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Thread: How does your shooting method stack up?

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    How does your shooting method stack up?

    A challenging and fun way to hone your shooting skills at home, is to use an airsoft pistol to shoot at empty pop cans tossed up in the air.

    Of course, it only should be done in your garage, and only if doing so is "legal" where you live.

    It also is a simple way to measure just how effective any given shooting method is for Close Quarters use.

    If you can consistently hit small rapidly moving aerial targets at Close Quarters with a shooting method, you also should be able to hit much larger and stationary or slower moving targets in Close Quarters situations.

    So the question is: How many aerial targets in-a-row do you think you could hit using your method of shooting with an airsoft pistol, and on a consistent basis?

    0 - 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 or more?

    I found that it is not easy to hit cans tossed into the air using an airsoft pistol, and even at 6 to 10 feet.

    However, after a fair amount of practice, I can "consistently" hit 4+ cans in a row, and even more at times. For example, I recently hit 10 in a row, and then 11 in a row.

    Because airsoft BB's can go all over the place, I put together a simple and cheap shooting bay to help keep them in one area.

    The bay consists of 3 old sheets that make up back and side drops. See the pic below. Another sheet and two fluffy bath rugs were used as a BB catch basin. Small alligator clips were used to "stitch" the sheets together.

    Note the 2 boxes in the pic that are used to hold up a board with cans on top of it. One grandson uses a spring airsoft gun and thinks shooting the cans off of it, is great fun.

    To hold the pop cans for tossing, I use a small box that is placed on top of the old step stool shown in the photo. I place it back from the bay and by my weak hand, so I can easily grab one can after another, and toss them up. The speed of the cans, and their distance, height, and direction varies with each toss.

    The stand from which the target and pop can are hanging was cobbled together with some "old" pieces of pipe, and some fittings and duct tape. Hangers or wires and alligator clips can be used to hang targets.

    "Real" targets can be used by those who like to practice drawing and shooting, and those who like to practice Precision Shooting with an airsoft pistol.

    Here is a link to a page on my site that has a link to a video of me shooting at aerials using P&S: www.pointshooting.com/aerials.htm

    As any type of shooting can be dangerous, try this only at your own risk and expense. And always use safe gun handling practices.

    Also, WEAR EYE PROTECTION and suitable clothing. Recently, a BB hit my glasses and hard.

    DO NOT TRY THIS WITH A REAL FIREARM.


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    Nice idea. I just moved your thread in the Airsoft Practice and Training forum, which is created just for that reason. To exchange ideas on how Airsoft technology can be used to improve our shooting skills.
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    Check out Jim Gregg's method of point shooting, and you'll be amazed at how often you can hit a quarter in the air...........and how many shots you can fire at 15 feet and have them all touching.
    If it isn't durable, it isn't reliable.

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    A link please?
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    If it isn't durable, it isn't reliable.

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    Thanks.

    I am always looking to round out my repertoire. Every technique is useful.
    Regards,

    Tom
    Last edited by littledoc; 6th August 2006 at 01:37. Reason: syntax, its late....


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