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Old 01-28-2011, 04:32 AM   #1
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Hi i am going into the criminal justice field. And i would like too get all my skills i can down and as sharp as they can be. First of all i dont even have a handgun yet but im running on a low budget. And do not have 150 to just spend on the NRA basic pistol class. The reason i ask this is because a lot of my cop friends and people i have also seen on this forum say it would be hard too unteach bad habits like at the academy and in my police training. So what are some things i should remember or does anyone know of any good videos any advise is helpful thank you all.

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Is there a shooting range in the area? Do you had a chance to go there and observe?

Check out the shooters. See who is hitting the target the best and ask him or her if they would be willing to teach you.

Check with the sheriff or city police and talk with the person who runs the armory.
They may know of instructors or good shooters who would be willing to teach.

Nothing is free, so you may want to consider offering to supply ammo.

And most police academies would prefer new cadets to have no shooting experience than those who have bad habits. Good luck!

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Hi i am going into the criminal justice field. And i would like too get all my skills i can down and as sharp as they can be. First of all i dont even have a handgun yet but im running on a low budget. And do not have 150 to just spend on the NRA basic pistol class. The reason i ask this is because a lot of my cop friends and people i have also seen on this forum say it would be hard too unteach bad habits like at the academy and in my police training. So what are some things i should remember or does anyone know of any good videos any advise is helpful thank you all.
Youtube is a wonderful thing. There are a bunch of videos on proper handgun shooting techniques. Some are boring and others really well done. In addition to technique, you also have to go with what feels most comfortable to you.
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It is easier to teach someone with no experience than someone with bad habits. If you dont have the funds for proper instruction or another way to get instruction, then dont start shooting. The instructor would rather have a total newbie than someone that is poorly trained. I would concentrate on the safety aspects and learn proper safe handling along with standard range commands. How weapons function would be another good area.

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And something Else that works, once You start shooting,
Record yourself, and compare yours to other's videos. It's how I've been learning to correct when I err, Because I analyze again and again and again, what I did wrong
Biggest thing to train on is finger placement, keep your triggerfinger outside the trigger guard.
Most indoor ranges also have rental guns, so take one of your cop friends shooting

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Try this thread

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f55/pistol-shooting-tip-37627/#post432646

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There are two entirely different schools of thought when it comes to the use of firearms. Shooting to live (fight shooting) and shooting in competition (sport shooting). Fight shooting is a zero defect action, sport shooting can bruise your ego.

The shooter must choose to follow the correct discipline when strapping on a firearm. You have selected fight shooting (LEO) and your life depends on understanding the raw reality of this decision.

The three most important items that you MUST accomplish are:

  1. Training
  2. Training
  3. Training

And when it comes to training I like to remind my students of a quote from that famous philosopher, Yogi Berra; "Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical."

This applies equally to all firearms, shooting and handling. If your mind isn’t into it, DON’T go to work, pick up and load a gun much less shoot it! Not only does your life depend on that decision but every living thing within range of your weapon will!

Start saving your pennies and get some professional training. Just like JTJ stated, you have no bad habits to break! You are the ideal student in the hands of a competent instructor. Find one and use them to mold you into a survivor.

Here are some suggestions for you to get started;And the final suggestion, do what you did with this thread.

ASK QUESTIONS!

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Something to get you started. Make sure you do this in a very safe and slow matter.





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Bello, thanks for those thunder Ranch videos... Much appreciated.

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Bello, thanks for those thunder Ranch videos... Much appreciated.
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