After a long hiatus for life, we’re back with another Tuesday Tips. I’m going to discuss a very simple yet effective way to help make your 2d, cardboard target a little more realistic. It will also help you get a better idea of your natural aim point when there is no ‘scoring ring’ to aim at.
I took a regular IPSC/USPSA target and put a t-shirt over it. This helps make the target look a little more like something you may have to shoot at should the time arise. I just used an extra t-shirt that I had laying around. I prefer to use black t-shirts because they simulate the most extreme scenario. The black hides any hits you’ve made while also making you work for your sights as it creates very little contrast. (Especially if you are running black on black irons.)
Doing this allows you to see where you might aim in a self-defense scenario. I’ve never really had an issue even with low contrast targets but as you can see, I tended to be inline, just a smidge low. Still effective hits but nice to know I should aim a little higher than I think. Go try it out and you might be surprised what you find out.