I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am.
Taking the time to look at my file and provide such a detailed and helpful response is truly selfless. Thank you so so much!
This solved my problems AND increased performance!
I thought I had to create and destroy the aimer...not sure why...
Also regarding the origin point, I think you're right. I will have to update all my animations but it will be worth it in the long run.
Again, I cannot thank you enough. Your generosity is remarkable.
Hope you're having a wonderful day!