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How can I improve my pistol shooting performance alone?

Asked by whiteliondreams (1711 points ) August 16th, 2012

I own a Sig Sauer P220, .45 Cal. I want to know what can I do to improve my shot group and holding method. I was used to shooting Army M9.

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Kayak8's avatar

Based on your other question (about testosterone-induced rage), I like that you are shooting alone (no other people around), but just don’t run with your gun, okay . . . or I see orange jumpsuits in your future . . .

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I would usually say work on smoothing out your trigger squeeze. I don’t know what they teach in the military, if it’s rate of fire or going for really tight groups.

fremen_warrior's avatar

One thing I would do if I owned a gun (which I can not since I am in Poland), would be to learn to quickdraw from different holsters. A good aim will not do you much good, if you are dead.

whiteliondreams's avatar

I am having trouble finding a good sight picture and keeping it and I do not want to buy a larger rear sight. I want to keep it as-is and be familiar with it. Almost natural.

Quick draw is also an excellent skill to learn. Thank you.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@whiteliondreams Have you had your eyes checked lately. My vision went downhill when I was in my late 20’s.

ragingloli's avatar

You could practice in a cinema. Close range, moving targets.

TexasDude's avatar

@ragingloli, seriously? You seriously think that’s funny? Jesus fucking Christ.

whiteliondreams's avatar

lol Yes, it is funny. How can’t we express humor in tragedy? It’s been done for hundreds if not thousands of years. Again, there is a thing called temperance.

fremen_warrior's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard these men and women knew the risks when they bought those tickets (I mean it IS America after all. You never hear of massacres of this magnitude in other “civilized” [albeit gun-controlling] states). And here’s something to lighten the mood. Pardon the audacious offtopic ;)

KNOWITALL's avatar

Sure, you can always improve with practice. That’s why a lot of people go to ranges, you’re alone but they also have instructors in case you get stuck or frustrated.

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