Speed Shooting

Some more key components in speed shooting are the draw, the stance and how to set your natural point of aim. I am going to start out with a stance right now.

  • I like to use my strong hand foot, and back it up 6 to 8 inches from my left foot. This gives you more a stable shooting platform to help with recoil. 


The second phase along with this, is setting my natural point of aim.  In steel shooting, speed shooting, I want to set up for the very first target.

In IPSC shooting you might have a wide array of targets so you may have to kind of pick a happy medium on where you want to start with a draw.

  • The way I do this, I pick the target, I close my eyes, I bring my hands out, I open up and make sure my hands are pointed at the target which will be the gun when I am shooting.
  • And that way it will help you pick up the few extra hundreds of a second on the draw because itís in a natural spot, you donít have to adjust as the guns coming out of the holster. 
  • As you can see over my shoulder my original set up for my natural point of aim is a little left of the target so Iíll adjust my feet so I am pointed directly on the target. 


Now lets go to the next component which is the draw, let me unload my pistol so I can show you the steps in the draw. 

  • First off I like to break my draw down into two segments. 
  • You have a hand drop portion of it and you also have what I call the snatch move, which is the most critical part of the draw. 
  • Itís grabbing the gun consistently every time. I just like to practice by starting my hand here and just doing a quick little move. 
  • Your fingers are just basically lifting the gun out of the holster, snatching it out of the holster.
  • Then what I do is just incorporate that with the hands coming down from the surrender start. Let me show you this full speed.


Now practice these tips at home while dry firing with an unloaded firearm, and Iíll see you next time



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