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The best and most accurate handgun owners got that way with regular practice

By- Carissa Clive

People who like firearms show their passion in what they buy, such as various handguns, firearm apparel, holsters, and more. But if you want to shoot, getting accurate with your favorite guns takes practice. Follow the tips below the next time you head to the gun range.


Practice Often

The best and most accurate handgun owners got that way with regular practice. Just like learning how to drive, fly an airplane or use any mechanical device, practice makes perfect. It takes time to learn the muscle memory that makes for accurate shooting, especially under pressure.

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The good news is that anyone, with enough practice, can become a competent shooter. And most people can become great shooters if they have professional firearms instruction and practice every week.

Use A Firm Grip

When you fire your gun, one of the essential things is to use a firm grip. If your grip is too loose, chances are the gun will move too much when you fire it. It doesn't take much movement to make your shot off by several inches.

So, grip that gun hard with both hands when getting ready to fire. You probably should grip it 25% harder than you think. For example, if you shoot with your right hand, you should hold your piece tighter with the left than the right because your dominant hand is stronger. Do the reverse if you shoot with your left hand.

Work to have as much strength around the firearm as possible and wrap it with both hands so the firearm cycles correctly. Also, gripping firmly ensures that your trigger pull won't produce an errant shot.

Remember Follow Through

Using correct follow-through is vital for accurate handgun shooting. You shouldn't rush to take a glance downrange to see how the shot went. Instead, if you're doing things right, you should know exactly where that shot went!

Never lift your head from your gunsights after the shot. Instead, keep your stance and grip through that shot. After that, you can lower your piece and take a look at the results.

Having good body alignment when you shoot is vital Image source: Photo by Joel Muniz

Check Your Stance

Hold your gun ready to fire and take a look at how you are standing. If you put one heel behind the other, your lateral balance will be off, and you'll move left or right. But if your feet are square, you'll move backward or forward.

Having good body alignment when you shoot is vital. You do this with a shooting stance that resembles a boxer. Experts say the best stance is to keep the pelvis at an angle of 45 degrees with the left leg to your rear if you shoot right-handed. This gives your body the best balance, so you shoot accurately.

Check Your Clothing

If you get in a self-defense situation, drawing your gun from behind a garment may be necessary. It's essential to draw your weapon cleanly so you can defend yourself and get off a clean shot quickly.

So, if you carry your piece on or behind your hip, you should use your weak hand to lift the shirt or blouse, then use your strong hand to sweep the clothing back so you can draw.

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You should practice this motion every time you go to the range. After all, being able to hit the bullseye every time doesn't matter if you cannot even get the gun out of the holster under duress.

If you want to shoot your carry piece more accurately, remember these tips, and you'll be on your way to hitting that bullseye every time!

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