Skip to comments.My Favorite Shooting Technique Will Teach You How to Shoot Your Handgun More Accurately
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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Great article! Thanks for posting!
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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.
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.
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!!!
Great step by step instructions! I’m going to save them for review.
I would never allow a cooper jackwad on my range.
You go grandma!!!
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.
Ok, what’s a “cooper jackwad” and why won’t you allow them on your range?
I’ve always loved your prissy pretentiousness.
That is some seriously poor and litigious advice.
Very helpful. Thanks for posting.
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