This is a discussion on Some shooting advice....advice and constructive criticism welcome within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by RookWV Excellent advice from all!! I think I'm going to talk to some state troopers I know and see if they can ...
”God grants Liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”
Your points are shallow... my points are Hollow....
Just because someone carries a gun for a living doesn't mean that they can shoot. Just because they can punch paper static doesn't mean that they'll be able to hit anything more than air, dynamic. Just because they can shoot well doesn't mean that they can effectively transfer that skill to YOU.
In all other forms of athletic endeavor, one-on-one instruction is commonplace at the tip of the spear. Somehow, when it comes to "gun training," this idea got lost: and there's really no reason for this loss. It's a tremendously valuable resource.
Today's political climate has driven the cost of ammo through the roof. Combine this with the crowds at the shooting range, it all means that your cost of practice is high. Certainly, it's far from impossible for anyone to teach themselves how to shoot, particularly given the many free resources we have readily available to us today, much thanks to the Internet, but you'll need to really sit down and analyze whether that cost is actually worth it - or if it may not be better for you to simply undertake some direct instruction, be it one-on-one or small-group.
Hello RookWV, If that was your first trip to the range, you should be proud. I think the advice that JMB gave you is good advice. Shoot stright, shoot often. Be safe...
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Practice dry firing for at least half an hour or so a day (I usually dry fire until my hand starts cramping) and you will start seeing improvement. Also, kudos for taking video of yourself shooting. That is a great way to diagnose bad habits you may not immediately see while at the range. There are thousands of videos on YouTube related to trigger control, grip, and stance, which all are important. Lastly, take classes!
Did you try hopping on your left foot while rubbing the top of your head counter clockwise with your off hand
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
Oh, I will....just waiting on a shipment of ammo to arrive first.
I appreciate the kind words and sage advice from all...to be honest, I was a bit scared to post a video of me shooting on a gun forum.