The first step towards being able to move and shoot is being able to move, then shoot. Moving then shooting is an incredibly practical skill for self defense and competitive shooting, and it can be easily practiced at home during dry fire or at a shooting bay.
Becoming the best of the best, or even becoming very good at shooting requires deliberate practice and focusing on weak areas.
Does this mean we shouldn’t ever take a shooting class? Or course not. If anything, this means we should seek out more instruction from more instructors. It is important for shooters to diversity their education and learn from as many instructors as possible.
If you are serious about using firearms, be it self defense, hunting, duty, or competition – it is paramount that you keep on training. A one hour training session once a week, or fifteen minutes a day, can make a huge difference.
Don’t be just a benchrest shooter. Learn from the US Army how to shoot from practical shooting positions.
Shooting sports are not completely danger free. It is important for shooters to be able to recognize and diagnose malfunctions, especially squib loads. Failure to recognize a squib load can have explosive consequences.
Getting winded really impacts shooting performance. If you practice to use a firearm for home defense, self defense, or on duty – it is very important to work in training for shooting under stress. Thankfully, it is easy to do.
Balancing speed and accuracy requires excellent recoil control. This grip is an excellent way to control recoil to maximize speed.
Going to the range to simply burn ammo is fun, but that does improve your technique as much as deliberate training.
The thing about the real world is there are no shooting benches. There are no chairs setup at the perfect height. In the real world, be it a shooting competition, military, police, hunting, or self defense – you usually have to shoot from improvised positions. Knowing how to best use your cover/support is a very good way to quickly get accurate shots on target.
Want the short reason? Resting your barrel on an object, like cover or a support, makes your shots miss. Good enough reason? Good. Want to know more? The video explains it well.
Proper shooting technique involves many different factors that all build on each other. Having good trigger control doesn’t make a difference if you have an improper grip. This is why it’s important in our training to focus on each link in the chain individually to ensure there are no weak links when all of these different skills are put together.
While there are many factors in ensuring your pistol is accurately pointing at the target and stays on target, trigger control is arguably the most difficult single element of shooting accurately. So naturally, proper trigger control is one of the best things you can train to improve your shooting skills.
Jerry Miculek is a living legend. He holds a number of world records and countless shooting titles. In other words, he really knows what he’s talking about. In this video he goes over how to safely, and quickly draw a handgun from a holster.
Being able to quickly and efficiently reload a pistol is a handy still to have, even though it is rarely used in self defense situations.
Know what a hangfire is and abide by the rules of gun safety.
Firearm safety is the most important firearm skill to possess.
Shooting on the move is a very important skill for conceal carriers and competition shooters. It’s more difficult than video games make it seem.
Starting from the very beginning with proper technique is important. If you start building muscle memory using the wrong form, it can be difficult to correct and plague your accuracy for a long time to come.
Shooting simulators are excellent tools for beginners to learn how to safely handle and use firearms, and are also just as good for advanced shooters to hone their technique. If you’re a conceal carrier, these shooting simulators are an excellent way to hone your self defense skills.
A collection of articles and videos helping shooters improve their technique for self defense, hunting, shooting competitions, and plinking.