Or stuff I've learned the hardway
- Don't buy a gun!!! Wait until you have good advice :)
- No matter what anybody says a ruger MKII or MKIII or browning
buckmark, they will get you above Marksman
(I have both)
- Buy a reloader Dillon 650 preferably or a dillon 550 at the very least
$330 is a much better investment than a new pistol
- Don't buy Federal Gold Match primers. Use only Winchester primers
- Only use Bullseye powder, Disregard what everybody else says
- use 200gr SWC FMJ bullets for 50yards - using the reloader of course :)
- use 185gr SWC Cast Pb Bullets for 25yards - using the reloader of course :)
- .45s are scary. use plugs and muffs to mute the sound.
- .22 are a Science. Buy 1 box of 50 brands. shoot em. one of them
will work better than the rest. Don't ask anybody any questions, untill you
have tried 50 brands.
- Tape on your non-dominate eye piece works fine
- Keep both eyes open
- It takes 10,000 repetations the right way to break a bad habit
- Ransom rest all your pistols. This will teach you to trust the pistol.
Yes the mistakes are 90% you.
Advice From Dave Salyer
- Trigger control during actual firing trumps everything.
- Sight alignment must be maintained with the dominant eye during actual firing.
- Target alignment is important but less important than sight alignment.
- Area aiming improves scores.
- One cannot shoot a tighter group than the area projected on the target by aligned sights.
- Training is more important than practice.
- Dry firing is a great training aid.
- Scores are improved by reducing the number of misses and outlying hits.
- Anxiety causes lower scores.
- Once pistols and ammunition meet bullseye standards, Additional points cannot be bought.
- To quote my friend Lara Rhodes Palmer, If you want a ten you must shoot a ten.