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Old July 5, 2018, 11:57 AM   #101
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I could argue you've been repeating yourself as well. I responded this time because in the context of your metaphor I think the argument for focused exercise still works. My use of ad nauseum wasn't meant as an insult, more as a recognition that this argument isn't going anywhere. Let's call the whole thing off.

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Old July 5, 2018, 04:17 PM   #102
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Well we'll use the gym analogy one more time. What you are seeking is to balance your muscle groups. Often you see young guys working the hell out of their biceps because they like the looks of the "big guns". When your tricep is actually two thirds of your arm.
If you have such a muscular imbalance not only does it mean although you have a big ball on the top your arm. Your arm is weak. No matter how much you like to look at that big ball on the top of your arm. Your arm is basically weak. And the imbalance in muscle strength will lead to eventual injury. Because one part of your arm is stronger than another.
So when you go to actually utilize your arm the big bicep won't help your lack of well developed triceps. Having realized your weak in this area yes you do in fact target the triceps to increase the whole arms strength. And make the arm truly strong.
Not just in pulling movements that the biceps are utilized for. But for pushing movements also. Which are for the triceps. But of course you need to realize the imbalance is there to fix it.
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Old July 18, 2018, 08:51 AM   #103
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Glad to see the old Point VS Aimed fire debate is alive and well.
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Old July 18, 2018, 09:30 AM   #104
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using your sights in a gunfight is not always necessary or even desirable for effectively placing rounds.” In a panic situation, where an officer is caught in a threat by surprise and perhaps overwhelmed by emotion, he or she may not be able to respond with sufficient control to attain a sight picture in the fraction of time available
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Old Yesterday, 09:47 PM   #105
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I don't make it to these forum often enough and have missed most of this thread.

I know a couple of guys over the net that display remarkable ability point shooting at close ranges. IMO there is a crossover point where aimed sight supersedes point shooting. At, as I've heard it called, bad breath distances it's hard to disagree with point shooting but at the 7 yards distance often quoted in shooting data I want to be using sights. I've shot tens of thousands rounds sighted shooting gun games and feel more comfortable seeing my sights aligned and on target. YMMV.
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Old Today, 12:56 AM   #106
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Self defense guns art naught be aimed, but pointed, to the target.
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Old Today, 04:35 AM   #107
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There is self defense and other self defense. I can concur that most folks think of self defense in terms of facing a large target right in front of them, but there are other facets as well. I very frequently hunt in dense woods and walk trails and pathways made by vehicles in the sand....in the dark. I have a couple pistols set up for this purpose with good night sights and lights under them. Things like snakes, feral hogs and other critters in the night are not a point and shoot situation necessarily.
I think if a person were to be faced with an assailant in the dark, maybe partially hidden behind something, I would like to be able to use my sights as they could make all the difference.
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