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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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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: Uri’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: Uri’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 Uriel-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 Uriel-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: Uri’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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To: ArrogantBustard

No harm, no foul. So far.


51 posted on 03/02/2011 9:12:34 AM PST by fightinJAG (TAXPAYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE)
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To: Uri’el-2012
Because the cooper rules are UNSAFE.

I think you misunderstand Jeff Cooper's rules.

Rule #1 ("Guns are always loaded") generally gets tossed around without background explanation, and can be interpreted to mean "Always keep your gun loaded at all times".

This is not what Cooper meant. I've read his book. What he meant was that one should always assume that a particular gun is loaded until you have personally verified that the chamber is empty and there is no magazine inserted. Even then, if you put the gun down for any reason, when you pick it up again the first thing you do is re-verify its unloaded condition.

A major cause of firearms accidents is the gun-holder being sure that the gun is unloaded, and pointing it at a human (or at a wall which a human may be behind) and pulling the trigger. Then he gets to find out that his assumption was invalid.

Cooper is also talking to a different audience than the audience the NRA rules are primarily for. The NRA rules are great rules for pistol target shooters on the range, who arrive with an unloaded gun, shoot, and then unload the gun to go home. Coopers rules are for people who carry guns off the range (CCW) or who for defensive purposes may keep loaded guns in the home.

52 posted on 03/02/2011 9:12:47 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: ArrogantBustard
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.

I have on numerous occasions directed you
to NRA HQS for that answer.

You seem unwilling or unable.


53 posted on 03/02/2011 9:13:45 AM PST by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: fightinJAG

“When you pull the trigger and fire your handgun, you initiate a small, controlled explosion.”

He’s right! I’ve always wondered what that noise was ...


54 posted on 03/02/2011 9:14:06 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Uri’el-2012
At this point, you're simply babbling nonsense that has no connection to reality.

Please quit besmirching the reputation of the NRA by associating yourself with it.

Goodbye.

55 posted on 03/02/2011 9:14:09 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Thanks for adding that discussion.


56 posted on 03/02/2011 9:14:24 AM PST by fightinJAG (TAXPAYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE)
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To: fightinJAG

The Four Rules deserve their own thread, for reasonable discussion.


57 posted on 03/02/2011 9:17:33 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: fightinJAG

My son starts shooting class Saturday. This is well-timed.


58 posted on 03/02/2011 9:19:03 AM PST by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Your points are well taken.

Cooper rules are unclear and thus UNSAFE.

The only organization that I am aware of which has firearms safety in their mission statement is the NRA.

Cooper Rules

RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

Sorry but from a learning and retention point of view,
there are a great many differences between Cooper Rules and the NRA rules.



NRA rules are all positive and start with the same positive word.
which facilitates learning and retention.

Cooper rules are random and confusing,
thus difficult to learn and retain.



NRA rules use words that can be understand by all.

Cooper rules use words which are not easily understood by all.



Each NRA rule is one topic.

Cooper rules 2 & 3 each contain two topics.
Sometimes Cooper rule three has two topics



The NRA rules are in a sequence of safety
If rule one is observed rule two and three if violated will cause no harm.
If rule two is observed rule three if violated, will cause no harm



The most violated Cooper rule is rule number one.(I thought it was unloaded)

Some wag stated ""All guns are always loaded!" is a ridiculous thing to say.
What kind of safety rule is a declarative statement which is patently false?

That is why NRA Certified Instructors teaching NRA basic courses teach
"Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction" as Rule One.
Many thinking shooters, who can move beyond fawning over Colonel Cooper,
understand that teaching a rule which is obviously false doubtless will result
in less than strict adherence to the rule.

I'm sure if you were to call the NRA Training Department, they would gladly assist you in your quest.

NRA Gun Safety Rules :

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

59 posted on 03/02/2011 9:20:28 AM PST by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

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60 posted on 03/02/2011 9:23:45 AM PST by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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