New shooters tend to ask me, “How badly is that gun going to kick?” Brand new female shooters in particular psyche themselves up for a gun to hurt them. Even more experienced shooters aren’t immune to flinching. However, flinching or anticipating the recoil affects accuracy. I have five simple tricks to help freeze the flinch and get you right on target in no time.
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Nine months is a long time to go without training, but is it safe to shoot while you’re pregnant? Shooting is a perishable skill. If you don’t practice, you can lose your proficiency. There is no hard and fast evidence either way that shooting will harm the fetus. The two main concerns of shooting a gun while pregnant are the lead levels and the noise. Most doctors, though, will give you the go-ahead to shoot. Just take precautions and you should be safe.
I have been shooting, training, and training others for a very long time. I am not a top competitor at 3 Gun. However, I recognize 3 Gun as a lot of fun for those that love to shoot. A love of shooting must come first. Next, you may have a desire to compete for the sake of it. 3 Gun is a great thing for this. As an instructor, I recognize what it takes to win, and I hope these lines will help you to get started and be competitive. I am looking forward to comments from 3 gun shooters. I hope that they will add to my knowledge as well as yours.
Dry fire is essential. Practice handling, speed loads, dry fire, and trigger press. These drills will improve your gunhandling. Gunhandling is more important than marksmanship in some competitions. The marksmanship problem isn’t as severe as the speed problem. The following are good training sessions for any shooter, but combined will help propel you to the top of 3 Gun.
Trainer Mike Seeklander provides three set-ups to drill movement, combatives, and proper weapon-deployment timing in your own training. Click to see how…
This should get your attention: Train wrong and you will do wrong. Period. Mike Seeklander helps you understand how to modify your training to help you survive a gunfight. Part I.
A proper shooting stance has a lot of elements involved. This article is devoted to the “Upper Triangle” — how to use your hands, arms, and shoulders to overcome recoil.
Fast and accurate shooting with a handgun requires a stable shooting stance. The stance must allow for proper sight alignment, mobility, and recoil management. There are a number of stances that can do that, but there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution—or is there? This article delves into the pros and cons of popular shooting stances and ends with a video of World Champion Pistol Shooter Doug Koenig giving you his take on the best stance for handguns.
Over the past few months, threads and discussion have often become a lively debate on choosing instructors and the merits of training in anti-terror tactics. This article addresses many of these discussions. Not surprisingly, an honest appraisal of the current situation finds the author coming up short in certain areas, and willing to admit it.