For experienced shooters, its probably a non-issue how to shoot precisely. You'd see them quickly draw, aim and shoot without effort. In cases like mine, I'm still more of a beginner, and I love to challenge myself at precision shooting. I'm sharing with you the resources I looked up, tried and will also give a piece of my experience about some of them.
I have geared up myself, preparing for my first competitive shooting (sometime soon). I've got myself a quality range bag, eyes, ears, etc. I go target shooting at my favorite range: Manila Shooting Range @ Macapagal Blvd in order to perfect my accuracy in shooting. I've also observed shooting competitions at Crame and Armscor. I tried to read and watch to learn more and improve the basics that I've been taught.
Here are some of the materials that I read/watch in order to learn:
- IPSC Competition Rules handbook.
- Subscriptions to Hickok45 @ Youtube, Glockstore @ Youtube, NicTaylor00 @ Youtube / Facebook, Women of USPSA @ Youtube, Dave Sevigny @ Facebook.
- Some articles about how to shoot:
And practice. Practice often. Sometimes, my boyfriend and I head on to the range and just fire around 50-100 rounds at a time. Every time, I plot a new challenge for me to take. Here are some of the milestones I prepared for myself:
- Shoot accurately at 5meters using a production gun (at the time when my gun was still new, no mods).
- Shoot accurately at 5meters using only FMJs. I know its heavier and provides greater challenge. I don't want to be congratulating myself over accurate shooting using rubber tipped bullets.
- Improve gun performance and rapport. I did this by replacing my guide rod with a Glock Gen 4 Tungsten Guide Rod from Glockstore. I also have small hands and I had a hard time pressing mag release using the production part, so I also replaced it with a pink Gen 4 Extended Magazine release from GunGoddess.
- Shoot accurately at 10meters, still using FMJs. By this time, I must have fired more than 500rounds (at least) of FMJ with my gun.
- Shoot accurately with only my strong hand at 10meters.
- Shoot moving targets accurately at least 10meters away.
- Shoot comfortably and still accurately from my holster.
So now, I am at milestone #4. I still have a long way to go (at least according to my plan). My boyfriend shoots comfortably and accurately with his Glock during competitions. He said practical shooting is a lot easier than precision shooting. At least, I think dealing with the most difficult parts of learning will prove to be a better path for me, so that later on, I will feel more comfortable during practical shooting.
I have also learned that, although I was taught the isoceles stance, I have learned to like the weaver stance, but slightly modified a bit to what suits me. At the moment, I have yet to get a good feel of the grip that works well for me.
Now, for the pics! :)