Exercise: Setting proper wrist cam

Exercise: Setting Wrist Cam for minimal rise, straight up and down travel

Summary:  Adjust the wrist cam, both individually and as a pair, to secure minimal muzzle rise with front sight moving straight up and down.
 
Rounds: 50 to 100 rounds

As with all of our targets, their use is only limited by your imagination.  Identify what skill you want to sharpen, then select one of the TPC targets.  All it takes is a clear vision of what skill you want to sharpen, some creativity, ammo, and quality time to focus.  
 
This next drill is for students that have taken one of our Handgun Mastery Courses and understand what we mean by increasing bio-mechanical efficiency.  In this case, camming of the wrists.  
 
The perfect target to measure camming efficiency is the TPC Sight Tracker at 5 yards 
TPC_Sight_Tracker_Target_key
Camming of Wrists
Remember that camming is a force that has a direction and a magnitude.  Direction is straight to the target, and magnitude for each wrists is determined by the shooter.   The magnitude on the left wrists may be different than the right wrist.  
 
 
Drill 1:  
 
Aim for the dot at the bottom of the target.  Fire a shot and track the front sight for both how high it rises (what color does it rise to) and in which direction of the center line (left, right, straight up/down).  The goal is to have the front sight rise no higher than the green and to travel straight up/down.  The caliber of the gun and your body strength may limit you to having the front sight rise into the yellow band.  
 
If the front sight rises to the yellow or red band, keep increasing the magnitude of the cam until you have minimal front sight lift (green or low yellow).
 
If the front sight has minimal muzzle rise, but rises to the left, then increase them cam magnitude of the left wrist.  
 
If the front sight has minimal muzzle rise, but rises to the right, then increase them cam magnitude of the right wrist.  
 
Drill 2:
With the proper cam magnitude in each wrists as determined from
Exercise 1, fire a round every 2-3 seconds, feeling the cam and watching front sight behavior.  Repeat for 30 rounds.
 
Drill 3:
With the proper cam magnitude in each wrists as determined from Exercise 1, fire two shots and watch both front sight lifts.  Are they consistent:  minimal muzzle rise and straight up/down.  Goal here is to maintain a consistent cam through firing multiple shots.
 
Notes:

Do this at the pace of thinking and doing it right. 

Each drill should be done with a focus on the process….. ”Think, Don’t Plink”. 
 
 
Journal Time:
 
Write down what you did and also what worked. 
Write down what you’d like to try that you think will help an issue you hit.
Write down any tools you may like to add
Write down questions for a shooter better than you are, or for an instructor/coach
 
Have fun! You are on the range getting better!