Hello, friends, here I am again with a brand new video. In the last video, we discussed what a surprise shot is. A surprise shot is a shot where you become mentally aware of the shot being fired, a split second after the shot is actually fired. This was explained to you in the previous video.
Now, in this video we will be discussing, the phenomena of ‘flinching’, what is this flinching? It is related to the shot being fired. When you become mentally aware of the shot being fired, just at the point when it is actually fired. The moment the shot is fired, your mental focus, which should be 100 percent on the trigger pressure feeling breaks and it becomes completely diffused the way it is shown in the video.
In the video, you see just when the shot is fired, your mental focus becomes completely diffused.
What happens is because of this mental focus breaking, you get a shock and a signal from your mind goes through your shooting hand and it changes the grip pressure just at the point when the shot is fired as shown in this video.
Now, in this video, you will see that when the shot breaks, there is a momentary change in the grip pressure and your sights move.
This, broadly speaking, is what flinching is, and because of this flinching the shot may go anywhere.
You will see that there is a twitch in your sights and this happens because this habit of flinching is programmed itself in your conscious and subconscious mind. So, every time you shoot, this flinching happens automatically.
It happens automatically.
And you have no idea why your shot is not going in the ten and it can go just about anywhere.
Now there are different kinds of ‘flinching’, we will discuss the different types of flinching.
The first form of flinching is when you lose your focus on the front sight, the way it is shown in the video.
Just when the shot is fired, you lose focus on the front sight for a fraction of a second.
In the second type of flinching, your foresight when the shot is fired flicks to the left. Or to the right when the shot is fired.
Or it dips down when the shot is fired.
Or it jumps up when the shot is fired.
Now, this happens because your trigger finger pressure changes during the shot. It changes, it breaks because of this signal which goes from your mind into your trigger finger and your grip, this causes a momentary shock and it changes your grip feeling pressure. I’m exaggerating it for your understanding.
Actually, it is a micro movement, it causes a momentary shock, but it is enough for the trigger pressure feeling to change causing your front sight to flick to the left, to the right, to the top or to the bottom. This is the second type of flinching.
The third kind of flinching is when the rear sights twitches this is called the third kind of flinching, and it is related to a change in the grip pressure. As shown in the video. When your grip pressure changes during the moment of the shot the rear sight and even the front sight can twitch. As a result the shot may go anywhere.
The fourth kind of flinching is when your entire sight, just when the shot is fired, will either leave the aiming area to go downwards. Or it may leave the aiming area to go to the left. Or it may leave the area to the right. Or it may leave the area and jump up, the way it is shown in the video
And the fifth is a combination of any two or more of the types of flinching that we have discussed previously, which is a lack of focus, a breaking of focus on the front sight or the flicking of the front sight to the left, right, top or bottom or the entire sights leaving the aiming area to the left, right, top or bottom.
It could be a combination of all the above.
So, this is what flinching is all about, and the cure for flinching is just one. You have to keep yourself mentally focused on your trigger pressure feeling before, during and after the shot. One hundred percent.
Now, it is easier said than done. To keep your mind focused 100 percent on the trigger feeling before, during and after the shot, in the following videos, we will discuss how to maintain this mental focus on your trigger feeling, so that you become aware of the shot a split second after the shot is fired.
Till then I hope you enjoyed the video. Thank you.