Originally Posted by Greylocks
The reason for aiming at the center of the target (and remember that Wikipedia is only as good as who wrote the article) is simple; it's far easyer to acquire a target, and not miss, if you aim for the center of it.
Target acquisition is far faster, your chances of hitting something are greater.
Basic target shooting techniques that apply for IPSC and other applications.
PS, recoil happens long after the bullet has left the barrel.
I was asking why I constantly see instructions/pictures that show that you must aim BELOW the center of the target...