Smallbore rifle shooting was a frequent part of the international and Olympic shooting competitions prior to World War II, and was included in the 1924 Paris Olympics.
I have found that many shooters think entirely too much. This is not rocket science, because if it were, I would not be a shooter. Hence, I am not smart enough to shoot badly. When Erich Bujung was the Olympic Pistol Team coach, he always said, “No stinking thinking. The mind is a terrible thing to waste and in Bullseye on the firing line, the mind is just a terrible thing.”
Sustained fire in precision pistol shooting has to be one of the toughest things to master. Most shooters have heard the saying, “Win a match on the long line and lose in the short line.” This is very true, and fixing a bad sustained fire string comes into play with this phrase.