1. Check your equipment for accuracy and sight alignment
A. Start at a close range, about 5 yards. Secure your pistol in a vice on a bench or on a rest to remove your errors.
B. Shoot 5-10 shots without changing your point of aim. If all the shots are in or near the same hole then your pistols accuracy is not in question and your sights are aligned. Adjust as necessary and increase range to make further refinements.
2. With an adaquately accurate pistol and properly aligned sights, 90% of your shooting errors will come from:
A. Poor trigger work. See Trigger Mechanics page
B. Poor or no sight alignment. See Pistol Sighting page
C. Inconsistent grip pressure through firing . See Trigger Mechanics page
YOU ONLY DO TWO THINGS WITH A PISTOL
1. MOVE IT
2. SHOOT IT
You should always be doing one of the two above steps, not both and not neither.
Wherever the pistol lives (drawer, glove box, holster) it probably isn't pointed at your attacker, so you must move the pistol to point it at the target. Drawing, grip and sighting are all used to MOVE the weapon to the correct place. Once its aligned properly on the target...stop moving the gun! Now its time to SHOOT without moving. Trigger mechanics and recoil control are used during this phase.
-You must be able to move the weapon to the exact position
-Shooting before the gun has stopped moving and is not properly aligned with render a miss
-Waiting after the weapon is aligned with the target to shoot is a waste of time
Use the charts above to help you with your error analysis
Please contact Viper Weapons for any questions, advice or to add your techniques. email: ViperWeaponsTraining@gmail.com
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