Shooting off of a benchrest is great for sighting in your rifle or teaching new shooters. But out in the field, be it hunting, shooting competition, or even combat – there isn’t a nice firing line with a comfortable and stable shooting bench. These type of shooting conditions is often called shooting from an “improvised position” and it is a very important skill for practical rifle shooting.
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.
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.
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.
There’s a decent amount of misinformation running around on the proper pistol grip. It is primarily leftover technique from decades past. In fact, the correct pistol technique used to be holding it one handed. These days we know better.