Posted by Patrick (220.127.116.11) on October 23, 2006 at 16:24:15:
In Reply to: follow through with large bore handgun posted by yana on October 23, 2006 at 14:42:43:
No, keeping track of sights that are recoiling would be very, very difficult (impossible?) to do.
As for where to look, you shouldn't be looking at the target. Why? You never look at the target when sighting, so why switch downrange when the shot breaks? Also, the gun probably will be recoiling upwards, placing your hand and pistol between your eyes and the target.
Look your vision on the front sight. As the shot breaks and the pistol recoils, try to keep your eyes set at the same focal length. The pistol will hit the apex of the recoil then settle downwards.
If you are still staring at the space where the sights were before recoil, as the gun settles, you will pick up the sights easier and quicker.
From there you align and deliver another shot if you are delivering sustained fire. Otherwise, hold your position and continue your followthrough.
Followthrough is maintaining stance and focal length during and after recoil.
Hope that helps.
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