Fundamentals of Shooting

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Fundamentals of Shooting

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I recently observed my first match at my local range (I was there to use the range but there were matches going on everywhere, so I pulled up a chair).

I was quite impressed with the ability of the vast majority of the competitors and thought that if I was going to join in, I would need some work.

I have started with the the NRA Marksman Qualification Program to give me a standard of progression that I can judge myself with and I have already identified more weaknesses than I thought were available (can anyone say "offhand shooting")...

Having said that, I started looking for drills I could do that would show immediate results before fine tuning form and function.

The drill that has had the biggest impact so far is one I can do almost anywhere: From any position (holster, low ready, etc) close my eyes and bring the firearm to shooting position. Open eyes and see how close I am to target - can I even see my red dot?
That developing muscle memory is, all by itself, a HUGE benefit, especially when shooting timed groups.

Can anyone recommend other drills with big payoffs?
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After you master the draw, search for the "torture dot drill"
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Beiruty wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:17 pm After you master the draw, search for the "torture dot drill"
:shock:

Wow! To paraphrase, "I'm gonna need a bigger target"

Along with less caffeine (my red dot often looks like the bouncing ball following song lyrics).

Thanks for the info. That honestly looks like a great way to cover many drills with a minimum amount of ammo.
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