Shooting hardcover targets

When shooting hardcover targets, I’ve tended to aim at the middle of the available target. This can result in quite a few C hits. The following images illustrate a progression in changing my point of aim to get more points, with my new load which is a bit more accurate than the one I was using previously. The change in point of aim needs to be well tested, so you know you can keep your hits in the scoring zone.

Wednesday: My correct point of aim, when shooting oblique hardcover targets, at medium distance (around 11m), is a little bit closer to the hardcover:


Saturday I did the same drill. Much improved:


A week later, I did the drill again:




I've been shooting pistols since 2002, and shooting IPSC since 2004. I'm a NROI Chief Range Officer and instructor. See full bio.