GUN What's the cheapest accessory/purchase an inexperienced shooter can get to improve?

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  1. P-chan

    P-chan New Member

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    #1 purchase on the list is more range time(duh), but what about after that? Talking about handgun shooting for now.

    I really like what yar was writing about in the "call your shot" post - double ears, keeping your eyes open, dotting the I, all that stuff I've been trying to concentrate on so far.....
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    snap caps to dry fire like a mother fucker

    a good holster + mag pouches to practice drawing/reloading
     
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    Ammo (not really a cheap accessory anymore

    Good/Comfortable eyes/ears. I have been just a guilty of anyone, if you have crappy fuzzy glasses or ear protection that is inadequate/uncomfortable it is hard to focus on technique.

    If you get into rifles a spotting scope is really nice. Being able to set up 4 or more targets and see where you are hitting without waiting for a clear range is so much nicer
     
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    Jas0n Антихрист

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    :werd: @ snap caps. You can get a small handful for probably less than what you'd spend on lunch but they're great for dry firing practice and also to mix in with real ammo on the range so you can practice clearing drills and so forth.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    1) Ammo (not so cheap anymore) but some higher quality ammo than WWB can provide a more consistent grouping, not to mention some guns just function better with different ammos.

    2) I'm going to second the snap caps, for dry firing, range clearing drills, but the biggest draw for them to me is to pull the trigger and nothing happen then you can look down the sights and see if you manage to hold on target or if you pull. I like doing the last idea with a revolver, because you can simply leave one empty and twirl the cylinder before you close it and you will not know when the blank is coming, with an auto I would bury the blank in the magazine the night before.

    3) Targets/binoculars. The targets that light up when you hit them or a set of binoculars to see where you hit the target are very helpful. This way you can see where your shot hit easier and adjust, rather than just shooting until the range goes cold and being able to inspect closely, while you have been shooting, but making no corrections.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Snap caps! Work on your trigger press and sight alignment. This will work wonders for you.
     
  7. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Get a glock and not worry about snap caps
     
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    I hereby endorse post #8.
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    :nono:

    Buy them now, use for malfunction drills later.
     
  11. Paul Revere

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    i didnt mean for firing pin protection only :hsugh: they're a great help in malfunction clearing.
     
  12. Keesh

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    I love snapcaps and .22 kits.
     
  13. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Empty brass casing works fine for that usually better actually
     
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    Most guns cant feed empty brass.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    XS sights and better hearing protection
     
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    why are you arguing with me.
     
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    snap caps. either have someone else load your mags, or load them without thining of how many rounds you're loading. Think about me fucking your girlfriend while loading.
     
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    :o

    it was late :o
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Glocks can, but it gives more of a chance to pratice stripping and ripping
     
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    put your ammo in a bowl along with the snap caps, and close your eyes while loading?

    it's important to be able to do things while blind- load, field strip/reassemble... pistol whip?
     
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    Good advice on the snap caps - I'll just have the wife load my mags :bigthumb:
     
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    because that's what they're there for!
     

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