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    Advice on shooting techniques?

    I created a video of me shooting.. Is there any correct or wrong thing I do shooting? I will accept constructive criticism to improve my performance. Thanks guys!

    Glock 26 Shoot


    I know there was a video going around of a guy who almost took of his head with his shotgun.. I made video for that guy! I wish he could see it... lol

    Shotgun Nooooo!

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    Right off the bat, I see several areas which need to be addressed.

    1. You elbows are bent. Both arms should be straight and locked in an isosceles triangle with the body.
    2. The body should be perpendicular to your target to form the isosceles triangle.
    3. You need to lean into your gun when firing it. Since you're right handed, move your left foot forward a little and lean your body into your shots.
    4. Your support hand index finger is in front of the trigger guard. Move this down to the classic hold for the support hand and great a strong hold on the gun for rapid followup shots.

    PROPER PISTOL SHOOTING STANCE - YouTube

    What I wrote above does not mean that you will always use this position technique when practicing SD shooting drills. No way this will be the case. There are going to be times when the Weaver stance will be your best bet or another modification of some standard stance. So it is best to train with different stances to achieve that muscle memory you want when you draw your gun. But the stance I mentioned above is the currently taught "best" stance to use for most situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    Right off the bat, I see several areas which need to be addressed.

    1. You elbows are bent. Both arms should be straight and locked in an isosceles triangle with the body.
    2. The body should be perpendicular to your target to form the isosceles triangle.
    3. You need to lean into your gun when firing it. Since you're right handed, move your left foot forward a little and lean your body into your shots.
    4. Your support hand index finger is in front of the trigger guard. Move this down to the classic hold for the support hand and great a strong hold on the gun for rapid followup shots.

    PROPER PISTOL SHOOTING STANCE - YouTube

    What I wrote above does not mean that you will always use this position technique when practicing SD shooting drills. No way this will be the case. There are going to be times when the Weaver stance will be your best bet or another modification of some standard stance. So it is best to train with different stances to achieve that muscle memory you want when you draw your gun. But the stance I mentioned above is the currently taught "best" stance to use for most situations.
    Hey thanks for your advice. I will take note on my next trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkirkulous View Post
    Hey thanks for your advice. I will take note on my next trip!
    Here's a link to a very good series of instructional videos that you should find an excellent aid to establishing and improving shooting techniques. It is somewhat long as there are found DVD's, but there is a lot of very useful information contained within.

    Amazon.com: Magpul Dynamics Art of the Dynamic Handgun, 4-Disc DVD Set DYN004: Movies & TV

    You can also look this series up on some websites for downloads and other excerpts. I have the entire set and found it to be very well done. The instructors are definitely no nonsense sorts.

    The thing about shooting stances is yes, there is a recognized preferred method and approach which is taught at the various schools and seminars. But you may also find something that, for whatever reason, works best for you and is not necessarily fit the standard. Just keep in mind that while this might seem to be fine, and I'm not saying it isn't, much effort and research has gone into developing techniques that do tend to work well with the majority of folks. I'll give you an example of a fine point missed by a lot of people.

    When shooting handguns, we have always been taught to use the front part or pad of our index finger to press the trigger and to do this with a rearward motion. On some guns, this can be a very hard technique and Glock is one of them. The target of misfortune is a good starting point for training your grip and trigger discipline. I have found that with the Glock trigger, I have to use a little more finger on the trigger to get consistent shots to hit point of aim. Too little trigger tends to put my hits to the left. I know a few people advocate using the first joint of the index finger. I won't go that root since it doesn't fit my needs and doesn't work for me. Point is, you have to find that sweet spot where it all comes together and produces consistency for you.

    The shooting target wheel of misfortune:
    http://airbornecombatengineer.typepa...for_ident.html

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