Whether you are new to firearm training or have been at it for years, there is probably room for improvement in your shot accuracy. Luckily, there are several things you can do to help get your shots grouped tighter. Here are our top four suggestions for improving your shooting accuracy.
No matter what type of firearm you are shooting, practice is vital to better accuracy. There are lots of range options so you can develop your marksmanship skills. If you are shooting handguns, many areas have indoor ranges where you can find everything from shooting lanes to gun rentals and ammunition sales. If you aren’t sure where a local range is, the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s online range locator may be able to help.
Lighten Your Trigger
Upgrades or modifications to your trigger can help reduce the amount of pressure needed to squeeze, and therefore, fire it. Look for new systems designed for your particular gun since they can address issues common to it. For example, if you are looking at the available Glock trigger upgrades, you may want to consider one that has a quicker, shorter reset too.
Take a Lesson
This may seem like something just for beginners, but even experienced shooters can benefit from a lesson every now and then. Instructors are trained not only to impart safety and basic skills but also to look for improper form or technique. THis is a big bonus because bad habits can develop slowly until, all of a sudden, you can’t seem to hit the broad side of a barn. Some ranges have instructors on staff, so it’s worth asking around to find one.
Have Your Eyes Checked
Now, I’m not blaming any missed targets on poor eyesight, but the reality is that many of us just don’t do this often enough. If your shooting accuracy has taken a sudden turn for the worse, it may be that you need a new prescription.