Have you followed the rifle shooting event at the Olympics every time it is aired on TV? Are you interested in learning the art and try your hand at shooting? Have you enrolled yourself in a prestigious rifle shooting academy? That is a good beginning. Shooting is all about focus, concentration, timing, accuracy and precision. Lifting the rifle or handgun, aiming at the target and firing may sound easy just to listen. But in actual, practicing the art is very difficult and it requires special skill set. The shooting academy have a structured course work where in they teach everything about guns, rifles, ammunition, target shooting aiming etc.
But to perfect in an art and become a professional shooter, one must practice hard and also follow expert advice. There are five prime tips that professional shooters share for the benefit of aspiring shooters. Here they are:
The first step towards becoming a professional shooter is to learn the theory behind shooting. Knowledge of guns, their body, their make, how to load and unload bullets, how to dismantle a gun and assemble them back, how to clean a gun, how to fire the trigger etc are some basics that every shooter should know first and foremost. Apart from these, one must also test their vision and assure they have the best eyesight before beginning their dedicated training.
Use sights to assist in shooting
Many shooters will have a problem with hand control and accuracy. The professional shooters suggest these amateurs to try their drills by supporting their body on the ground or on a bench by placing the rifle firmly on the ground so that it does not shake. Also they can use sights and scopes to assist them in firing the target. This will be really helpful for the beginners.
Laser driven shooting
Among the sights that assist shooting, laser range finders are the most appropriate for first time shooters. Above the firing pin, there will be a laser streaming through which one can identify where they should shoot- the exact location. These laser training devices help one to get good hold over the target positioning and hand eye co-ordination. There is a laser ammo training concept as well which shooting academies use to train their students so that their shots are perfect and hit the bull’s eye with great accuracy.
According to professional shooters, if one can master the art of trigger control, they have cleared half their struggle. Different guns have different triggers and hence each one must be handled differently. To overcome poor trigger control, the shooters must understand sight alignment and trigger pull. Initially, instructors teach how to fire by guiding the shooters to pull trigger. But as they understand the concept, to master in kinesthetic the instructor allows the shooter to fire their target themselves. This increases their expertise and polishes their skills.
Every professional practice an art called Go-to-drill that helps them to train better. Each professional has his own drill pattern namely ball and dummy or focus drill at close range, dry fire and coin on sight, first shot drill etc which helps them to turn competitive and build their skill set. Following this and practicing rigorously can try a newbie shooter into a specialist within some time.