Introducing Short Round's Rants: The Eyes Have It
I had the idea to start a podcast, but quite frankly, it's hard to peel time away at the desk to come up with topics, record, edit, blah excuse, after blah excuse. BUT, I do go to the range fairly often, which is about 15 minutes away. Pretty much the perfect amount of time for me to cover a "segment" or topic, without getting too awful long-winded talking to myself.
So, What Are You Ranting About?
Basically anything. It's a straight raw stream of words coming out, so it could be about a current topic or event in the industry, it could be technique, maybe gear, or just blabbering on about an idea or concept I'm kicking around. I try and record on the way to and from the range, so there should a pretty solid library very quickly.
What About This Rant?
The first episode I'm talking about some visual stuff while shooting iron-sighted pistols. One of the more often regurgitated pieces of information is that you MUST shoot with both eyes open to have the maximum amount of speed and accuracy in a "practical" shooting exercise, be it competition or self-defense. To be quite honest, I don't really think it makes that big of a difference either way. Some are able to shoot with both eyes open without a problem, others (like me) have a hard time quickly determining which image I want to use to aim, and it slows my shot process down considerably. Evidence it doesn't matter? Well, the guy who has won the Iron Sight title at the World Speed Shooting Championship by a considerable margin for several years running shoots with one eye closed... Take a listen below! You can also find Short Round's Rants on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more!