• shooting tips 5 Shooting Tips for Better Accuracy


    Whether you’re trying to tighten up your shot for competition or defense, or both, it’s a learning process every step of the way. Beginners and advanced marksmen can become more accurate by following these 5 shooting tips.

    Know your rifle

    Mastering your firearm of choice is the first step in becoming a better shooter. You will first need to make sure that the distances and types of targets match the gun you’re using. Then it’s time to get to know your gun better than anyone. Learning the specific trigger and quickly being able to reload or clear a jam are essential steps in becoming a more competitive and defensive shooter.

    Learn to read the wind

    Most aspects of shooting – the target distance, gun model, and your stance – are an exact science. The wind is not. The only way you can get better at reading varying wind speeds and direction are to practice at long-range distances. This leads to the next tip.

    Practice makes perfect

    Again, no matter how many times you have done it, you can always do a little more to perfect a skill set. First, practice safety. Second, practice using your specific firearm. Finally, practice different types of target shooting. Once you have mastered one type, move on to the next to become better-rounded.

    Find the right targets

    Not all targets are the same! Find targets that are designed for use with your particular firearm. Set your targets in safe locations and at proper distances, and don’t ever use a steel pistol target that has been deformed or damaged.

    Make adjustments

    Mostly because of varying weather conditions and the many types of firearms, competitive target shooting can sometimes be a trial-and-error sport. As long as you’re always practicing safety-first, try shooting from new spots at varying distances. If one way isn’t working, don’t keep repeating it.

  • Target Shooting Steel Target Shooting – A Hobby, A Job, A Necessity

    What shooting a gun means for one person, means something entirely different for the next. Carrying, owning and shooting firearms have a rich history not only the U.S., but pre-dating our country and tracing all the way back to the 13th century were the first (very primitive) firearms were invented.

    Today, firearms still hold an important place in our society and regardless of what you use them for, target shooting and practicing the proper use of these powerful tools is of the utmost importance!

    The Hobby

    You may be a novice, just entering a fascination with guns and all that you can do with them, or you may be an experienced gun-owner and operator.

    Either way, Round Hanging Targets, Knock-Overs and Flat Top Gongs, for example, are all types of steel shooting targets that will help you refine your craft. Whether you’re into competitive shooting events or you just like to hunt, target shooting can certainly make your hobby more enjoyable.

    The Job

    In this category, we most often think of police officers. It is law enforcements’ job to protect the well-being of the public and its citizens and firearms are often necessary for them to carry out that duty.

    Law enforcement officers are obviously trained properly before they’re able to serve and target shooting is a big part of their training. For officers looking to be the best in their field, Magnum Target has a wide range of steel targets manufactured for law enforcement.

    The Necessity

    Now, you can say that firearms and target shooting are necessities for competitive shooting sports, hunting and police officers – and you would be correct. But here, we are talking specifically about the necessity for average citizens to protect themselves and their families.

    Regardless of your experience with guns, if you feel the need to protect yourself and exercise your right to a firearm, call Magnum Target at 501-503-1525, visit our website and view our products at www.magnumtarget.com and make sure you’re ready to aim and fire when the time is necessary!