Sighting in your Laser

Shooting the Targets

If you want to know about guns then it’s not important to know what guns are good for concealed carry. I’d like to share a couple of tips with you, about how to shoot multiple targets. The first thing is you’ve got to have a soft focus. You stare at nothing, and you try to see everything, that’s number one. Number two is I always lead with my eyes, and that means I have to see the next target before I can shoot it. So if I had two targets here in front of me, I punch out, I engage this target, then my eyes would look over to the next target and I’d bring the gun to meet that plane of vision between my eyes and the target. The reality is in training I exaggerate these movements so I can work on that technique of seeing what I want to shoot before I present the gun to it. I exaggerate it, and as I get better, I smooth out and I do things a little faster. So what is this, one, two, look, one, two, becomes one, two, one, two. My eyes just ahead of the gun. So if we do this live fire, this is what it’ll look like. I’m go ping to shoot this twice, first I’m go ping to do it slow and exaggerated, and then I’m go ping to pick up the pace the second time.

So from a high-ready position, or a ready position, I’ll punch out, engage. Look, move. Just like that. This time I’m go ping to pick the pace up just a little more, I’m go ping to exaggerate just a little less. A little faster, that’s the way I would practice it. So hopefully, this tip is go ping to help you out the next time you go to the range. I’d like to talk to you for a minute about the fundamental of follow-through. Follow-through means maintaining all the fundamentals through the break of the round. That means keeping your head down on the gun, keeping on those sights, keeping that sight picture, and pressing that trigger properly until the bullet has left the barrel. One of the ways we can do this and practice this is by using a laser.

What I could do is, I could turn the laser on my gun while a partner watches me shoot. Now, if he sees that laser dip and come outside of that circle that’s downrange there, or if he sees it moving while I’m shooting and leaving the ciricle, there’s a really good chance that I’m looking downrange to see how I’m doing instead of maintaining those fundamentals and that solid sight picture. Let me turn the laser on and let’s see if we can show you this. All right, I’m go ping to load up. I’ve got my laser on and my partner’s behind me watching. Now, you keep an eye on my target and my laser and I’ll see if I can keep the sight picture inside alignment while I shoot. That looks like pretty good results downrange.

Hopefully, what you saw is that laser rising and falling in recoil, because really truly when you shoot, the gun rises and falls in recoil. If the gun goes up and it stays up, well that’s muscular tension. If the gun goes down and it stays down, that’s muscular tension and either one of those usually means that you’re looking downrange to see how things are going. So follow-through, maintaining all the fundamentals of marksmanship through the break of the round. Don’t neglect it. It’s an important fundamental. Well, it looks like I need to adjust my laser. I probably could a saved the ammo, but I’m go ping to show you how easy it can be to adjust your laser to meet your sights.

Just now, I just shot using the laser and that didn’t work out so good. So when I adjust my laser, it’s just like adjusting sights, except I’m actually moving the laser. I’m actually moving where that bullet impacts, so I want to bring my laser to meet my sights. There’s a wind age adjustment and an elevation adjustment. So the laser came with a little tool and I’m go ping to put that into the wind age adjustment first. I’m go ping to hold it and I’m go ping to aim with the iron sights, and I’m going to crank that screw until that laser comes over, just above my front iron sight. Then, I’m go ping to put that key down in underneath, for elevation.

And I’m go ping to aim again using the iron sights and I’m go ping to use that key to crank that laser and that screw down to meet that front sight. Well now that I’m down there, it looks like it’s pretty good. I’m go ping to make one small adjustment to the wind age and I think I’m good to go. Alright, let’s fire some more rounds and now we’ll see if the lasers on. Alright, just watching the laser when I shoot these shots. Wow! That’s better. Well, I hope that this tip helps you out, so that when you get your laser, you’ll know just how to sight it in and you’ll see how easy it is.

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