Category: On Shooting

“Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and …

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“The mind of the beginner is empty, free of the habits of the expert, ready to accept, to doubt, and open to all the possibilities.”-Shunryu Suzuki A practical pistol shooter must develop the ability to aim the pistol without depending …

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“When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.” -Shunryu Suzuki “Act without expectation.” -Lao Tzu In the fall of ’83, Rob Leatham and I drove from Tempe to Los Angeles to …

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“Do not fragment your attention but see what each moment calls for.”-Dogen Especially as a beginner, the fundamentals of marksmanship are best mastered on a bench rest. Shooting from a bench will also teach you the importance of what it …

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“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen…”-Ray Bradbury There may not be a more fun way to end a practice session. Me and …

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“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” -Eckhart Tolle When the shot fires, whether you should be focused on the front sight or the target, has been endlessly debated. …

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“If you lose yourself in any action, that action will be the most successful.”-Sri Atmananda 1. How long have you been shooting competitively? I shot competitively for about 20 years. 2. What’s your favorite gun? I don’t have a favorite. …

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“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson The expression visual patience came as I was driving home from a match. For each shot, I allowed the mental time necessary to call every shot with certainty. I …

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“This is Wu Hsin’s open secret: the only evil is inattention.”-Wu Hsin TARGET TO TARGET TRANSITION SPEED From decisive seeing flows impeccable activity. Transition speed, or how quickly your pistol moves from target to target, is determined by how confidently …

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“If you want to understand Zen easily, just be mindless, wherever you are, twenty-four hours a day, until you spontaneously merge with the Way.”  -Ying-an I was asked, does the Zone experience occur more often to USPSA or Bullseye shooters? …

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