Or so said Ralph Waldo Emerson. However, there is such a thing as a non-foolish consistency, as Claude Werner explains.
Lack of consistency is one of the big problems that many shooters encounter. Now and again, they can pull off a great shot, usually due to random chance, but most of the time they’re all over the place, literally. Building consistency is the purpose of having standards and doing repetitive drills. Standards and repetitive drills are the way all shooters get better. Without them, the chances of becoming a better shooter are negligible.
Almost anyone can pull off a good shot from time to time. Great shooters can do it regularly, and outstanding shooters can do it on-demand. For me, shooting the Dot Torture Drill over and over and over again (with varying degrees of success) has been a big part of improving my pistol skills.
Everyone thinks they’re good shot, and they just might be, on occasion. Those occasions get more frequent, however, as you become a better shooter.
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