KUBANG PASU: Cpl Zainuddin Ahmad has served the police force for almost 25 years.
An experienced policeman, the 46-year-old has a clear eye and mind to enable him hit targets bulls' eye.
And his secret to hitting it right on the mark?
"It's peace of mind before I pull the trigger," he said.
Zainuddin, based at the Kubang Pasu district police headquarters, said he applies the same rule in his job.
"When the situation warrants it, a policeman with a clear mind would be able to point at the right target and shoot at the right time.
"I also learn the many aspects of the safe use of weapons. It is important to feel safe in order to have people who depend on you feel safe too," he said.
Zainuddin emerged as the top shooter at the Kedah Chief of Police Shooting championship 2012, recently.
He competed in the 20m centre-fire pistol one-hand category and was the highest scorer with 89 points. "I do some exercises, especially fist pumps and sit-ups a lot.
"There is no shortcut to being a good shooter," he said.
Zainuddin's success also helped his team to beat 17 others to become the overall winner with 1,158 points.
The Kedah police contingent's Logistics Division won second place.
Some 400 policemen from several districts and units of the Kedah police took part at the annual event held at the Kubang Pasu shooting range.
Present were Kedah police chief Datuk Ahmad Ibrahim and his deputy, Datuk Abdul Ghafar Rejab. By Fariza Uzmat