Before you try your hands on real life situations it’s best to make some good practice on a target board. And this is the secret to increasing shooting accuracy. Practicing shooting, whatever gun or firearm you are using, on a target, is the best way to increase shooting accuracy over time.
There are some safety basics which you must follow for best practices. They are:
- Assuming that a gun is unloaded can be a stupidity and lead to accidents. Hence, never do so and always double check.
- Load a gun only after ensuring that the muzzle is pointed towards a safe side.
- Only put finger on the trigger guard when you are really ready to shoot finally.
- Before going downrange, always unload the gun and rest it on a rack or bench that is safe.
Learning the shooting positions and gun types
- First you must learn about the various shooting positions. You can take the help of the internet or some guide book to learn so. There are almost 25 positions. After studying them closely you would also realize with time that some skills and styles are common to a few positions. And this will help you become more comfortable with shooting.
- Similarly gaining knowledge about the various types of guns is also very important. When you know how to handle the different types of guns, their make, handling, weight, handling style etc, then you can undoubtedly become much experienced as a shooter.
- Aligning the gun right, keeping the body relaxed with muscles easy and flexible, and yet taking a strong and fixed stance where the body is really fixed in an angle, and does not quiver or shake as you shoot, makes the shooting accurate. You will have to understand the importance of elbow placement, knee locking, and various such skills, so that you can lock certain positions without making the whole body stiff and clumsy.
- Some tips like always keeping the body ahead of the hip, avoiding leaning back while shooting, keeping shoulders relaxed and easy while holding the gun, unlocking the body muscles for the relaxed state, are all much important for shooting accurately.
A jerky shaky shot with nervous hands, inaccurate posture and faulty gun holding style will land the shot elsewhere while you will receive deep impact from the recoil. To avoid this, and rather make yourself steady that you trigger every shot with absolute steadiness and accuracy target practice is the best. Practice more and more while reading a guide on positions and gun handling styles for the best results.