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  1. Robot Jesus is offline
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    Improving ones ability to shoot

    I went to a firing range and was unable to hit **** when I had the target at eight feet. Is there any advice you can give me other than shoot more.
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    Take classes from an instructor you know, for a fact, is qualified.
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    What type of gun were you using? Rifle pistol?

    We used to use an acryonym (sp?) that we'd teach principals of marksmanship, HABIT.

    Holding
    Airway
    Breathing
    Instinctive positioning
    Trigger control.

    We just changed it to 4 new ones, I'll try and dig up my coaching stuff so I can give you the correct wording/explination.
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    One month ago today was my first time at a range (my first time shooting a hardgun), and by coincidence I have not been back. Apparently I shoot well innately (it just can't be the video games), the range officer was impressed. After I got home I found this thread which may help you:

    Overview of Handgun Shooting Stances

    Reading that, I learned that the stance I naturally took is the modified Weaver stance, though I wasn't utilizing much in the way of a push/pull grip. I fired a Glock 19 that day and the recoil of a 9mm is as much as my jumpy self can take. I was startled every time someone else on range fired, so I learned to steady myself before I learned any kind of marksmanship. Emotionally, I became absolutely relaxed because I knew that I was just going to be startled anyway. I focused on steadying the gun in my shaky hands, primarily using breath control. This is briefly described in The Markmanship Wikibook:
    Quote Originally Posted by The Markmanship Wikibook
    Breath Control - The firer should squeeze the trigger during the natural pause after exhalation. The breathing sequence should be as follows: inhale, exhale, hold, squeeze.
    My own method was: stance, aim, breath control, aim, fire. It also should be noted that I primarily used the first 10 shots to get used to the trigger pull.

    Assuming you were firing a pistol, I imagine your problems stemmed from not taking your time. If you aim properly and take the shot when you're comfortable, you're bound to hit something at eight feet. I don't mean to claim some authority with this, I just think that if my spastic ass can do fairly well something in my experience may help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robot Jesus
    I went to a firing range and was unable to hit **** when I had the target at eight feet. Is there any advice you can give me other than shoot more.
    Lessons.

    You can't hit **** at 8 feet?! I hope you aren't CCW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robstafarian
    I fired a Glock 19 that day and the recoil of a 9mm is as much as my jumpy self can take. I was startled every time someone else on range fired, so I learned to steady myself before I learned any kind of marksmanship. .
    I think the only time I jumped was when the guy next to me shot his .44 magnum. I was like HOLY ****!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pl4zM4
    I think the only time I jumped was when the guy next to me shot his .44 magnum. I was like HOLY ****!!!
    Internal cranial bleeding during the course of my premature birth has fucked me up in a number of ways, one of which is a hypersensitive startle reflex. As such, I hate horror movies, air brakes, haunted houses, and my older brother :cussing:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robstafarian
    Internal cranial bleeding during the course of my premature birth has fucked me up in a number of ways, one of which is a hypersensitive startle reflex. As such, I hate horror movies, air brakes, haunted houses, and my older brother :cussing:
    well......................boo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pl4zM4
    well......................boo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pl4zM4
    I think the only time I jumped was when the guy next to me shot his .44 magnum. I was like HOLY ****!!!
    I know what you're thinking: did he shoot six shots, or only five?
    sudo make me a sandwich!
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