Handgun Shooting Practice


Shooting is a perishable skill - if you don't use it, you WILL lose it. Regular practice using proven techniques will significantly improve your performance and consistency on the range. There are a variety of drills and techniques that can help you take your shooting to the next level of excellence. Regardless of the type of shooting or competition you participate in, regular sessions of safe live and dry-fire techniques can propel you to the top of your game.


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Top Ten Reasons To Shoot Practical Pistol Top Ten Reasons To Shoot Practical Pistol

It’s fun. Really, really REALLY fun It helps familiarize yourself with your pistol of choice It improves your accuracy under stressful conditions You meet great people It’s better exercise than sitting on the couch It’s mentally challenging It helps prepare you to react to situations with your gun You’ll quickly learn what works with your gun and what doesn’t You’ll find out what skills you need to train to get better with your gun So why do you shoot action... [Read the rest of this article]

Improving your score on the IDPA Classifier Improving your score on the IDPA Classifier

We’ve talked about what the IDPA Classifier is, now let’s talk about how to shoot it well.  This is my scoresheet from the last Classifier I shot. I really wanted to make Sharpshooter in Stock Service Pistol (SSP) Division with this classifier, but I fell short. Fortunately for me, I know why I didn’t make it and what I need to do to improve. For the past few years, I’ve had a practice regimen that is more about developing my skills overall, so this is the first time I’ve... [Read the rest of this article]

Shooting the IDPA Classifier Shooting the IDPA Classifier

IDPA is a fast-growing shooting sport that is more focused on “defensive” situations than other shooting sports such as USPSA. People competing in IDPA are sorted according to how well they shoot the IDPA Classifier, a standardized course of fire that is the same for shooters around the world and allows people of equal skill to compete against each other. The Classifier stage setup looks something like this: The course of fire is as follows: Stage One  7 Yards 30 Shots String... [Read the rest of this article]

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Top Ten Reasons To Shoot Practical Pistol Top Ten Reasons To Shoot Practical Pistol

It’s fun. Really, really REALLY fun It helps familiarize yourself with your pistol of choice It improves your accuracy under stressful conditions You meet... 

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