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Improving your aim

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by michaels, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. michaels

    michaels oregon Active Member

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    My dad used to hold a cast iron pan at arms length for as long as he could.

    I started to do the same and I am noticing improvements.

    Other than more range time, what are your tricks for improving your aim?
     
  2. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Consider joining a Bullseye group at a local gun club. We shoot .22 at 50 feet at the Medford Rifle and Pistol club. Range time IS necessary to improve. No shortcuts that I know of.
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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  4. oldbrass

    oldbrass WA Active Member

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    There are 4 basic fundamentals of firing 1) cheek to stock weld 2)breathing 3) sight picture 4) trigger squeeze
    Put a snap cap in the chamber and balance a penny on the barrel toward the muzzle end, you`d be surprised how hard it is to keep it there,practice until you can.. I trained many a soldier this way and they always improved..

    Ken, U.S. Army Retired
     
  5. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    The holding weight works to improve stamina - I tied a weight to the end of the gun and improved physical strength.
    ALso made a small target for inside my house ( Simulate the distance you wanted) and would concentrate on my breathing and trigger squeeze.

    Going to the range was much more productive
     
  6. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    for a handgun i like a heavier gun and that alone seems to keep me steady,too light and your movement is exagerated.
    for a rifle i use my non-trigger hand to wrap in the sling and pull it towards me and it makes a huge difference.
    other than that for my ar10 it is heavy so i practice makeing quick target aquisition and getting the shot off before i become shakey.
     
  7. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Handgun, focus on the front sight.
     
  8. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Rifle;

    Have the sling set so the gun will stay in position without my trigger hand touching the weapon at all.

    Pistol;

    Fire at the end of an exhale, never more than five heartbeats after I bring the weapon sights on target.