tHE PERFECT PISTOL SHOT
Here's a simple test to determine if you're fanatic enough in your front sight focus:
1. Can you distinguish between your handgun and others of the same model and service life based on the front sight tip alone. It should be as distinguishing to you as the serial number.
2. Dry fire at a red cross (made with magic marker or crayon) written on a newspaper. Keep the distance to about three feet. When you finish your session, ask yourself if can recall the contents of the newspaper article around the red cross. If you were reading the news, you weren't fanatically focusing on the front sight tip.
3. Fire or dry fire in both bright and dim lighting. If neither bright sunlight or heavy shadow made sighting more difficult, you weren't focusing sufficiently on the tip were every fraction of an inch matters.
4. Finally, if when firing, dry or live, you don't know exactly where your shots went...
Remember, practical accuracy is the real world application of perfect marksmanship. If you can't do it under ideal conditions, all the huffing and puffing, and ninja stances, won't do you any good under duress.
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Albert League is a former Marine Corps and law enforcement firearm instructor who consults on a variety of security topics. He is the founder of the Practics firearms defense system and author of the Practics book series.(www.practicsusa.com)