Shooting trainings are not addressed exclusively to people who want to professionally do this sport or need a gun at work. It’s becoming more and more common that the participants are simply passionate about guns and shooting. They want to polish their skills and gain new abilities. Especially since shooting is actually kind of addictive - you can never forget the moment when you first aimed perfectly at the target. Therefore, very often someone just casually comes to the shooting range every once in a while, without any specific plan in mind, just for fun. And six months later they are all caught up, reading about types of guns and everything and participating in a shooting training.
So what kind of trainings can we take part in if we want to learn how to shoot or improve your skills in this area?
At the beginning of your adventure with shooting the best option are sport shooting trainings. They are organized for people with different level of advancement, so everyone can find something for themselves, even the very beginners. You will find out how to work with different elements of the gun to hit the target perfectly. You will also practise your position and correct handling of the firearm, and you will find out something about techniques of non-shooting training - which is really important to lead you to perfection. Another crucial component of the training is learning how to safely handle weapons, including removing jams.
If you choose a more advanced training, you will have an opportunity to polish your skills. You will also find out how to match shooting equipment, including the pouch, holster and belt. On this stage of training you will also learn how to quickly get your gun in and out of holster, and how to change the magazine while shooting. Participants of advanced training will also learn techniques of moving forwards and backwards with a gun in hand.
Those who will master the techniques of sport shooting on advanced level can take a step further and try combat shooting. What is combat shooting? Well, unlike the sport shooting that takes place on a shooting range, here it is all about using firearms in a situation of actual threat. Of course this does not mean that every participant of the training will actually use weapons in a fight. Although among those who take part in this training there are policemen or security guards or people that have a permission to carry a gun for their own protection, a lot of people participating are just enthusiasts who want to try something new and live an exciting adventure. Because learning combat shooting is definitely exciting and it gives you a chance to feel like a star in an action movie.
Basic training of combat shooting is a course focused on using a short firearm in self-defense. It is the most practical training for people who do not carry out work related to weapons. An important part of the course is the psychological issues. There is a huge difference between shooting to a shooting shield and aiming a living person, even if they attack you. It is always associated with high level of stress so during the training the participants are learning to work with weapons in stressful and emotional situations. They will also learn the regulations in regards of necessary defence. Another part of training is learning to aim without waiting for favorable conditions. This training is highly recommended to anyone who owns a gun for self-defence.
Other combat shooting courses are for instance learning to shoot in motion or using firearm against several enemies, as well as learning to shoot from a moving car or to fight at a close range.