We all want to be a better shot.
How can we improve our shooting abilities even when not at the gun range? These quick tips will help you practice your target shooting skills off the range.
For many of us, our time at the target range just isn’t enough. With jobs, families and other obligations, trips to the gun range might be far and few in between. No problem, though! There are still ways to work on your skills.
Air power can work wonders for your shooting skills. Air guns can allow you to work on trigger control and sight alignment without alerting the neighborhood. Set up a little basement target range with a pellet-catching trap and fire away. It’s also great stress relief any time you need it.
Dry firing is by far a great way to get to know your weapon. You should use snap caps to avoid firing pin damage unless the firearm’s manufacturer states otherwise. Read your firearm’s manual first.
With an unloaded weapon, pick a spot on the wall and hold your weapon on target for as long as you can. This teaches you how to support your weapon for longer periods of time without wobbling your sight picture.
Finally, read all you can about precision long range shooting. Ryan M. Cleckner is quite the authority on this subject, and his book Long Range Shooting Handbook is certainly a must-read for long distance shooting aficionados.
Study up and practice where and when you can the art of long distance shooting and marksmanship. Your groups will thank you.