A growing number of adults are choosing to take up target shooting. If you are among that number, then you know how frustrating it can be trying to get in quality practice sessions. Try incorporating these three strategies to make the most of your time at the range.
1. Take a Lesson
No matter how much you think you know, there is always someone who knows a whole lot more. It will do wonders for you to take their advice during a lesson or two where you can gain insights into your patterns and habits that someone closer to you has missed.
Start by finding a pro in your area that offers lessons in whatever discipline you want to pursue. Group sessions can also be helpful, particularly if you are new to target shooting. Membership organizations often keep lists of certified instructors to make this easier.
2. Put a Lot of Lead Downrange
There is a lot of truth to the adage “practice makes perfect.” That is why you want to make sure to get to the range on a regular basis. Thanks to hectic schedules, regular visits might look different for everyone, but find a frequency that you can sustain and put it in your calendar. Set a notification if you need a gentle reminder to take time for yourself.
All of that practice takes more than time. It can also call for a significant amount of financial resources. Look into buying 9 mm in bulk to help make regular practices more affordable.
3. Use Training Drills
Just like with any other sport, training drills can improve performance. There are so many shooting drills to choose from that you are sure to find a few that work for you. Start with one or two that resonate with you and try them out for a month or so. You might be surprised at what a difference quality practice makes.
You can maximize your range time by scheduling regular practice sessions, incorporating training drills into your routine and scheduling a lesson with a professional.