- There is a chance that I may be perceived as an crusty curmudgeon and Old Fart but ..
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS INSTINCTIVE SHOOTING.
THERE IS NO ..
(nor "muscle memory"!)
Now I understand that 'brain washing' or conditioning is achieved by repetition. - It seems that if I were to type that above line more than ten times here - and you were to read it ten times - sub-conscious minds would start to accept it - even though you might argue that it ain't so. ( -This is also how advertising & religion can work).
I'm not going to do that - so will try to clarify reasonably: There is no instinct in a sentient human to use any tool - particularly a complex heat engine such as a firearm that requires precise guidance under stressful conditions.. It is a learned behavior.
Instinct is a fixed pattern of animal behavior in response to a stimulus - such as spitting-out a nasty taste..
- However - if you were to TRAIN and repeatedly PRACTICE any set of complicated movements using a tool in a careful, precise manner - you would incrementally** establish a competence and fluidity of movement and improved results.
** It is interesting here that part of the word "incrementally" is mental - pointing to your brain.
Anyone seeing a need to excel at 'Hip Shooting', 'Point Shooting', 'Snap Shooting', 'Unsighted Shooting', "Instinct Shooting" - and perhaps even 'rapid sighted target acquisition' - will need to train repeatedly (having hopefully started with good eyesight - excellent hand-eye co-ordination and a persistent nature).
- This all hinges on the brain developing Neural Pathways that are re-enforced by Myelin. - We develop skills by conditioning our brains.
"Do not look at the gun or think about what you are doing."
- This 'fiction writer' also suggests the .45 ACP 1911 for killing Alaskan Grizzly Bears
.. Good Luck with that ..