Even the most experienced shooters make mistakes and some are formed by habit but, can be corrected. Personal Defense World broke down 10 handgun draw mistakes and how to correct them, so let’s take a look. They “arranged a consultation with four of the nation’s top trainers, who were eager to share some of the most common mistakes they see plaguing the range — often in otherwise proficient shooters.”
Curious to see if you are making these mistakes?
Proper Grip – This is the first step, if your grip isn’t right, it affects your entire follow through.
Snatch Don’t Pull – “I prefer to teach people to snatch the pistol from the holster,” Thacker said. “This causes a cleaner break from the holster and a smoother draw stroke — this is very important with leather holsters.”
Finger Off Trigger – Always #1 don’t put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
Support Hand – They encourage moving your support hand during your draw. It’s something to consider.
Look at the Front Sight – “The desire to look at the target is overwhelming and must be overcome through proper instruction and practice,” said Head.
Slow Down Strings – Don’t shoot too fast, yes it can be fun, but make sure you have control.
Lack of Economy of Motion – It’s about finding the right balance for your skills. Determine the speed of your draw that allows you to ensure accuracy.
Re-Holstering – “Lack of practice re-holstering is a glaring oversight, according to Harris, because so many things can go wrong.”
Not Changing It Up – Mix up your practice routine. Repeating the same actions, the same course can create an expected reaction. Create diversity to ensure you are challenging yourself.
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