What is more important to develop in cowboy fast draw technique, elevation or windage (left-right).
mentors would say that it is most important to be lined up on the
target in respect to left and right and then to adjust the elevation as
you see where the misses are. I think this is poor advice. Normally
you are told to just "aim higher" or "aim lower" to compensate. Aiming
is only relevant for "the point and shoot" shooter. You should not be
aiming. you should not be thinking about aiming. Any aiming or any
thinking about aiming slows you down.
Another method of
moving the elevation of the point of impact is to adjust your balance,
forward or backward, as needed. Again change during the shot will slow
you down, any thinking about change will slow you down. But you can
change your balance before the set command. Once you have change your
balance, forget about it. Draw your normal draw.
method is to use body movement. Some shooter visibly and sometime
violently move to adjust the point of impact. Any additional motion can
not be good for accuracy.
Some say you can fire on the
up swing of the gun. Accuracy then becomes a function of timing. It may
be quick but seems to be tough to do accurately to me.
suggest a much better way is to develop your draw so that you
consistently shoot 50" inches above the ground from a stable shooting
position. When practicing or developing your draw right or left makes no
difference. Every shot should hit 50" above the ground. A taller
shooter will have an advantage, since all shooter will shoot slightly
upward, but the tall shooter will have less of upward trajectory. The
perfect shot string will be one which all bullets hit in a horizontal
line. That would mean the shooter is consistently drawing and shooting
in the same position as it relates to elevation.
this is so important is that once your draw has been finalized, you can
adjust your point of impact right or left BEFORE the set command without
aiming and without any change to your draw. If hitting right turn your
stance slightly to left. Once you have adjusted your stance forget it.
Do not aim, do not think about aiming, do not think about hitting. You
simply draw your normal draw that will send the bullet 50" above the
ground. You change nothing. If by chance, you now hit left, a slight
adjustment back the other way should split the difference.