Category: On Shooting

“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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“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”  -Buddha The following qualities will contribute to …

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“If you abandon the present moment, you cannot live the the moments of your daily life deeply.”  -Thich Nhat Hanh ABANDON and CONTROL  USPSA shooters fall into two categories: Fast or Accurate. Fast shooters shoot poor points, resulting in a …

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