No, not the firearm, the man pulling the trigger. Went to the range last night to shoot and realized it has been months since I shot anything other than that 22/45 I pieced back together. It took at least a magazine to get back into the groove and though no shots were wild and crazy, the grouping was not as tight as it should have been to keep me happy and those initial shots were low left. What does that prove? You need to continue to visit the range on a regular basis to keep your skills honed.
Now on the bright side when I was first practicing at 15 yards to qualify as an instructor the goal was to shoot 4 paper plates with 5 shots with a 6″ group to score 80%. Last night I ran the target out that far and ran 10 shots though the Glock 19 and scored 100% at that distance using that criteria. So while I was a bit rusty, with a little spit polish it didn’t take very long to get back into the swing of things and the impact back where I wanted.
If you haven’t been to the range in a while, get a trip on the calendar soon.