Pistol Shooting With Lena MiculekJun 25, 2021
Hi, I'm Lina Mitchulik from Sportsman's Warehouse and I'm a professional competitive shooter. Today I will explain the basics of
shooting. Now you have to realize that, first of all, there is no one way to do anything and yes. There's no real right answer or the right way, it's about what works best for you, so over my 10 year career I've taken and listened to a lot of different ideas behind filming and put them to the test, found them, found them. I modified and made something that works perfectly for me, my body, my
shootingstyle and I will show you what is first with any shooting, before we even get to the gun, it all starts with our feet and our stance, our stance is our connection. to the ground and one of the most important parts of being stable when you shoot now I like to start with my feet a little wider than shoulder width, I stagger one foot in front of the other, so as a right-handed shooter I put my left foot forward slightly my left foot slightly in front of my right from heel to toe, come out and that's where we go, remember that your knees should always be bent because as soon as you lock any joint, whether it's your knees or your elbows, you lose all strength and dexterity in them and we want to be ready to run ready to take off, so we're going to have our weight slightly down with our knees bent, nose over our toes, so if you press to the side, you can see my nose is over my toe and I'm not here one of the biggest things we want to avoid and the most common mistake I see is feet in a straight line and what happens is our gun starts to get heavy and we start leaning back and forth and back so we're not going to do that stagger our feet widen them weight forward so now we have our base for shooting now we're going to work up to the arms our arms are very important when it comes to shooting so this is What are we going to do first to determine the exact location that should be there: we are going to take our hands, we are going to place them in front of us and we are going to bring our palms together as tightly as possible. we can push, push, push, push, now we're going to start bringing our palms back to our chest and we're going to stop here.
What you'll notice right off the bat is that where my elbows are, they're straight out. sides and now if you did that with me, you'll notice that you have the most strength here, so why is it that when people pick up a gun to shoot we want to go, we want to extend our arms, which we automatically lose. For our strength and dexterity we rotated our elbows downward, so we did the opposite of everything we learned mechanically when we did this, so now we're going to take our understanding of the elbows and bring our palms closer to our body and apply it to our gun so when I shoot my arms are never fully extended they are slightly bent and look like this not here but here another tip is when you have your elbows out to the sides it can be uncomfortable believe me when The first time I did it I thought, what are these chicken wings?
Like it's going to fly, no, but what it does is move your bone structure to help support recoil management, so if my elbow is underneath, I've created a giant lever. . that every time my gun fires recoil it will naturally want to go up and now I have to fight that recoil with just my muscles. If I only turn my elbows slightly, my arm physically can't bend, so my bone structure is helping. with recoil management is great advice and something that is a little awkward when you first start, but I know that if you put a little time into it you will make big improvements.
Now we'll move on to putting a gun in our hand. I'm a skilled shooter, so I'll demonstrate that way. I'm going to take my dominant hand and no matter what weapon you're using, you always want to grip it all the way up. the absolute top because the lower you grip, the more leverage it becomes and the harder it is to handle that recoil, so we grip it as high as we can with our dominant hand and then with our support hand. I show you a traditional grip and then my traditional grip grip you have your hand and what I call the mitt and it goes right under the trigger guard and your thumbs will be on top of each other pointing straight down the reason we have our thumbs pointing straight down. below blocks our real doll, so if I have my doll here it looks pretty much the same but totally different.
I don't have the mechanical advantage of this joint like I do when I twist and lock it. We run that thumb straight down and that will once again help with recoil management. Now that it's a traditional grip, my grip applies the same idea and fundamentals, but the only thing is that I put two fingers in front of my trigger guard if you're new to this. Shooting, don't start with this, just start with your traditional grip and then once you're completely comfortable with that, you can move on to trying different shooting styles and different grip styles, but just because that's what I do, I want you to. you do it.
I know it's a possibility and an option, a finger or two fingers in front of the trigger guard is an alternative
pistolgrip, so let's put all our feet together, toe to heel, at least shoulder height, nose to the side. forward, knees bent. I'm going to grip my pistol all the way up at the top with my dominant support hand, the hand will rotate to where my thumb is pointing down or towards my target, it will go up as high as possible without touching the sliding elbows will extend. but not all the way and they won't sink in but they will pop out, so when you shoot or when I shoot, this is what my pistol stance looks like.
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