Going to your local gun range is a great way to relieve tension and enhance your shooting techniques. Competing in challenges is also an excellent way to make friends and hone your ability. Here are some tips to improve your firing accuracy as well.
Practice Your Trigger Pull
How you pull the trigger of your firearm has a tremendous impact on your aim. If you’re jerking your hand or flinching before pulling the trigger your aim will be off. Practice slowly pulling the trigger in a firm, but smooth action. Also, make sure you have the best trigger for your shooting needs. Consider investing in a fixed pyramid trigger.
How you stand when shooting your gun will depend on your body type and height as well as your weight and strength. You need to face the target while tilting toward your stronger side. Make sure your arms are stiff. You want to hold your gun in a straight line directly in front of your line of vision. Make sure the sight is lined up with the target.
Set your feet slightly wider than your shoulders and make sure that your knees are bent. Lean toward the gun rather than away from it.
Practice Dry Firing
Make sure you know how your weapon works and be comfortable firing it. One way to practice this is by dry firing your weapon. Dry firing simply means you make sure the gun isn’t loaded and then you practice firing it. Aim your gun at a target so that you can practice lining up the scope.
Clean Your Weapon
If your weapon isn’t clean, it won’t shoot straight and could possibly misfire. Take your gun apart on a regular basis and clean it, lubricating it lightly with oil. By taking care of your gun, you’ll feel comfortable using it and improve your aim.