Posts Tagged ‘Pistol’

When target shooting at your gun range of choice; here are 9 reasons why your pistol shots may not be grouping properly on target.  Review each one to make sure you have factored them in, if your shots are consistently erratic, then work at correcting them.

  • Poor sight alignment
  • Flinching
  • Improper breath control
  • Poor trigger control
  • Improper pistol grip
  • Unbalanced stance
  • Lack of concentration
  • Failure to aim properly
  • Nervousness

Review this list; and if you find yourself consistently experiencing one or more of these thing; then take the steps necessary to correct them.  Then again it just might be the gun 🙂

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When target shooting with your handguns it is important to be accurate but it is also important to develop good and safe gun handling techniques.  No one technique is right for everyone.  There is no such thing as one method that is perfect.  If the method you use is safe and acccurate then stick with it.  If the barrel is pointed at the target and maintained reasonably wobble free; your shot placement will be good.  Sometimes I focus on the front sight which blurs the target and sometimes I focus on the target which blurs the front sight but I seem to shoot reasonably accurately both ways.

As an example of doing things unconventionally anyone who has seen me use a speedloader, in a revolver, will tell you I do it in a very unconventional way.  But it is a safe way and it works for me and is much faster than any of the so called conventional methods that people are generally taught these days.  The important thing is it works for me so I stick with it.  If your technique is safe and works for you then stick with it as well.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting and entertaining to read if I do say so myself.

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Picking a proper pistol for self defense can at times seem like an arduous decision.  Here are some important things to consider when selecting your self defense pistol.

  • Look to what the military and law enforcement uses.
  • Purchase from a reputable dealer.
  • Stick with name brands that have a solid, proven performance track record.
  • 38 special, 9mm, 40 S&W and 45ACP are good caliber choices.
  • Handguns should not be selected based on fad or fashion.  They should be selected based on reliability, durability and ease of use.
  • Determine how you plan on carrying or accessing your weapon and take into consideration size and weight of the weapon.
  • Make sure you obtain proper training and have the proper permits for your jurisdiction.
  • Do not cut corners on support gear.

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So you have your pistol permit and are considering purchasing a handgun.  Here are some important items to consider.  Remember to always verify that any firearm is unloaded before handling.

  • Make sure the handgun is in a sufficient caliber to be able to use for self defense purposes and is not too much caliber for you to comfortably handle.
  • Make sure the firearm holds a sufficient quantity of ammunition for your needs.
  • Grip the pistol firmly and make sure you can achieve a good and proper firing grip.
  • With the firearm verified as unloaded, squeeze the trigger and make sure it is not too heavy.  You should be able to pull the trigger straight back without any deviation.
  • Make sure the front and rear sights are in proper alignment and will achieve quick target acquisition.
  • Make sure the pistol has a good history of reliability and accuracy.
  • Don’t be swayed by salesmen who are trying to push a particular make or model.  Do your research beforehand and purchase what works best for you.
  • Make sure you receive proper instruction and train on a regular basis with your firearm.

 

What if the world came to an end and you were faced with the ultimate survival scenario.  If you could only choose 1 rifle, 1 shotgun and 1 pistol what would you choose?  I will give you my answers later in the comments section of this post.  Looking forward to your responses.