posted on 02/04/2003 8:24:07 AM PST
Translation: Aim for a small spot on your target, like a uniform button. Even if you miss that tiny spot, you still hit the target.
Normally when shooting one picks a sub-target on their main target. I.E. you don't shoot at a man, you shoot at a button on his shirt. In engineering-speak, you want to make the error signal as small as possible.
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What he said!
posted on 02/04/2003 8:28:25 AM PST
posted on 02/04/2003 8:29:19 AM PST
Pick a small point on your target and aim for that. If you aim at a covey of quail, you will probably miss them all. If you aim at one bird in the covey, you have a much better chance of connecting.
Benjamin Taylor (the Gibson character)
That was Benjamin Martin...
posted on 02/04/2003 8:30:05 AM PST
(the statement on the other side of ths tagline is false)
Careful, deliberate marksmanship ensures that a missed shot will be closer to the point of aim than a hasty and erratic discharge.
'Aim Small, Miss Small' might mean the difference between a hit through the head, and a hit through the neck ... both of which bring the desired result.
'Aim Small, Miss Small' is the opposite of 'Spray And Pray'.
It means that if you take your time and aim accurately at a small area of the target, like the bullseye on a paper target ("aim Small"), then any inaccurate shot will obviously not hit the bullseye, but chances are it will still hit somewhere on the intended target ("miss small").
posted on 02/04/2003 8:31:02 AM PST
you want to make the error signal as small as possible.
Correction...you wish to make error as small as possible and the err. sig. as large as possible....
Many nitpickers lurking here.
In shooting, the focus is on the front sight. The rear sight and the target will be out of focus. When a person is shooting, there is a wobble zone that has to be dealt with. With practice and the development of muscle memory, good shooters can place the front sight on the target faster than novices and their wobble zone will be smaller. When a person is trying to shoot fast, sometimes the front sight anywhere on the target is acceptable but it has to be a trade off between speed and accuracy. Picking out a small area on a target will slow down a hurried aim.
posted on 02/05/2003 1:58:27 PM PST
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