How should you hold a handgun for maximum accuracy?

A gun will be useless if you can’t use it properly. Moreover, it can become dangerous for you too if you use it wrongly. The first and most important thing that you need to know is how to hold the gun properly. Not only it will help you to acquire your target, but it will also help you to get the maximum accuracy.


How to Improve Handgun Accuracy

Today we will discuss how to hold your handgun for getting the maximum accuracy. Follow the below steps:

Assume that the gun is loaded

At first, you will practice holding the gun when it is empty. So unload the gun by removing all the rounds from the magazine. There can be one round even after unloading ready for shooting. Make sure that you removed that round too. Now while you are practicing, assume that the gun is loaded and points it to a safe direction. Never point a gun to someone even it is empty.

Controlling the gun with two hands

The ideal way to control the arm is holding it with your both hand. Holding the gun with both hands ensures that you will get great stability as well as get proper accuracy for shooting. Let me explain how you will hold the gun with both hands. Use your dominant hand to hold the gun by putting it on the grip. Bind your middle, ring, and the pinky finger to hold the base of the grip and the trigger guard. Make sure that the fingers are close but not overlapped one on another. Hold determinedly and keep your index finger of the dominant hand secure on the gun frame. Never put the finger on the trigger unless you have aimed and ready to shoot.

Now put your non-dominant hand on the exposed grip of the gun. When you will do this correctly, the empty space will be filled. Such hand grip for the gun will feel completely unnatural for the first time. But with time you will be okay with it. The purpose of such hand grip is to decrease the recoil of the gun as much as possible. With less recoil, you will get proper stability as well as accuracy.

Take a proper shooting position

The position of the body is also important to consider while you are shooting. Your feet shoulder should be wide, and the knees should be slightly bent while shooting. Never flex the leg muscle as well as don’t lock the knees. Bring the gun from the holster with the dominant hand and then grip it using the method we have discussed above. Stay in a position which is meant to be the ready position for shooting.

Extend your arms and aim

Before you do this, determine your dominant eyes. You can easily find it out in this way – hold your index finder under any object. If the object doesn’t move while you see it by one eye by closing another eye, then the open eye is your dominant eye. The

Now get ready for shooting. Extend your arms in front of you and aim to the target with dominating eye. Almost all guns come with a target acquirer on the top. Look to your target through it. Make sure that the gun is empty while you are doing all these.

Pulling the trigger and firing

The accuracy of your gun depends a lot on the trigger management. You know how to pull the trigger but let me still tell you the ideal way of doing this. Position your body and properly hold the gun. Then put the index finger on the trigger. Make sure that the gun is locked and unloaded.

Now you are ready to make a shoot. Make sure that there is nothing in the middle of you and your target. At first, your hands will slightly vibrate in the shooting position but don’t worry. With time, you will develop muscle memory, and you will not experience it again. Hold your breath and pull the trigger while focusing on the target. You have successfully made a dry fire. Now, slide the gun again and keep dry firing the gun to be comfortable with the gun.

Now prefer for a real shoot

Before you shoot the gun with live ammunition, make sure that you have worn proper safety glass and hand gloves. As the gun will be loaded position the gun at down in a safe position. Rack the slide, and one round is now ready for firing. Focus on your target and hold the gun with your both hand. Keep the index finger away from the trigger before aiming. Now aim at your target and shoot the gun following all the considerations mentioned above.

The above description has let you know how to hold the gun and shoot ideally. Follow the procedure to shoot the gun properly with better accuracy.

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