tHE PERFECT PISTOL SHOT
After the The Perfect Pistol Shot was published there was some reader interest in a defensive handgun book. I have just finished the manuscript and its currently with the editor. This is a large book, about 300-350 pages. Instead of a collection of techniques, the book offers a a full handgun self-defense system. The book will be available in trade paperback and Kindle. Spring 2015. In the meantime, I'll periodically update the book's progress here. Thanks for the interest; readers certainly influence my writing projects.
Winter is coming. Stored weapons need to be cleaned, oiled, and properly stored. Avoid humidity as much as possible.
I've noticed many firearm bloggers sharing targets and discussing accuracy. Slow-fire at seven yards with a service weapon should produce one ragged bullet hole. Unfortunately, that's not what passes for decent shooting today. Shooters who accept an 8" circle as a good measure of a group are endangering those around them. At 25 yards, you're bullets will be all over God's creation. Let's be clear. Measuring groups by the distance of the furthest round to the center-most round may produce a "four-inch group" that is actually an eight inch group. Your full-sized handgun is probably capable of a five-shot group within a three inch circle at 25 yards. Work toward the mechanical accuracy of your firearm. Marksmanship takes effort, just like learning to drive a car. Most people don't drive particularly well at the extremes, such as bad weather or high-speed. Likewise, most shooters can't shoot when the target is smaller than an Elvis poster and farther away than the length of a Hyundai sedan. You CAN become a marksman if you will endeavor to study marksmanship and train instead of plink. It does you little good to take advice from other shooters who are unable to shoot accurately. Marksmanship is the basis for all shooting. Your enjoyment of your handgun will rise exponentially if you will invest the time, discipline, and effort to become a marksman. You can do it!
Albert League is a former Marine Corps and law enforcement firearm instructor who consults on a variety of security topics. He is the founder of the Practics firearms defense system and author of the Practics book series.(www.practicsusa.com)