Good shootin advice


June 5, 2004, 09:57 AM
Seems no matter how long you've been shooting, there's always good advice to be had from the oldest veteran shooters, all the way to the greenest newbie.

At times, it's just plain simple common sense to a problem you're making too complicated.

A couple of my favorites:

From a Virginia State Trooper, "Whatever the pistol will do at 7 yards, that's what it'll do to 25 yards, and farther. It's all the shooter past 7 yards."

To a greenhorn I was trying to teach to shoot with both eyes open:
He says, "But I can't see it, everything's all blurry, and I'm seeing double."
I tell'm, "Focus on the front sight, and shoot'm both!"

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June 5, 2004, 11:11 AM
Its simple really;


June 5, 2004, 04:54 PM
just spaces....:neener:

Standing Wolf
June 5, 2004, 04:58 PM
Best advice I've ever received: "More range time, young man." That was awhile ago, but I try to live by it all these decades later.

June 5, 2004, 07:37 PM
From an old and grizzled NCO who was disgusted with my shooting, many, many years ago:

"Young man (euphemism! :D ), an amateur practices until he's got it right. A professional practices until he can't get it wrong!!!"

Words to live by... they saved my butt more than once.

June 5, 2004, 08:26 PM
Here-Here Preacherman, love that one.....:D

June 5, 2004, 08:41 PM
One of my favorite general purpose rules applies to self-defense...

Rule: Use the right tool for the job (your favorite 9mm, .45, .38/.357 etc...)

Addendum: The right tool is whatever you have handy (.22, claw hammer, that broken bottle over there...) :D

June 6, 2004, 10:22 AM
Yup, weapons of opportunity

M2 Carbine
June 6, 2004, 10:27 AM
Shooting is very simple.
The bullet hits whatever the gun barrel is pointed at.
All you have to do is keep the barrel pointed at what you want to hit until the gun fires.:)

June 7, 2004, 03:54 PM
"Stop admiring your work."

My followup shots were slow an innacurate because after the first shot, I would look to see how well I did instead of preparing for the next round.

June 7, 2004, 10:29 PM
I never understood the line from The Patriot:

"Aim small, miss small"

It sounds cool, but what's it mean?

June 8, 2004, 10:47 AM
It means to pick a spot.

If you're shooting at a deer, pick a tuft of hair that you can see. If it's a BG, a button on his shirt or whatever. If you shoot at the whole target you'll miss or make a bad hit.

June 8, 2004, 12:04 PM
Dave McCracken

Applies to all disciplines.


June 8, 2004, 12:41 PM
"aim small, hit small"

I'm an amateur, but I get it. Aim at the deer, miss, and you missed the deer. Aim at that tuft (as said above), and you miss, you missed the tuft.... but there was at least 8" of deer in any given direction around that tuft.

Which, of course, is why I get so pissed off when all my shots land within the 7 ring... I was aiming for dead-center X :)

June 8, 2004, 01:21 PM

New one for me.

June 8, 2004, 02:43 PM
BA/UU/R = Buy Ammo/Use up/Repeat

Diggler, go spend a few days in the shotgun sction of this forum. :D


June 8, 2004, 02:45 PM
But I barely have time enough to read the sections I do now!


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