I often tell people you can take golf training tips and replace golf with “shooting” and they apply.
Yesterday, at work, one of the vendors I purchase from sent me a calendar that has golf tips. Let us have some fun and see how well they apply to shooting.
All credits goes to whom ever made that golfing calendar.
Lets look at the advise for December 2018:
Golf is the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off.Chi Chi Rogriguez
Replace “Golf” with “Shooting” in that quote and I would agree.
There are plenty of ways to work on your long and short game in the off season. Up the difficulty of the shots on your practice may by placing a tee upside down on a coin and try to touch it with out knocking it over. This will be nearly impossible but will greatly improve your control. To work on your chipping, place a towel or garbage can about to feet away and practice getting whiffle balls to drop on the towel or in the garbage. For your drive, head out to the garage and swing a weighted club. Doing this all winter will make swinging your normal driver feel effortless.Calendar
So. . .
They are saying you should dry fire when you can not get out to the range. If you are sick or snowed in, you can still dry fire at home for free. Other practice alternatives can include air rifles, air soft, etc, to help you get practical trigger time when you are at home.
Also they say it is good to vary it up with harder to shoot, heavier, or greater recoiling guns. If you practice a little shooting double action only with your revolver your Glock or 1911 trigger is going to seem even easier to shoot. If you practice shooting a heavier guns, your standard guns are going to feel lighter. I like doing the occasional practice with a .40 or my Glock 30 as it makes shooting the 9mm seem like nothing. Just the same with rifles. If you can run a 308 rifle well in rapid fire, the 5.56 will seem trivially easy. Make practice harder than what you expect to need to do.
Standby for the next installment of golf advice for shooters.