Good point! At least half the time I'm looking base board so that's why I'm missing the nails.I teach guys to hit strip i tell them to get back from the wall. Get a comfortable reach. And never over reach or crowd yourself against the wall.
Keep your eye on the nail . You look at the base youll hit the base. Look at the nail youll hit the nail. Just like baseball. Keep your eye on the ball when batting. You also take a few test hits. Somtimes it is a one hard hit. Other times you tap it to crack the shell then smack it home or nail it in like lumber. You get a ear and feel for it with experience. Sometimes you just have to shoot that sht with a ramset. Just put some card board against the wall. Gunpowder burns paint. dont ask lol.