National Carry Academy Training Tips: How To Prevent Flinching When Shooting

September 22, 2015

National Carry Academy Training Tips: How To Prevent Flinching When Shooting

Each week we at we bring our users and the general public additional training videos to improve safety, your training and shooting ability. This week instructor Nick Dahlberg discusses the importance of knowing your body’s reaction and how to prevent flinching when shooting

Video Transcription

Hey Guys, Nick from NCA here coming to you with another video tip. In today’s video we’re gonna talk really briefly about what we consider a flinch to be. So, we’ve all heard that term before but we know that it is something that’s really difficult to work through and get over when we’re learning how to shoot and the way that we define a flinch is essentially somebody anticipating to and reacting to the gun going off. And all that’s happening either as they’re pressing the trigger or maybe even before they press the trigger they’re actually going to try to meet or push back against the force that they know is going to come in to their body. Which is a very normal human reaction which is why it’s so difficult to get over. And, so there’s a lot of things out there that might look like they’re a flinch but not necessarily becoming from that reason of you trying to counter a force that’s coming back in to your body. We talked about things like trigger control issues in the past where we need to be able to only move our finger and sometimes when people don’t just move their finger but they actually move their entire hand that in turn a course can move a gun and sometimes can look like it’s something like a flinch but it’s actually a completely different than somebody trying to go encounter the force that’s coming back into their body and anticipating that. So, when we talk about the flinch, we just need to make sure that we’re very careful about what a flinch is and how specifically to address a flinch and not really trying to be address what we think is a flinch but in reality might be a completely different issue.

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