Quality training

We have all experienced a drop in our scores in competition, when compared to what we shoot in practice. I have a theory that a major contributing factor to this is that our tens in training are just not good enough. All those 10.0’s and 10.1’s we shoot in a training match become the 9.9’s […]

Focus on scores?

We all focus a lot on the scores we get. It’s natural to do this. Our family or friends reinforce this by asking “what did you get at training?” when we get home. Scoring targets is a great way of measuring how we are going and whether we are improving. However there are times when […]

Getting out of your performance slump

Whilst the following article has been written for the smallbore shooter, many pistol shooters may find the comments apply equally to them. Almost every shooter experiences a drop in performance at some time in their career. Whether it is a dramatic drop off in scores, or just patchy performances, dealing with the slump in a […]

Training with purpose

Over the years I have heard many shooters lament over their lack of improvement. The years go by and they always seem to perform at about the same level – the occasional high spot or good performance counterbalanced by a lower than average result, often in the next competition, with most results falling in the […]