After scaling a wall, and ignoring a fair few “Authorised personnel” signs, I stumble upon another group of students on the firing range. After carefully making sure I’m standing on the right side of the range (safety is paramount) I hunker down to observe. Here the students are practising their aim using live rounds under the supervision of one of the LRC's top firearm coaches. They are sitting down with their rifles across the range from some targets. They’ve been taught the marksmanship principles, and they’re ready to see what they can achieve.
They’ve each got ten rounds. They fire them off at their own speed. Once, everyone has fired all ten rounds they walk across the range to collect their targets. Comparing their accuracy with their fellow students. They sit back down with their rifles, reset, and get ready to go again. This time though there’s a twist. Literally, the targets are turning targets, they face the students head-on for 3 seconds and then turn to the side, so unless you have some sort of Wanted-style, reality-bending, bullet-curving skills, they become impossible to hit. Which gives the students just 3 seconds to take their shot.
They all take their 10 rounds. The trick here, it becomes evident to see, is to slow down and to not panic when your target turns towards them. They’ve got 3 seconds, and they need to use them. Once they’re done, they collect their targets again and after comparing their aim with each other, they run back to the main hall to show off their results to Andreas.