If you asked the average person, they will tell you that they want to get better at something. Whether it is they want to be better at their job, they want to be better at fixing things around their home, or be better at making food, there is something out there that each one of us is aspiring to improve ourselves at.
For many, they want to be a better shooter. They want to be able to use their weapon in a way that they hit the target dead center every single time, no matter what that target is. They are looking for every advantage they can find to improve their skills, and here are some you should pay attention to if this is what you are looking to accomplish.
There is a reason why baseball players spend an hour in the batting cage every single day. There is a reason why chefs will spend hours trying to make the perfect spaghetti sauce. Practice makes perfect. The more you practice at something, the better you are going to be at.
This is true of shooting any kind of firearm. The more you practice with your firearm the more proficient you are going to get with it. It’s just common sense.
However, don’t let yourself get caught up in being excellent at one range or in one facet of use with your firearm. Practice shooting at different ranges, starting with 25 feet, and work your way out to 100 yards or more. Practice shooting at targets that are moving, targets that are different sizes, and targets that challenge your ability to shoot them. Obviously, that shouldn’t include people, but practice hunting one time. Go out and see how efficient you are at dropping a rabbit that is 75 yards away from you.
#2 Your Positioning.
A lot of times, the reason why somebody is not that good of a shot or is in improving is because of their technique. That technique begins with their positioning. Make sure you are properly holding your firearm. Whether you are holding your handgun with two hands, or you have your rifle properly position into your shoulder, all of the little factors on how you are positioned can have a big impact on making you a better shooter.
The way you are standing, how you are breathing, and how focused you are on your target all play a factor. If you are not sure if your positioning is causing you to be less efficient, look at other hunters or marksmen. See how they are standing, how they breathe, and how they position themselves when they fire. Learn from others.
Do some things to strengthen yourself. If you are using a handgun, work on improving the strength of your hands in your arms. If you are person who is going to be using a rifle and expecting to spend long hours out hunting for deer or other animals, spend some time on the treadmill. Improve your cardio. Do things that improve the overall health and power of your body, so that you can hold your weapon for longer periods of time.