When accuracy counts with a rifle, using something to brace off of is critical.
Here are some lessons learned from a night shooting competition, applicable for home defense, conceal carriers, and competitors.
Michael Seeklander is a fantastic competitive shooter and firearms instructor who runs Shooting Performance. His YouTube channel focuses on training tips to make you a better shooter with a rifle and pistol. His tips are useful for anyone interested in becoming better with their firearm. Michael Seeklander’s playlist, Daily Shooting Tips! Short, Sweet, Effective!, is […]
Flinching can result in missed shots. Blinking can result in failure to spot shots. Here’s how to stop blinking and flinching while shooting.
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Don’t be just a benchrest shooter. Learn from the US Army how to shoot from practical shooting positions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is a very obvious statement to say that your rifle’s sights are above your rifle barrel, usually about an inch and a half or so, be it iron sights, red dot, or variable optic. However, it is still common to forget that when shooting over a barrier, like on a vehicle. This can result in bullets going through the barricade and not hitting the target.
If you’re active in the firearm’s focused social media scene, you’ve no doubt seen videos of people shooting crazy fast, be it a super fast draw from concealment, fast double tap, or a lightning fast reload. If you’re like me, you want to go to the range and train train train to get those same […]
Shooting offhand, kneeling, and prone are critical skills for anyone who wants to go shooting outside of a shooting range with a shooting bench.