When you are at the range, you will most likely be training on your technique to become a better shooter. Accuracy is one of the most important factors in being an effective shooter, so it's one area you will want to focus on consistently. Today, we will look at 5 tips to help you accurately shoot your handgun.
Get Your Grip Right
Your grip on your firearm is important as it determines how you will pull the trigger and control the recoil. You will want to keep a high and tight grip when holding a handgun. Since the gun will be recoiling, you will want to ensure that you have a firm grip, so it does not recoil more than it needs to. Make sure there is no space between your hand and the gun when you grip it.
Figure Out Your Stance
A good shooter always has a strong and stable shooting stance. This is a key element of developing a good grip. There are three main handgun stances: Isosceles, Weaver, and Chapman. Each has its pros and cons, so trying each will help you determine which is best for you.
Keep Your Front Sight In Focus
When focusing on your target, ensure that you align your front and rear sights and only pull the trigger once they are aligned. You will want to keep the front sight in clear focus while the rear sight is a little blurry.
Know Recoil Anticipation
Recoil anticipation also referred to as “the kick,” is something you will need to get used to. Training consistently with your firearms will allow you to build muscle memory to help hone this in, allowing you to get back on target quicker for faster, more accurate shots.
Train For Proper Trigger Squeeze
Trigger pull is one of the most important aspects of shooting a handgun. All triggers are different, and not knowing how hard the trigger is to pull can cause your gun to shoot to the left or right. This is due to your hand's natural tendency to pull the finger toward your hand. It is advised to use the center of the pad of your fingertip to press the trigger. This is another aspect that should be trained over and over to get used to.