One of the most popular sports across much of the United States is shooting. Americans love their freedom to keep and bear arms, and growing numbers of them like to bear them regularly to the shooting range to practice. Here are a few tips to help them become fast, accurate shots.
To get good at anything you need to practice. The more you do something – and do it correctly – the better you will get at it. So if you want to improve your skills you need to make range time a priority. Make sure you have the right equipment to speed up your sessions – glasses, hearing protection, and a good magazine loader to help you spend more time shooting and less time adding rounds to your magazines.
Use Responsive Targets
One thing that is critical to improve your shooting skills is to get regular feedback on your accuracy. If you are shooting at a distant target and can’t really tell how you are doing without picking up a spotting scope or walking down range, then it will be difficult to get much better.
Today there are a number of responsive targets available to help you see how you are doing after every shot. Paper targets that leave a neon ring after each hit make it much easier to see results as they happen. And metal targets that make a sound or move back and forth with each hit make honing your skills easier and more enjoyable.
Practice Real World Scenarios
Some people shoot because they love to, but many are practicing in case they are ever called upon to use a firearm to defend themselves or someone they love. If that does happen, it is unlikely that the conditions will be like a typical shooting range. That is why it makes sense to practice drawing from concealed, shooting from cover, and perhaps even moving from one location to another. By doing that you will be better prepared to shoot in a real-world scenario.
Here is a good YouTube video demonstrating some real-world practice at the range:
If you follow these tips, you will improve your speed with a firearm, and also your accuracy.