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What Makes A Good Pistol Or Rifle Shooter

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Reevo17, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Reevo17

    Reevo17 Very Active

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    For me I find I’m much better with pistols than rifles....Probably playing with cap (crap) guns from and early age...

    I shoot my pistols over 6-10yards and enter the umarex boys club. With my HW40/75 I can score 49 even 50 (out of 50) both two and 1 handed, even with the 45 I can score 48 2 hands...

    Rifle shooting however I can group and shoot well but I find I always have such a heartbeat tremor and it can be stressful / hard work - well scoped anyway.... my 30s Williams sight is a dream and a real pleasure...

    Some people say they cant shoot pistols...

    I can hold a pistol out and shoot straight, but standing with a rifle I’m swaying everywhere, yet some people will take standing shots 30yards at rabbits without a hitch

    Strange isn’t it.

    Maybe not discussion worthy just me sharing the rubbish in my grey box


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    Sky Top Poster

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    Only one reason really - practice. :)

    The right technique helps too. ;)
     
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    pjgtech Keep Back...!! 2 Metres min...!!

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    I'm crap at both, but I love trying anyway... :thumb:
    Have not had any real practice time with my hw40 yet, but I plan to spend a bit more time with it when the weather gets better, as it'll be ideal for the garden.... :)
     
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    A rest!

    :D
     
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    This, coupled with lashings of consistency!
     
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    Indeed, probably the hardest thing, especially when using the springers as you move to cock then re seat yourself...


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    Standing shooting is about technique and practice. It seems strange, but in my experience,pistol shooters can usually shoot rifles but not vice versa.Maybe something to do with core strength and concentration but who knows.
     
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  8. Peter Norris

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    If you can try join a club which is primarily FB/RF, but accepts air rifles.
    There you would receive proper guidance and tuition. You will never learn over the internet.
    FB and RF target riflemen are very skilled.
    Peter.
     
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    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    1. Being on target, so your whole focus is on where you are placing the pellet and nothing else, not your gun, not breathing, follow through or any of the other things you need to do to get it there. Practice, knowing your gun well and having the confidence not to have to think about when to shoot.

    2. Knowing when not too shoot.
     
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    35yrs of practice... :thumb:
     
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    Great advice thanks chaps


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    Not thought of this before and realising we are held in such high esteem!

    We always make beginners and inexperienced welcome and, one of several of us coaches are mostly on hand to guide.
    I would also add knowing your own limitations both physical and mental. I was a pretty accomplished pistol shot back in fullbore days, both target and more so practical, but now with the diminishing of my eyes I’m sh!te compared to back then. Happy to and apparently OK at coaching it but, can I hit like I used to? :mad:

    Long guns (including practical) I am better now than ever because as above I know when to and when not to pull the trigger......
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    I’m far better with rifles than I am with pistols - but that’s a practice and interest thing I’d say
     
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    Yup, pistols hold absolutely naff all in the way of appeal fer me... :thumb:
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    I sometimes really, and I mean really fancy one so I’ll get one... it’s moved on in a month or so....
     
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    See I like both, just get frustrated at times with myself with rifles, probably because the scope emphasises that I’m alive lol

    But soon I’ll be completing the pistols. I have a 40, 45 and 75 and I’ll be getting a 44 with a bit of luck!


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    I used to shoot 6 yard bell target years ago so always considered myself a 'good' standing shot. Not now. I really only shoot off bags or sticks now.

    Having said that I was always rubbish with pistols so never stuck at it, but lots of practice over the last year and I can comfortably shoot standing 1 handed now. The rifles don't get a look in.

    A lot of it is down to practice and knowing your limitations. I'm carp at both!
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Practice and learning from what doesn’t work.

    That’s it
     
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    Can't shoot rifles and even worse with pistols but I enjoy both. Not being blessed with a big garden it makes more sense to use pistols here and rifles down the range.
     
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    I have never been much good with pistols when we were allowed, so don't bother with air pistols, age doesn't help either :) Fine with all types of rifles thank goodness.
    Still got my muzzle loading .44 Ruger Old Army as a souvenir - it weighs in at 3.5lbs !
    Happy shooting.
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