Showing posts with label learning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label learning. Show all posts

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Rifle Sight-in Process by NSSF

The National Shooting Sport Foundation has lots of great video about shooting techniques and instruction. Keeping with excellent instruction is one about sighting in a rifle that most of us can do easily even as a noob shooter. 

I've used this same technique sighting in my many bolt-action and semi-auto rifles. I do like the fact it shows bore sighting by literally looking down the bore of the rifle. It gets you on paper with no expensive tools or laser beams needed. Just a good set of eyes.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

Springfield 1911A1 and Ruger Blackhawk
When it comes to shooting, I'm always learning and wanting to know more. Another thing I like doing is sharing the learned shooting skills and techniques. A first time owner or beginner to pistols should really look at taking a basic pistol course. There are plenty out there. Some just right for the beginner and others that try to make you a tacti-cool fool. To the noob's benefit, the NRA has a network of certified pistol instructors across the United States that teach basic pistol shooting. Finding one is as easy as searching the course listings for your area.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Semi-Auto Pistol Shooting Fundamentals

Pistol shooting proficiency comes with time and correct practice. The right way of shooting has to happen early before bad habits have a chance to set in. Repetitive trigger time at the range and dry firing at home  allows the fundamentals of proper pistol shooting to codify. At least three semi-auto pistol shooting fundamentals need to be emphasized over and over, on and off the range.

Two-handed grip on a Glock 19

Monday, September 24, 2012

NRA's Personal Protection in the Home

Just completed another firearms instructor course over the weekend. This time it was NRA's Personal Protection in the Home (PPIH). The course goal is: "[To teach] the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense." It was a good overall course to take. It goes beyond the Basic Pistol course and really engages the class on thoughts about PPIH beyond what is typically just thought of as having a gun ready to use should an intruder make a surprise appearance in your castle.