Tips to Keep Your Shooting Skills Sharp
Posted on April 17 2021
It’s easy to think that good shooting is as simple as pointing a gun and pulling the trigger. We see it in the movies all the time (along with magazines that never seem to run out of ammo).
Consistent and accurate shooting in the real world, however, especially in high-adrenaline situations, takes practice.
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Tips to Keep Your Shooting Skills Sharp
Practice, Practice, Practice
If your firearm of choice (handgun, rifle, or shotgun) has dust on it, it’s probably time to hit the practice range. Shooting consistently and accurately is NOT like riding a bicycle. No matter how good a shot we may have been in the past, our skills will begin to deteriorate (and we will certainly not improve) without shooting on a regular basis. We here at Dene Adams understand as well as anyone what means to lead busy and active lives, but if we want to keep our shooting skills sharp, we know we have to shoot. This means making practice a priority. Obviously, the more you shoot, the better you will be. We believe in shooting as often as possible, but we recommend once or twice a month as a minimum.
We all know how much fun shooting can be. Whether we are running the competition circuit with logos on our jersey or just plinking casually with friends on the weekend, there are few activities that are as enjoyable as shooting. We believe it is important to have fun, but we also know that every outing is an opportunity to improve our skills. Next time you head to the range, pick one or two fundamentals to focus on (draw, grip, sight picture, breathing, trigger pull, etc.). You will quickly discover it is possible to have fun and become a better shooter at the same time. Simply put, make every shot count (especially if you don’t get to the range as often as you would like). We think this is a great habit to get into, especially considering price of ammo these days!
It's Not a Race
Remember that live fire is your best opportunity to become a better shooter. Dry fire practice is incredibly important, but at the end of the day, nothing helps as much as the real thing. Shooting slowly and intentionally (especially on the front end of our time at the range) helps develop muscle memory (quickly and correctly). Slowing down can also help us identify areas of our shooting that need some extra attention. Dumping an entire magazine in a few seconds can be a great way to blow off steam, but it won’t make you a better shooter. Slow down, take your time, and learn what you can from each and every shot.
Focus on Trigger Control
Poor trigger control is one of the biggest culprits behind inconsistent and inaccurate shooting. Trigger drills can quickly help you become a better shooter. There are many trigger drills to choose from. One exercise we like at Dene Adams is a simple SLOW PULL (and when we say slow, we mean super slow). This allows you to focus on your breathing and practice a controlled pull at the same time. Another great drill is to line up a few different handguns and take a single shot from each. Work through your progression of pistols a few times and pay special attention to the unique characteristics of each. This will help you become more aware of your trigger pull and help you get to know each of your firearms better.
When we can’t make it to the range, dry fire is an excellent idea (any serious shooter will tell you the same thing). As always, be careful and remember to practice the basics of firearm safety.
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