Shooting Tip #1: Determine Eye Dominance
Shooting Tip #2: Using the TriViz as a Rangefinder
When the turkey’s body fills the rear sight frame, an average-sized tom is within range.
Draw a bead on the bird’s head and…well, you know the rest.
Shooting Tip #3: Change Stance on Report Pair
Shooting Tip #4: Keep Your Cheek Against the Stock
Shooting Tip #5: Follow Through
Some target presentations may be more effectively shot with a different technique than your primary style.
The springing teal is a good example. Depending on the other target in a pair you may have to attempt the teal rising, at its apex, or dropping. A large percentage of shooters will employ swing-through on the way up, sustained lead at the apex and pull-away for the dropping teal.
During your practice sessions you should practice with the different techniques on problem presentations and see what works best for you.
Regardless of the lead method you choose, follow-through is one of the most critical elements of a successful shot.
Shooting Tip #6: Overhead Shot
Shooting Tip #10: Back Tension and Barrel Roll
Good shooting form is every bit as important as equipment modifications in managing recoil. Good form would include proper foot position and body position relative to the break point, a slight forward lean placing most of your body weight on your forward foot and keeping your cheek tight to the stock until you see the target break. Hand placement and the amount of grip also play an important role in recoil management.
Shooting Tip #11: Cold Weather Shooting
Using this hand position your gun will be one to two inches forward of your clothing when you start your mount.
Shooting Tip #12: Get a Grip
Shooting Tip #13: Gun Fit
Shooting Tip #14: Finding the Best Instructor
The “best” instructor is the person with whom you communicate well, have confidence in their ability to help you, and is affordable and available when you need help. Talk with other shooters and take a one hour session with a few different instructors and decide for yourself “who is the best instructor for you”.
Shooting Tip #16: Gun Mount and Drag
Shooting Tip #17: Recoil
One of the most common errors is starting the mount with the back hand. If the first move you make has both hands lifting in an upward direction the gun butt will hang-up under the armpit. The correct mount always begins with the front hand pushing toward the target.
Only after the gunstock has started its forward motion should the back hand begin lifting the stock towards the cheek. Perfecting a proper mount technique will allow the stock to arrive consistently at the cheek assuring proper rib-to-eye alignment.
Shooting Tip #23: The Mid Bead
Shooting Tip #25: Visual Focus
Shooting Tip #26: Trap Stance by Harlan Campbell
Shooting Tip #27: Selecting LitePipe Color
Shooting Tip #7: Tactical Stance
The basic pistol stance is similar to that of a boxer. If you are right handed with both hands on the pistol, your hips should be at a 45-degree angle in relation to the target. Your left leg is forward, towards the target and right leg to the back. Your legs should be placed at a comfortable distance from each other about 12 to 16 inches forming a triangle. You should have equal weight distribution on both legs having a comfortable standing position. Your upper body should be parallel or square to the target with your head up and shoulders slightly forward of your body. Your nose should be located directly over your toes on your left foot. For left-hand shooters the stance is reverse of the righthanded shooter.
Shooting Tip #8: Pistol Grip
Your trigger finger should touch the trigger no further than the first joint preferable on the pad.
Avoid the “cup and saucer” grip which provides little or no benefit.
Shooting Tip #9: Defensive Handgun Shooting
Solid grip (3): Obtain the identical grip every time it comes in contact with a handgun frame.
Front sight (4): Your HiViz front sight should be “razor sharp” in your vision, centered in the valley of the rear sight, and placed on the spot you wish to place your shot before you put your finger on the trigger.
Shooting Tip #15: Focus
Practicing and using the hard focus on the front sight will allow one to shoot more quickly and more accurately. Try it the next time you go to the range to practice and compare your speed and accuracy to any other method.
Shooting Tip #18: Trigger Control
In close quarter battle, a lot of people think that trigger control is the key to success. In our experience, a good, strong grip and a locked wrist are critical in shooting under close quarters conditions. Trigger control is not the most important fundamental!
Shooting Tip #20: Trigger Finger by Jerry Miculek
Shooting Tip #24: Close-Quarter Shooting by Mark Hotaling
Shooting Tip #19: Sight Acquisition
I currently have an Aimpoint Comp M2 mounted on my rifle with a Killflash ARD (anti-reflective device) on the front lens. I found that under diminished light conditions I would “lose” my front sight post. I found that a HiViz AR-15 front sight post improved my front sight acquisition dramatically. Additionally, the HiViz sight does not create a “flare” when looking through Night Vision Devices (NVD’s).
Shooting Tip #21: Co-witnessing
Take your first shot using the optic device. Raise your head until the dot appears in the center of the optic (4). Test fire to confirm point-of-impact at 100 yards and make any minor adjustment necessary.
Note: This technique will not work with higher mounts or magnified optic devices such as the ACOG sight or conventional rifle scopes.
Shooting Tip #22: Tactical Sight Picture and Stance by Mark Hotaling
Tactical sight picture and stance:
Very different than a hunting stance, the tactical shot gunner should have both feet roughly shoulder width apart, toes pointed at the target. The shoulders are nearly squared up with the target and the shooting side foot is only a couple of inches back from the other. The sight picture should be that of shooting a rifle or pistol – front sight aligned with the rear sight and when the trigger is pressed, his eye is solely focused on the front sight. With the proper tactical sight alignment, sight picture and front sight focus, the tactical shotgun can certainly be employed in a surgical manner and the HiViz sight makes target acquisition much faster and more accurate.