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My Favorite Shooting Technique Will Teach You How to Shoot Your Handgun More Accurately
AC ^ | Dec. 14, 2011 | Dan S. Defense

Posted on 03/02/2011 8:27:17 AM PST by fightinJAG

The author was an IDF officer in a combat unit.

In this article I'll teach you a simple technique that will allow you to shoot your handgun accurately. We'll start with the steps you need to take, I'll explain what happens when you fire a handgun and how it affects you, and then I'll give you a few simple tips to reinforce your new shooting technique. If you follow my steps and tips, and invest a few hours working on this technique at home, you'll be able to shoot your handgun much more accurately. In fact, if you practice for as little as a week, you'll even surprise yourself with much improved accuracy!

The technique comprises of four simple steps: You get into a proper stance, you grip your handgun efficiently, while acquiring a decent sight picture, and then applying your full attention on trigger control. Combine these simple steps with discipline to practice, and basic understanding of what happens when you fire a handgun, and you'll be shooting like a pro in no time.

Let's look at what happens when you fire a handgun. It's important to understand because the forces you unleash affect your ability to shoot well. When you pull the trigger and fire your handgun, you initiate a small, controlled explosion. That in turn generates pressure which propels your bullet, through your handguns' barrel toward the target. The explosion and subsequent travel of the bullet through the barrels' rifling, generates noise, recoil and a twisting motion. Our technique takes this into account, and teaches you how to manage this process with professional ease.

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1 posted on 03/02/2011 8:27:18 AM PST by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG

Great article! Thanks for posting!


2 posted on 03/02/2011 8:28:38 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: fightinJAG

save for later


3 posted on 03/02/2011 8:30:03 AM PST by T Minus Four ("If Mormonism were a cult, I would know it and I would not be in it")
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Ping


4 posted on 03/02/2011 8:33:21 AM PST by ponygirl
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Bump for later...


5 posted on 03/02/2011 8:34:39 AM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: fightinJAG

NRA Gun Safety Rules will keep you safer :

Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction

Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot

Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use

NRA T/C CRSO

6 posted on 03/02/2011 8:34:43 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

I just discovered this author. He has a treasure trove of great articles on all kinds of guns, weapons, techniques, etc. You can see his catalogue by going to the article, then clicking on his name or pic.


7 posted on 03/02/2011 8:38:42 AM PST by fightinJAG (TAXPAYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

The four golden rules to firearm safety:

1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target.
4. Identify your target, and what is behind it. Never shoot at shadows and/or noises.
Learn them. Live them.

8 posted on 03/02/2011 8:39:02 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: fightinJAG

Thanks, saving.


9 posted on 03/02/2011 8:39:44 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (Throw away your papers, blow up your TV...and set yourself free.)
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To: fightinJAG

O boy! With warm weather, snake season is about to begin!
My little hammerless .38 is perfect for practising these techniques! Because my hands are small, and control is everything, I’ve had to figure some of these steps out myself. Great fun!!
This grandma has learned to take the head off a snake on the first shot! Love it!!!


10 posted on 03/02/2011 8:39:50 AM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

Great step by step instructions! I’m going to save them for review.


11 posted on 03/02/2011 8:41:55 AM PST by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: ArrogantBustard
I would never allow a cooper jackwad on my range.

12 posted on 03/02/2011 8:42:10 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: WestwardHo

You go grandma!!!


13 posted on 03/02/2011 8:43:08 AM PST by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: fightinJAG
Good article ... pretty much what I was taught 20 years ago. It worked then, it works now ... because it just works.

From the article:

Tip: don't be afraid of the recoil--understand and manage it.

Part of managing recoil is making sure your pistol fits your hand. Replacing factory "grips" with aftermarket gear can make the difference between an unmanageable beast and a pussycat. For example, I replaced the bulky wood grips on my S&W 629 (which I simply could not control) with slim rubber Pachmayr grips. Same loads, otherwise same revolver ... now easily controlled and fun to shoot.

14 posted on 03/02/2011 8:43:54 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Ok, what’s a “cooper jackwad” and why won’t you allow them on your range?


15 posted on 03/02/2011 8:44:49 AM PST by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

ROFL!!!!
I’ve always loved your prissy pretentiousness.


16 posted on 03/02/2011 8:44:53 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: fightinJAG
If the noise bothers you, get better hearing protection, and focus on the process of hitting the target.

That is some seriously poor and litigious advice.

17 posted on 03/02/2011 8:45:57 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: fightinJAG

Very helpful. Thanks for posting.


18 posted on 03/02/2011 8:46:20 AM PST by OB1kNOb (If all the economists were laid end to end, they would still never reach a conclusion.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

FLR


19 posted on 03/02/2011 8:46:29 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (You CAN get blood from a stone, if you throw it hard enough.)
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To: fightinJAG

Mark for later.


20 posted on 03/02/2011 8:47:16 AM PST by DonnerT (Those in the seats of power no longer fear the caliber of the ballot.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
ROFL!!!!

How's your hearing? Do you shoot without hearing prodection?

21 posted on 03/02/2011 8:47:24 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SZonian
Ok, what’s a “cooper jackwad” and why won’t you allow them on your range?

Because the cooper rules are UNSAFE.

22 posted on 03/02/2011 8:47:37 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Never and I would be criminally liable if I did.

This author seems to think is is OK


23 posted on 03/02/2011 8:49:57 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

ROFL!!!!


