The announcement said “Learn to Shoot Pistols!” With a Combat Focus Shooting clinic on my schedule for June, I thought this local basic handgun training class would be a good way to avoid showing up at the clinic completely unprepared.
There are no special targets that will make us better shooters. To be better shooters we need to use targets for shooting a lot and regularly. Here are some good targets for long-range shooting.
A half hour of basic instruction in the fundamentals of shooting a pistol can get you up and running with good technique. Don’t spend years developing bad habits or think you can learn to shoot a handgun by watching others (and certainly not from what you see on television or in movies!).
Whether you’re interested in hunting, competition, concealed carry or self defense, you can find a handgun that fits. When deciding between a revolver and an autoloader, the size and strength of your hands is an important consideration.
Physical gifts aside, practice makes you a marksman - assuming, of course, you can think straight, according to popular Gun Digest author Wayne van Zwoll.
This fundamental of shooting is always important; it is the foundation for your shooting platform. For combat-type shooting, the stance should be solid, yet potently ready for movement. This stance looks like a fist-fighter’s stance.
Effective shooting with your concealed carry firearm begins with fundamentals; like finding your dominant eye. To find out which eye is dominant, take this simple foolproof test.
One of the key elements of being effective with your concealed carry handgun is building the muscle memory you need to automatically function in a high-stress environment. The other elements include proper mindset and situational awareness, but we will talk about those later. Right now it’s all about practice. Those with a cynical view...
We fight like we train. There is nothing more true. When was the last time you conducted dry-fire practice? If you did so, did you draw from the holst