Proper Rifle Trigger Control for Speed and Accuracy

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.

Yesterday we talked about proper trigger control with a handgun. While there are many carryovers in trigger control from pistol to rifle, there are also a number of differences between rifles and pistols. If you haven’t watched the handgun trigger control video, now’s a good time to do so. It’s also a good idea to make sure you’re using a proper rifle grip.

Rifle Trigger Control for Speed and Accuracy

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.

As you can see, there are many techniques that carry over between rifle and pistol, but there are still some to warrant training differently for the different types of firearms. Rifles have the additional caveat of different technique for different types of shooting, fast close quarters shooting, or slow distance precision shots.

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