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How to Improve Shooting Time on the Range; Dry Firing Practice, Cleaning Guns, Firearms Training & More

Finding time to practice skills at the shooting range can be difficult for many people. It is important to plan your range time effectively if you want to hone your skills and improve your marksmanship, though it may be fun to just fire off a few rounds. Whether you use firearms for your career, enjoy competitive shooting, conceal carry, or just shoot recreationally at the firing range, spending time on the firing range can sometimes have time restraints on the time you get to spend there. Today, we at Shooting Range Industries would like to take the opportunity to share tips on improving the shooting range time efficiency at the range.

Practice Before You Hit the Shooting Range

To remain proficient with firearm handling and marksmanship, frequent practice is necessary. Though you may not be able to go to the range as much as you would like, that does not mean you can’t work to improve your skills at home. Below are a few things you can do from home to stay on point with your training in order for you to focus on more important skills when you go to the range.

Dry Firing Training

Practicing with an unloaded firearm can be quite helpful, though it may sound counterintuitive. You can practice acquiring targets swiftly, switching between targets rapidly and maintaining proper trigger control with dry firing since many firearm skills are all about repetition. To help make you faster and more accurate at the range, this action builds muscle memory that contributes significantly. Using laser-based dry fire systems or smartphone-based systems, you can even take it a step further.
Basic stances: Basic stances are an essential element to dry firing. In order for you to be more accurate at the range when doing live-fire drills, practice acquiring a target from the low ready stance, guardian position and a holstered position.

Disassembly / Reassembly & Cleaning of Guns

To be more prepared to quickly handle things like misfires and squib loads at the range, practicing disassembling and cleaning your firearm foes a long way.

Firearms Training at the Shooting Range

Focus your attention on a few key skills that you want to practice and perfect when you are at the shooting range. You can improve your skills through repetition and muscle memory by repeating these over and over again and limiting yourself to only a few fundamentals each visit. By focusing on two or three items each time, plan your drills beforehand from the tips below.
– Sequentially sighting multiple targets.
– Using magazines with a single round, reload rapidly.
– Without changing the sight picture, press the trigger.
– Ensure to keep proper posture and stance.
– Clearing misfires or malfunctions.
– Rapidly acquiring and reacquiring targets.
– A sight picture acquisition and maintenance.

Custom Shooting Ranges for Practice & Training

You can build your skills more quickly and effectively simply by having a clear plan for your range time. Ultimately, to make use of the time you have on the range more efficiently, the above tips can help you significantly. Always practice safe gun handling and storage as well. Contact us to learn more about our custom modular shooting ranges.