Regular practice is essential for building any skill, including shooting. However, there’s a difference between simply taking the gun to the range and actually having structured shooting practice. The former is definitely fun and can be helpful to a certain extent, but the latter is what will really help you build your skills.
Here are some reasons why structure is important for practicing your shooting:
1. Focus On Key Skills
With unstructured practice, you’re working on your shooting in general. This allows you to get more hours in and build experience, but it doesn’t necessarily help you identify and improve areas where your skills may be lacking. With more structure, you can add drills that target key skills you want to improve.
2. Stay Consistent
Consistency is important for any pursuit. Without a sense of structure, you are unlikely to be consistent with your shooting practice. You may go to the range whenever you feel like it or when you remember, but this may not be at regular intervals. To create a more consistent routine, think about how often you can reasonably practice and commit to specific days and times you will dedicate to range time. Keep in mind that dry fire training can also be helpful and may be easier to schedule consistently, especially if you are low on ammo.
3. Avoid Losing Skills Over Time
The longer you go without practicing, the more likely your skills are to diminish. By having a structured routine, you can make sure that you continue to practice specific firearm-related skills regularly and stay sharp. This is especially essential if your main purpose for owning a gun is self-defense. In the worst-case scenario, adrenaline is high and you need to have a strong foundation of skills.
How Training Can Help You Create A Routine
Even if you understand the importance of structure in your shooting practice, it can be difficult to actually create this structure on your own. Getting one-on-one training can help immensely. It allows you to work with a professional to identify drills and techniques that could be more beneficial for you. Your trainer can help you create a schedule to continue your practice in a more structured manner.
Firearms Training In Arizona
The Hub has locations in Lakeside, Phoenix, and Tucson, AZ. We can help you hone your skills and offer a variety of classes and one-on-one training, as well as ranges at our various locations for continued practice. We also have a wide selection of firearms, ranging from affordable options to high-end and hard-to-find pieces. Whether you’re a beginner, an expert, or anything in between, we can help you.