New shooters tend to ask me, “How badly is that gun going to kick?” Brand new female shooters in particular psyche themselves up for a gun to hurt them. Even more experienced shooters aren’t immune to flinching. However, flinching or anticipating the recoil affects accuracy. I have five simple tricks to help freeze the flinch and get you right on target in no time.
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There are a couple of often-used axioms when it comes to speeding up our draw stroke and shooting: “Slow is smooth, smooth is fast” and “reduce motion to increase speed,” also known as “Conservation of Motion.” Both concepts are valid. It certainly makes sense that the fewer number of movements that you make and the less distance that you cover, the faster your action will be, but many things are easier said then done.
Trainer Mike Seeklander provides three set-ups to drill movement, combatives, and proper weapon-deployment timing in your own training. Click to see how…
You name the sport and it’ll have some form of dry firing. Why? Because dry fire practice works. The beauty of dry fire practice with a rifle or handgun is that it’s free, quiet, painless, and safe. And it will make you a much, much, much better shot—because you have time to think.
You have learned to shoot a handgun well, but that does not mean you can rest on your laurels. Now you must maintain these skills. That is the hard part and requires discipline. Through diligent practice, drills, and perhaps some advanced training, you may also increase these skills. In this article, Bob Campbell has penned a few thoughts and observations learned from a career of handling a firearm as a LEO and a trainer to help you in your quest to master the handgun.
It all started when a box arrived in the mail. When I opened it, the family was all nearby. I took out the target and set it up. I set up the laser and installed it in the blue gun without much fanfare or attention. Then..
Where would you be without goals? Every successful competition shooter sets goals while training and practicing, as well as any athlete. To be a better shooter, you must set yourself a specific goal and figure out the ways to reach it. Psychologists say that even the act of attempting to achieve a goal makes us happier people—not to mention a better shot! If you feel like you have stagnated, gotten bored and that shooting isn’t fun anymore, why not set a new goal for your shooting? In this article, I will guide you through the steps to setting a goal.
Your shooting skills can weaken by 20 percent in just one week without practice. If you don’t already practice at home with an unloaded gun, now is the time to start.
Looking outside my office window in a Seattle suburb, it’s definitely fall. How can I tell? It’s raining and 55…Read More >