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|05-04-2017, 02:24 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2012
I would like to know some of the practice drills some of you use to hone your skills on the field while of the field.
Obviously exercise like moderate running for endurance, and medium weights for hand and arm strength, and basic target practice. But in addition to that?
The one I am working at is what I call the doorway drill.
AT A distance from the target of your normal engagement range, with a torso size target. I use 10-12 paces. Somewhere around 30-40 feet. I put to things on the ground about 3 feet apart, start outside of them, back to the target gun in hand, step between them with a half turn, fire 2 shots, and, hit or miss, step to the other side of the 2 objects with a 180.
I do this strong hand, then off hand, eventually I'll do it akimbo. I am going pretty slow now, and plan on stepping up the speed as my accuracy gets better. After all, the exitmemt of a game makes you faster, it doesn't make you more accurate.
What do you guys do to get good at putting balls on guys?
|05-04-2017, 03:14 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The South
Simple answer from me, and I don't have a ton of time on pistol primary play, but what has helped me the most was just sitting at the local field between games and fire without looking down the sights at various stationary targets. Over time, you will still to learn where you are aiming without needing sights to get you there and you will be able to shoot from muscle memory on target.
That, and practice reloading while crouching instead of from a comfortable standing position.
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|05-04-2017, 05:05 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Edmonton, AB
Things I do at home without actually shooting:
- Reloading. Sometimes I practice reloading while watching TV intentionally not looking at what I'm doing to get the feel and muscle memory down, I will grab a handfull of mags and just cycle through them. I don't do this a lot as you can get pretty proficient at it over time but if I haven't been playing for a while like over the winter its a nice warm up to refresh that muscle memory.
- Trigger pull. just sight something and practice your trigger pull making sure your not pulling your marker off target when your pulling the trigger, when you shoot limited paint and every shot needs to count this can help keep those shots on target reducing strays. you can also use this time to ensure your using a good grip technique checking for things like holding the marker level not letting the nose dive or rise, unless your shooting up or down at targets most of the time things are level with you up close or at a distance so why not train to hold your marker level.
- Movement. like you mentioned you can practice moving while holding a target like keeping your marker trained on a doorway. train both moving upright and moving crouched to minimize your profile or for passing quickly under window type settings. when I do these types of drills I like to focus on moving quick and quiet, I've ran up on people before who later told me they did not here a thing as I ran up and caught them by total surprise.
- Snap shooting. You can practice this by working on stance and torso movement. some people like to lean their torso out from behind cover some people like to roll their torso out from behind cover, find what works best for you and master it learning to pick a target and visualize it through the wall and snapping out onto target keeping a small profile.
you can practice the endurance of maintaining a marker in an up and ready position by finding some weight and practicing "Crush Curls". Instead of holding the weight in your hand/fist Crush it between both hands holding it with your palms facing each other and curl trying to extend your elbows completely at the bottom of each rep with the weight stretched away from your body. I usually try not to lower the weight below my waist with my arms fully extended and will often pause in this bottom position for a moment before completing the curl. squatting is another good exercise since you might find yourself behind a low bunker for a while practicing good squat form will make hanging out behind small cover a lot more bearable.
if your somewhere that you can load and shot I would recommend working on muscle memory so you can work yourself to point and shoot without needing to aim like GanonsGrin mentioned, in the heat of things having to aim to hit a target will slow you down.
|05-04-2017, 05:40 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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|05-05-2017, 12:43 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Saugus MA
I used the same technique with Paintball guns as I did with my bow. With the bow, I'd go out with my buddy Kenny, and we'd roam the woods, picking targets for the other to shoot, at random unknown distances. We'd use "Judo" points so we'd not lose too many arrows, and where we'd roam was a "party" area so there were lots of Bud cans to ventilate. He and I did the same with Paintball guns, he'd pick a target for me to shoot, I'd either hit it or miss. If I missed, I'd shoot it until I hit it, then he'd do the same. Next target, I'd pick for him. We'd spend all day doing this, and as you can imagine, we're pretty good shots with either the bow or the Paintball gun.
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|05-05-2017, 01:53 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: San Diego
This, about proprioception by Agent Smith, changed the way I shoot with a pistol...
https://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/s...ml#post1612968 ....I pop soda cans with my .22 Crosman as fast as I can point n shoot.
Edit..the thing with the books....that especially got me putting the pistol in the same place every time
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|05-05-2017, 09:49 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Point Blank for the Playstation. No, really! Makes for some great "first shot" snapshooting.
On the field though, there's a lot to be said for loading your marker with one ball and going out with it like that - once you start getting comfortable making those shots count (and more importantly, getting into position), then the next time you go out loaded you'll be a serious contender.
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|05-06-2017, 12:39 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: San Diego
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