Well the pistol kind of went out that way and drifting out it just fired. Did you call it the coach asked. Yes, it felt it went out in that direction so I vaguely recall the sights as being slightly out that way so I called it out there, somewhere.

Pretty alarmed at this perception the coach spoke to him about really seeing what is going on. He handed him a piece of paper and took his scope away from him and asked him to fire a shot and draw the sights as the shot broke in relation to the target. So what he sees as the shot breaks.

The shooter proceeds to do this and with each shot draws what he saw or thought he saw. After about eight shots he had 3 nine’s, rest ten’s.

Now he was on the way to shooting 550+..........

Not saying you should go out a draw little pictures every time you shoot, just take a look at what is happening to your sights.

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