You don’t have to be a law enforcement official, a licensed hunter or a competitive shooter to own a gun. In fact, many people buy a gun to take to the shooting range purely for enjoyment, while others practice regularly to have the upper hand in the event of a home invasion. Regardless of your reason for owning guns, we can all agree that there is always room to improve your shooting accuracy—and the best place to practice is at your local shooting range or nearby firearms training center.
Whether you own rifles, shotguns or handguns in Olathe, KS, the key to proper firearm handling and use is constant practice. The following list details a few ways to improve your shooting accuracy.
Practice your shooting stance
The way you stand has a lot to do with how you will shoot. The truth is, your shooting stance is the foundation of your shooting accuracy. You cannot hold yourself steady against a hard recoil without your feet solid to the ground and good balance—comfort also becomes an issue. There are three main types of shooting stances: Isosceles, Weaver and Modified Weaver.
Take it slow
No matter the type of gun you’re shooting, don’t be that showoff at the shooting range who empties their clip into a target (or somewhere around it) in a few seconds flat. This is a waste of ammunition and can be irritating to others at the range. You must keep in mind that, if you want speed, then you will likely have to sacrifice accuracy. You want to start slow by taking time in between each trigger pull, with the goal of grouping your shots together on the target. Once your grouping looks good, you can pick up the pace a little.
Do dry-fire practice
Basically, dry firing is practicing your trigger pull and shooting accuracy on an empty chamber or using dummy rounds. The gun does have to be cocked to allow the hammer or striker to drop. Dry-fire practicing is a proven effective way to improve shooting accuracy and can be done at home. Always triple check that there is no ammunition in the gun before you begin dry firing.
Create muscle memory
With consistent practice, you’ll develop muscle memory in your trigger finger, as well as your entire body. Muscle memory is a great biological tool that contributes to firearm safety. Through repetition, your movements will become automatic—including keeping your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire—and you’ll know where to aim with little effort. Working on firearms muscle memory is often a slow process. However, with a little awareness, concentration and patience, your good shooting habits will become natural.
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