Sep 032018
 

Shoot Your Pistol BetterMany people want to shoot better and they try different methods for obtaining the skill. Some work and some don’t. It’s like anything else what works for one person may not work for the other. I am going to give you a simple roadmap to success for you to shoot your pistol better.

1. Good Equipment
Get a good handgun. A reliable modern handgun can take many forms. You need a gun that fits you. You have to be able to hold the gun, work the controls, and fire it safely. Learn the proper method of loading and unloading your gun. I teach a standard method for this in my primary class for both pistol and revolver. Learn to lube and clean your handgun properly. I have free gun cleaning classes several times a year. A properly lubed, clean firearm will serve you well when you need it. If carrying a firearm for self-defense you must learn to draw from the holster. A good place to start is with a strong side belt holster and a good belt. All my primary students are eligible for a draw from the holster 2-hour session at a greatly reduced price. Don’t worry about IWB OWB AIWB and all the other alphabet inside or outside the waistband carry methods. If you want to carry a holster you have to learn Strong Side Belt Holster first. All other holster methods are an easy learning process from there. A properly holstered gun carry requires a good sturdy belt so that your gun and holster are supported properly. Other Miscellaneous equipment as you go along will include timers or cell phone apps, proper ammunition for your firearm and Tape, staplers and marking pens as desired.

2. Good Technique
All good skills with a handgun come from proper technique. To shoot your pistol better you must learn to use the right techniques for success. It’s like building a wall. The foundation must be sturdy or the wall will fall. Grip- Stance- Sight Alignment- Trigger Press is the whole ball game. Anyone who has taken my primary class is eligible for a shooting session. Take advantage of that. Once you learn these proper techniques they will be the foundation for your success in handgun shooting. A smooth Draw from the holster puts it all together while following the 4 primary gun safety rules.

3. Make A Commitment
For you to shoot your pistol better you must make a commitment to train. This training routine is no different than going to the gym. You will start out slow, remember using the small weights and then progressing to the bigger ones. The number of rounds fired will be up to you. (Quality not Quantity) I see people burning ammo on public nights at the range and they never get better. I also see people chasing the red dot on the target. You’re not on the swat team! Learn to use your sights and trigger properly. You are doing your family and friends a disservice if you are promoting the use of a laser.

4. Keep Score
If you don’t test yourself you don’t know where you are today (baseline). Then over time, you can see your improvement (where you are going) if you keep records. Just get a cheap little spiral notebook and check your progress over time.

5. Find Different And Exciting Training Routines
This keeps it fresh and training becomes fun not just punching holes in paper. Every training regimen should include a dry fire component. I have dry fire material I will share with you so you can learn to shoot your pistol better. Claude Werner(The Tactical Professor), Greg Ellifritz (Active Response Training), and many others publish some great training materials online. I will share the location of this material as we progress.

6. Keep It Simple Be Creative
I find paper plates are great targets and cheap at the dollar store. You can be very creative with them. Collect some plastic lids 4, 6 and 8-inch circles to draw around as templates. Build a target template that you can spray using spray paint. Colored index cards and 8.5×11 plain or colored paper make some great targets.

I will get you started. Sign up and I will send you some dryfire info and a practice routine every Sunday night for the next month. If you follow the program and keep score you will be on your way to being a better shooter in 30 days. Remember to follow all the rules of the shooting facility you will be using. Those rules are in place for many reasons, mostly for your safety, safety of the facility, and other shooters. If you need other help to shoot your pistol better or additional information let me know when you sign up.

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Mar 182018
 

Learn to Shoot

Learning to shoot is an important skill to acquire.

There are (6) Fundamentals of Handgun Shooting and they are all equally import. The goal should always be to shoot to stop the threat. So let’s examine them one at a time.

1. Stance
2. Grip
3. Sight Alignment
4. Sight Picture
5. Trigger Control
6. Follow Through

1. Stance-The Stance is the base for the shooting platform.
2. Grip-A proper grip aids in controlling recoil and muzzle flip
3. Sight Alignment-Sight alignment is the relationship between the shooter’s eye, the rear sight aperture, and the
front sight.
4. Sight Picture-Sight picture is the placement of the sights on the target while maintaining proper sight
alignment
5. Trigger Control-Trigger Control in either double action or single action, it is defined as steady pressure
exerted on the trigger straight to the rear to release the hammer or sticker and fire the weapon.
6. Follow Through-Follow Through prevents any unnecessary movement before the bullet exits the barrel.

Learn to ShootIf you want to learn to shoot a pistol or a revolver you have come to the right place. Rick Sindeband, Certified Instructor has been teaching people how to shoot for many years.  Rick can teach you all the little things that make a difference. Rick personally shoots both pistols and revolvers and can teach you techniques that are not used by many instructors. He can work with you at the range to get all the fundamentals correct so that your shooting will be accurate and natural.

Learn to shoot in a great, safe, indoor environment. Rick can have you on the target where you want to be in no time.  Advanced classes are available as you progress.  Need to buy a gun? Don’t worry you can try some guns and learn whats best for you. Learn to shoot with a Distinguished Expert in the NRA’s  Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program. You can progress as slow or as fast as you wish.

Sign-UP to learn to shoot first 4 hours $65

 

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