A 2013 gallop poll revealed that 60% of people who purchase a firearm do so for defensive or “personal safety” reasons. When these gun owners search the internet, they don’t have to go far to find some great instruction on how to get started in the defensive pistol crafts. There are hundreds of excellent articles written on how to choose a defensive handgun, find quality gear, conduct dry fire practice, find training, and avoid pitfalls.
Yet, a simple trip to the range reveals that a lot of us shooters are still struggling with unique challenges when it comes to their shooting.
There are different things shooters can do to improve their skills, and there are different types of shooting to seek proficiency in. If you are seeking ways to improve your bulls-eye game, then this isn’t the article for you. Defensive shooting balances speed, accuracy, and efficiency in accessing a firearm, running it well, and getting it working again quickly if it should fail.
Perhaps you’ve already attended a pistol class, are practicing regularly, and, yet, are still struggling to improve. Here is one big thing, and four small things, that may help you improve.
by Melody Lauer