Originally Posted by AL45
What are some ideas on eliminating the "anticipation" of recoil and start shrinking my groups?
The last part of your sentence suggests your mind is on the target (the goal), rather than the process of executing the shot, so get rid of the target altogether: Shooting into the berm or the backstop frees up your mind from trying
to shoot a good group to simply watching the front sight while smoothly breaking the shot. Once you can do the latter, put the target back and remind yourself that the target, recoil and muzzle blast aren't what's important, and that the target will take care of itself so long as you keep your focus on good execution.