I noticed that I was changing how I use the sights when I shoot IDPA. We have a mix of close and distant targets. Iíd use a hard focus on the front sight for the first shot on each target. For the second and third shots on close targets, I was looking over the top of the slide as if I were shooting a shotgun. I didnít think anything of it. My focus remained on the sights, but I was using a looser sight alignment. I was taking my queues from the alignment of the top of the slide to the target as the gun recovered from recoil. This seemed to let me shoot faster. I shifted back to a hard focus on the front sight for distant shots.
In hind sight, it felt like I was switching between shooting a rifle and a shotgun based on the precision required. My background is small bore target pistol competition, so that is my standard for precise sight alignment.
Will this adaptation help me shoot faster in the long run, or is it a bad habit and I need to get a precision sight picture for every shot? It would be great to see the sights quickly after recoil, but I pick up the general alignment of the slide to the target first.
Is this point shooting, or is point shooting done with body kinematics alone?