I was waiting for your input, then I saw your post about being off island. I welcome your $0.02 always.
Yeah that cold drill was all jacked up. Normally it isn't that bad. But I guess shooting low is better than shooting too much left or right. As in knowing what's behind the target and shooting wide is worst. At least low would be appendix/torso/balls area still.
It was weird, because my gear set up hasn't changed and prior skill builders, I grab from the mag will with no issues. But this time the sling was getting hung up on the mag. So I had do adapt and work thru the problem and switched to the optic post. Maybe I got fatter during the lockdown.
Yeah, I was out of town last week for work. First time traveling since COVID. It was pretty interesting. The airport and flight both ways were packed. Seemed like business as usual, but with masks. It did seem like some people have lost some social skills/graces, but not too bad.
Assume you were shooting a striker fired gun. Not a DA/SA. Suggest trying some ball and dummy drills next time to the "regular" pistol range. Something I work on regularly, even when I've been shooting a lot. Actually, sometimes even more so if I've been shooting a lot. Shooting matches are picking up again. Shooting those may help you see stuff like cold starts and stuff.
On the rifle to handgun transitions, was it standing? When you transition, do you notice if you rotate the gun one way or the other? I tend to rotate my left had clockwise and sort of a "sweep to the side" motion. I mean the gun will be where it will be when you transition back. But something that I did notice my habit, and others doing differently. Not saying one is better than the other, but just something that I noticed. I also wear my sling like a pendant when shooting, as opposed to fully "in" the sling. Something I have been meaning to try differently, but just haven't gotten around to trying.
Sheesh, have you been eating that much during lockdown? I have a few buddies that had some pretty big swings. They were in great shape prior to COVID and had to go down belt sizes. But now after COVID, they are back to their old belt and had to loosen it a bit.