Earlier this week I posted some range video featuring my Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm. I’ve been shooting this pistol a lot as of late. I find it to be lots of fun to shoot and very comfortable. The fact that 9mm is reasonably priced doesn’t hurt either.
In that earlier post, I stated that I was making an effort to improve my shooting and that I also shared the video with PAFOA to get some feedback. The feedback came pouring in and I began to see many more problem areas than I thought were present.
Eager to test out this newly acquired information, I hit the range the following day. I put fifty rounds through my M&P and focused on the fundamentals. I ditched the superman stance, adjusted my grip, focused on my trigger control, and exaggerated the trigger reset. The changes in my shooting took a lot of concentration but made a big difference in my grouping. While they still are nothing to write home about, I am seeing consistency in my shots.
Since this video was recorded, I have spoken with an instructor. I’m in the process of setting up a time to get some one on one training to tune my shooting. I’m eager to get started and see the results of properly applied fundamentals.