Learning to shoot without shooting is impossible. You can watch instructive videos for as long as you like, know by heart the whole theory, but not gain muscle memory and reaction definition. And when it comes time for a shot – forget everything that is possible. But with a simple discharged weapon (or a mass-dimensional model of firearms) you can already perform basic shooting exercises and learn a lot.
But, again, not all. Without feeling return and not understanding how the barrel will move after the shot, it will not be possible to become a good shooter. But with this, at least, you can start. And we will now tell you about five variants of “dry” exercises – which can be done with a discharged pistol, shotgun and carbine. But before you begin to train and improve your shooting skills, refresh the safety rules when handling weapons.
Shooting Exercise # 1: Grip / Tab
Perhaps the grip of weapons and the correct tab – the base point of any shooting training. The pistol should lie correctly and closely in the hands, long-barreled weapon – press the rifle firmly with the butt to the chest (or do you think that the butt is getting accustomed to the shoulder? Go to the shooting gallery and shoot 34 gram grams from a shotgun – questions will immediately disappear – note . ed.), so that when the shots do not slip out and do not interfere with further aiming.
The correct grip or tab can be understood from the video, but it’s better to turn to someone who can correctly put you in motion. And yes, in this particular case a loaded pistol, shotgun or carbine is even better than a discharged one, since beginners very often make a classic mistake – they keep their finger on the trigger. Then, of course, wean, but it is better to let safety from the very first place.
Shooting Exercise # 2: Grabbing / Pulling
Pulling a pistol from a holster is especially important for those who practice hidden wearing. We are mainly talking about the realities of the United States, Europe and some countries of the former USSR, and the rest of this is still only dreaming. But even with classic wear, you still need to work out the skill of grabbing. After all, it does not matter how aptly a cowboy shoots – if an opponent pulls out a gun faster, then the cowboy has little chance.
As for the long-barrels – the “throwing up” of a shotgun or carbine differs in its essence from working with a pistol, except for the fact that you already have the weapon in your hands. Vskidka is the process of bringing a weapon into a firing position, that is, from a relaxed position or a “patrol” position – to the “gun at shoulder, barrel to target” position.
And here, too, it is better to train on a discharged weapon, because the fingers themselves will be asked to pull this most notorious trigger. And it is better to fully work out the movement so that there is no risk at the time of the extraction. And then there were cases when the people of such managed to shoot through something that was clearly not intended for this purpose. But this is a flagrant violation of safety.
Shooting Exercise # 3: Aiming
Aiming without following shooting after that, of course, is not that, but at least you will learn how to quickly point a weapon at the target. Aiming goes hand in hand with snatching weapons and vskidkoy. It is better to train with a target or even just a mark on the wall – if you decide to work out the exercise at home.
For advanced training, you can do this – look at the label or select a point on the target, memorize it, close your eyes, then grab and / or raise the weapon, and try to hang around without opening your eyes to where you wanted. Then open your eyes, check. At first there will be a lot of “missed”, but then you will begin to be guided more or less accurately.
It is better to start with the use of mechanical sights, because if you master them, everything else will be much easier.
Shooting Exercise # 4: Focusing
Now let’s talk about the front sight and the rear sight, since focusing on the sight is not needed with a collimator. Focusing correctly when aiming is not as easy as it seems, since the human eye is much more likely to fix on something big, or mobile, or brighter. However, experts say that at close distances it is better to focus on the gun, and at medium distances – on the target (about long distances and an open sight – a separate conversation).
Proper focusing can save you precious seconds, and due to this, being able to hold an object on the target is an extremely useful skill. You never know what will have to face …
Exercise Shooting # 5: Trigger
Many have to learn to properly handle the trigger, otherwise it looks like something convulsive and hysterical, with all your fingers. The movement should be as simple and clear as possible – only with two extreme phalanxes of the index finger. If at the same time the trunk does not fluctuate and the fly does not move – everything is fine. If not – continue to develop the skill to automatism. There is nothing sadder than to bring down the sight right at the moment of the shot.
The main thing – remember that the weapon itself does not give you security. Only long workouts and trips to the shooting range will make a weapon an extension of your hand, gaze and will. And only then you can even talk about something.