This season we are adding monthly pistol competitions to the mix. Yes, I've been bitten by this bug as well.
Eric urged me to try pistol at the 2016 nationals and I HATED it. Swore that I would never touch a pistol again...Lies, all lies...
2017 had Eric asking me at every pistol match if I would shoot with him. Being the good friend and all I felt obligated at first....and then I started placing....and then I sort of looked forward to it -- except for the standing lanes of course.
Now, in 2018, I have gotten my own .22 PCP pistol. I have added pistol field target to our monthly match and am looking forward to shooting this as much as possible.
Just like my talk about standing/kneeling field target and how much I hated it initially, the same goes for pistol. At the Long Island grand-prix last year I remember looking at the standing lanes for pistol and thinking there is absolutely no way and essentially gave up every point on the standing lanes.
So I've been in the basement shooting standing pistol several times each day so I start to like it. I, personally, like the Bisley Scope Eye Cup as it offers better clarity and provides a consistent position for your eye. The additional benefit for pistol is that it offers a tiny bit more steadiness when standing as you hold the pistol with your hand and it also rests lightly where your eye meets the eye cup. Without the eye cup I found that standing was extremely hard. With the eye cup I find standing challenging, but shooting at the 3/8" target at 10 yards I have probably been hitting 50%.