Pro Tips to Follow When Hitting a Shooting Range for the First Time


If you’re like most people, picking up a gun and shooting it freaks you out just a little bit. It’s normal. The first time I went to a shooting range, I was so nervous that I could barely hold the gun steady. But with a bit of preparation, like getting the proper gun accessories and some pro tips from experienced shooters, you can easily overcome your nerves and have a great time at the shooting range. This blog post will talk about what you need to know before your first trip to the shooting range. We’ll also give you tips on hitting your target every time. Are you ready? Let’s get started.

Learn the Basics of Gun Safety

rangeThe first and most important thing you need to do before you even think about going to a shooting range is to learn the basics of gun safety. This means understanding how to properly handle a gun and store it safely and what to do if something goes wrong. You can find plenty of resources on gun safety online or take a gun safety course from a local gun club or shooting range. Once you feel confident that you understand the basics of gun safety, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of gun you want to shoot.

Wear Proper Gear

Next, since you will be handling firearms, you must ensure that you have the proper protective gear. It includes earplugs or earmuffs to protect your hearing, safety glasses to protect your eyes, and an excellent breathable mask to prevent gun smoke from irritating your lungs. You may also want to invest in suitable shooting gloves to help you keep a steady grip on the gun. Lastly, don’t forget to wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing that you can move around in quickly.

Make Use of Your Dominant Eye

Before getting to the shooting range, you need to figure out which eye is your dominant eye. The eye will be looking down the barrel of the gun when you’re ready to shoot. To find out, point your finger at an object in the distance and then close one eye. The open eye should be aligned with your finger. That’s your dominant eye. If you’re right-handed, your dominant eye is probably your right eye; if you’re left-handed, it’s your left eye.

Work on the Correct Trigger Positioning

shoDid you know there are three ways to position your finger on the trigger? The first is called the “pad” position, when you place your finger on the trigger. The second is called the “crease” position when you place your finger in the crease between your hand and your finger. And lastly, there’s the “full” position, when you place your finger as far back on the trigger as possible.

Which one you use will depend on your hand size and the gun you’re shooting. Experiment with all three to see which one feels most comfortable for you. One more thing to remember is to keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. That means pointing it towards the ground when you’re not shooting. And when you are ready to shoot, always point the gun at your target, never at anything else. Now that you know the basics, it’s time to head to the shooting range. With a bit of practice, you’ll be hitting your target in no time.

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