Learn how to stop flinching from Chris Sajnog.

Stop Flinching When Shooting a Pistol – 30 Day Dry Fire Challenge

Hey guys, what’s going on, Chris Sajnog here, founder of The New Rules of Marksmanship training system. And in this post, I’m going to teach you how to stop flinching when shooting a pistol. Now let’s go ahead and get started. 

Many people will tell you that flinching is just a natural response to the gun going off or the sound of it going off. They say there’s nothing you can do about it. While they’re partially true, in that it is a natural response. What’s happening is that these people started off not training properly. 

Natural Responses

When most people shoot for the first time, they have a natural response to that explosion going off because they’ve never experienced it before. So the gun goes off, and they have this flinch.

From that moment forward, they’ve got this flinch ingrained in their brain, and they really spend the rest of their lives trying to get rid of that flinch. If you’re one of these people that thinks, a flinch is just a natural response. Well, why don’t great shooters flinch, like I don’t flinch?

Chris Sajnog explains that flinching is a normal reaction.

When really anybody who’s a good shooter shoots a pistol, they don’t flinch when they shoot. That’s because they’ve trained properly and you can do it too. So don’t use that non-fact that it’s an automatic response. You can’t get rid of it as an excuse for not training properly.

30-Day Dry Fire

So how can we cure that? Well, to tell you the truth, it’s really easy. I want to give you a challenge, and that is the 30-day dry fire challenge to help you stop flinching when shooting. 30 days of dry fire means you are not going to shoot a firearm for 30 days

I know that can be tough, especially if you got a range in your backyard. But it’s really the only way to do it. A lot of people will try the dry fire and are like “Hey, Chris, I tried dry fire one time and it didn’t work, I’m not cured.” You need time to build the proper muscle memory for it to work. 

So I found it’s about 30 days. It’s going to be longer for some people and shorter for others, but give 30 days a try. That’s going to make you what I call an MVP shooter. This means you’re going to use meditation, visualization, and positive thinking

What Is Dry Fire?

When I talk about dry fire, I mean anything that’s going to make you a better shooter.

So it can be

It’s also going to be any type of manipulation that you can do with a firearm. 

I call it sometimes dry weapons manipulation or dry weapons training. It’s anything that makes you a better shooter. Pulling the trigger is just one part of shooting a firearm effectively, and you need to practice everything if you want to be good

Tell your body what to do and tell your body that you are a great shooter. Practice 30 days of dry fire and I know you will get the results you want. 

So that’s it for now. I hope that you learn how to stop flinching when shooting a pistol. Until next time, keep paving your path to perfection

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