BOOST YOUR ABILITIES BY TAKING THESE ADDITIONAL STEPS
01 TAKE A FIREARMS TRAINING COURSE TAUGHT BY PROFESSIONALS. These reap lasting benefits as you’ll be able to incorporate the things you’ve learned in your regular practice sessions when you get back.
02 ENTER A COMPETITION. Not all competitions replicate what you’ll face or how you should handle a real-world situation. But putting on a little pressure from the timer and the friendly competition will push you to become better, faster.
03 BUY A .22 HANDGUN. You can still shoot more for less money with a .22 and you can concentrate on other fundamentals while not having to address the whole recoil issue. You could even go through some of the same drills twice—once with the .22 and a second time with your centerfire carry gun.
04 REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN. Once you’ve put 50 rounds through your gun in training, you don’t necessarily have to go home. Try your luck with some interactive targets: soup cans, rubber balls, bowling pins, steel plates for some informal plinking fun.