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10m Pistol Stance

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Alastair, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Alastair

    Alastair Active Member

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    I am new to 10m pistol (but not target shooting in general) and I am finding it strange how much zero moves between shoots and even cards.

    I am guessing its due to my foot position changing?? Does anyone use a marked mat to ensure same foot position each time?
  2. sovell

    sovell Active Member

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    When starting out with a pistol, stance ,grip, aiming point, and trigger will all effect POI.
    Try dry firing to find a comfortable stance that you can repeat and then line yourself up with the target.
    Using a mat might help but could just be another variable, especially on an unfamiliar range.
    Like all shooting, practice is everything.
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  3. Wynne G Oldman

    Wynne G Oldman Engaging Member

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    Bury, Lancashire, England.
  4. Alastair

    Alastair Active Member

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    Thanks for the tips and the link.

    I think the piece I am struggling with is that I am *trying* to achieve these things but clearly not successfully! I am wondering how I can take my consistency of approach to the next level...
  5. Frog

    Frog Busy Member

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    What I used to do was stand at the firing line, put left hand in trouser pocket (this locks it in to the same place each time) close my eyes and raise the pistol (unloaded) in right hand (being right handed) open eyes and see where pistol is pointing in relation to the target. Move feet in appropriate direction (whilst adopting a 3/4 sideways on stance with feet not more than shoulder width apart and only a little less than that) - then repeat - eyes closed raise pistol open eyes. Once you are raising pistol eyes closed and it is naturally on the vertical centre line of the target there is really no need to move your feet again - you do not need to move them to load and fire so don't! Shoot with left hand in pocket - having that arm in a different place each shot will change the point of impact...
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2018
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  6. tenmetrepeter

    tenmetrepeter Member

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    Im pretty sure ISSF prohibit use of private mats and prohibit marking the floor or marking any provided mats.
    Could help in practice to remove a variable just like shooting cards with no spots showing and other tricks I personally never mastered!
  7. KevinHen

    KevinHen Newbie

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