In both law enforcement and military, even with home security, shotguns are an overlooked resource. Important on a tactical team, the shotgun is ideal for close range combat, which means it is also ideal for home protection. Whether you are in law enforcement, military or simply looking to be more adept with your shotgun, we at Shooting Range Industries have listed some drills to better handle your shotgun.
Shotgun Mounting, Practice & Training Drills
1) Basic shotgun mounting drill. This a basic drill that is readily taught and continuing the exercise will improve accuracy and handling. Begin with your shotgun held in the ready position, which is the muzzle horizontal or a little higher and the butt tucked lightly under your arm and keep your eyes on a specific spot on the target at the range. Pulling back with your trigger hand and fire accurately, by having seat the gun in your shoulder pocket. Repeating this exercise will create a smoother and smoother action. Don’t worry about speed, that will eventually come.
2) Shooting drills with the weak hand. Law enforcement and military personnel can greatly benefit from being prepared and ready to shoot from the weak hand while in combat. Simply apply the basics to strengthen secondary hand. From traditional shooting positions as well us nontraditional shooting positions, shoot with your weak hand. Not only firing tactics but be sure to practice reloading with your shotgun with the weak hand too. With the weak hand, shoot the same targets after a few static practices and reload while on the move. The m ore you practice with the weak hand the more adept you will be.
3) Flashlight drill. Though this might be more beginner oriented, it is still good to practice. Handle your shotgun without having to constantly keep your eyes on it, keep the eyes on the target instead and keep an open awareness for threats. Set accordingly to shine where the muzzle is pointed ensure your shotgun’s flashlight is properly mounted on. Establish your drawing drills in the dark to shine the light on the target if possible. Continuing the drill until the action is smooth and you are right on target before you add the firing.
As if to shoot crossing shots all the while the beam is on the seam is between the wall and ceiling. Combine the two movements together after each separate movement is fluid. Next, follow the flight line to your target as you start from the read position and move the muzzle. Bring the stock to your face and the gun into your shoulder as you swing the muzzle. After a few practice drills, add firing on the target once the initial movement is fluid and on point.
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There are many different shotgun drills that can improve handling, accuracy, and overall efficiency. Ensuring you apply the drill to your weak side can be very beneficial in many different combat situations and even in home protection scenarios as well. Taking advantage of the shooting range can improve your skills in addition to many other benefits. Shooting Range Industries builds custom shooting ranges to best meet your needs. Contact us to learn more today.