24 posted on 03/02/2011 8:50:12 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: fightinJAG

ping for later


25 posted on 03/02/2011 8:50:30 AM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: fightinJAG

Ping!


26 posted on 03/02/2011 8:51:37 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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bookmark


27 posted on 03/02/2011 8:52:20 AM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
The author wrote:

"If the noise bothers you, get better hearing protection,"

Nowhere does the author advise shooting without hearing protection.

28 posted on 03/02/2011 8:53:38 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: fightinJAG

Actually, I don’t need to shoot more accurately. My brothers do though. I kick their @sses every time at the range. I’ll forward it to them.


29 posted on 03/02/2011 8:53:44 AM PST by Seruzawa (What's Democrat's legacy? Almost 1/2 million dead US soldiers and collapsed cities.)
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To: fightinJAG

I’ve been shooting handguns for 25 years. Lots of reading, lots of practice. Even with all that, I learned some valuable things in this piece that I will practice.

GREAT post!!!


30 posted on 03/02/2011 8:54:10 AM PST by piytar (obama is going to stick our troops into a civil war?! FUBO! Can we get this scumbag impeached yet?)
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To: fightinJAG

is it okay to dry fire a handgun hundreds of times as he suggests??


31 posted on 03/02/2011 8:54:18 AM PST by LivingNet
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To: ArrogantBustard

I worked on a Kibbutz 40 years ago and was recently in Israel and had a friend over here last week. If you listen to the Israelis you would think they invented shooting, the F-15, Abrams M1, the AK-47, the AR15, holo sights, Red Dot sights, etc. and etc.

Mainly, like the Japanese, they take and existing platform and “improve”/specialize it for desert use.

It reminds me of the Russians during the cold war when they said they were the first to invent everything. Now this guy is going to claim you stole his idea 20 years before he invented.


32 posted on 03/02/2011 8:55:24 AM PST by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: LivingNet
is it okay to dry fire a handgun hundreds of times as he suggests??

Snap caps (Here, here for example) are your friend. Some manufacturers warn against dry firing on an empty chamber. Snap caps are cheap, broken pistols are expensive.

33 posted on 03/02/2011 8:57:52 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: piytar

Thank you. The kudos belong to the author, Dan S. Defense!


34 posted on 03/02/2011 8:59:35 AM PST by fightinJAG (TAXPAYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE)
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To: fightinJAG

BUMP!


35 posted on 03/02/2011 9:01:01 AM PST by G Larry
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To: WestwardHo

You go, grandma!


36 posted on 03/02/2011 9:01:02 AM PST by fightinJAG (TAXPAYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE)
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To: LivingNet; fightinJAG
is it okay to dry fire a handgun hundreds of times as he suggests??

It will be just fine if you use a " snap cap"

37 posted on 03/02/2011 9:01:13 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Say what? I think you may have misread.


38 posted on 03/02/2011 9:02:17 AM PST by fightinJAG (TAXPAYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE)
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To: ArrogantBustard
The author wrote:

"If the noise bothers you, get better hearing protection,"

Nowhere does the author advise shooting without hearing protection.

How is your comprehension of English ?

39 posted on 03/02/2011 9:03:56 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
If the noise bothers you, get better hearing protection, and focus on the process of hitting the target.

I.e., if the hearing protection you're wearing isn't doing the job for you, and you're still being bothered/distracted by the amount of noise getting through, then get better hearing protection.

Pretty simple.

And how are you going to be "criminally liable" to yourself? lol

40 posted on 03/02/2011 9:05:21 AM PST by fightinJAG (TAXPAYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Eggxactly!


41 posted on 03/02/2011 9:06:31 AM PST by fightinJAG (TAXPAYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Better than yours, apparently.

You seem to think that the author is advocating shooting without hearing protection.

NOBODY who actually reads and comprehend English could POSSIBLY read:

"If the noise bothers you, get better hearing protection,"

And think that the author advocates shooting without hearing protection.

Only an IDIOT would think that.

42 posted on 03/02/2011 9:06:54 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Seruzawa

Then you might have to up your own game anyway. Just sayin’.

:)


43 posted on 03/02/2011 9:08:14 AM PST by fightinJAG (TAXPAYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
OBTW, please show us the supposed "research" that you supposedly have seen that supposedly shows that what you call "cooper rules" are "UNSAFE"

I've asked you to actually show that supposed "research" several times, over the years, and have so far seen exactly NOTHING from you.

44 posted on 03/02/2011 9:08:58 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: fightinJAG
And how are you going to be "criminally liable" to yourself? lol

I am Certified by the NRA to train
NRA Certified Instructors who in turn
train law-abiding citizens.

45 posted on 03/02/2011 9:09:16 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: fightinJAG

Bump for later.


46 posted on 03/02/2011 9:09:34 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: fightinJAG

For later.


47 posted on 03/02/2011 9:09:36 AM PST by MissNomer
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To: ArrogantBustard
Only an IDIOT would think that.

Yes; I know you do.

48 posted on 03/02/2011 9:10:44 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: fightinJAG
Some folks just like to blather and drivel.

I should know better than to post comments to them.

49 posted on 03/02/2011 9:10:50 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Well, duh, if you tell other shooters not to wear hearing protection.

Okay, I’ll leave you to duke it out with AB. Sounds as though you two have a long-running feud going.

Carry on. I’ll be in the AO all day.


50 posted on 03/02/2011 9:11:16 AM PST by fightinJAG (TAXPAYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE)
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