”So so,” I am told, refers to “same old, same old.” Herein lies the basis for today’s fable, as I stress the same old things again. And again. Usually, or often, this is the importance of dry training at home. This can simply be gun mounting but often there is more to it than that. Gun mounting is a start.
I suggest that very few shooters, of the relatively non professional type, can (afford to) shoot 20,000 cartridges a year. Many coaches would suggest that 20,000 cartridges a year is an absolute minimum. There is a gap there. I don’t think I know a shooter, in Scotland certainly, who fires 20,000 cartridges a year although I do know some in Britain who probably do. What then is the answer? Well, simply, dry training. If you do 150 dry mounts per day, seven days a week, fifty two weeks a year, you are at fifty thousand or so. I think you are anyway. Correct me please. It’s not hard to do 150 dry mounts. Up, dry mount. Shower, dry mount. Just before you go out and lock up gun, dry mount. Come home, go to cupboard, dry mount. It’s not hard. But, of course there must be a willingness, a desire there to do it.
I have probably heard every excuse in the book for not doing dry mounting training. And yet the shooters, as I will loosely refer to them, appreciate that dry mounting is a good thing and it will help them. But they don’t do it. Why? Well who knows?
Dont get me started on visualisation or imagery or whatever you care to call it. Or goal setting. Or fitness training. Little wonder they don’t get where they want to be.
If they even have any idea of where that is!