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I'm working on joining a local club but while I go through the process, I'm looking to pick up as much as I can on my own.

Anyone know any good videos or books for target shooting training? I just got done reading "The Perfect Pistol Shot" by Albert League and have started the "Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Handgun Marksmanship" by Peter Lessler.

Just wondering if anyone had any other recommendations. Videos would be nice because sometimes you just have to see what someone is doing to get what they are saying.

Specifically I am looking at Bullseye but basic marksmanship or other competition may be useful as well.

Any ideas?
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Jim,
Here's a few links that will help you out.

Ed Hall's site.
http://www.starreloaders.com/edhall/index.html

John Dryer's site.
http://www.bullseyepistol.com/index.htm

A very good Bullseye only forum.
Bullseye L List website: http://groups.google.com/d/forum/bullseye-l-list?hl=en

Read as much as you can, but remember there's no substitution for dry firing and practice. Go to as many matches (as a participant). Ask lots of questions why they do the things they do. As I've seen in most shooting disciplines, the shooters are very welcoming and will try to teach you to beat them.

Don't waste lots of time trying to figure out the super secret's, there aren't any. It's just repeatedly applying the fundamentals. Those are what you need to work on.
 

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Go to the sites in al45 post and look for the Army and Marine Marksmanship training manual. You can download them and print them out or you can download ,burn them to a CD. Take the CD to UPS or other printing store and have them print it out. It will cost you about $20.00
If you print them out I would edit. The Marine book has many blank pages for notes and such. The Marine book is 158 pages. You could probably reduce that to 25-40 pages. The book is repetitive for 22LR, centerfire and .45ACP which you could just print one caliber and repeat.
 

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Printing out a book

It's always a good idea to check to see if it is legal to download and print out any book or manual first. Anything that is copyright protected may cause issues......

When I shot "Bullseye" I purchased a used Army Marksmanship Training Manual (the old Blue Book) and read it many times. It was a good resource that helped to develop my shooting skills.
 

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This great video's.


Jim,
Here's a few links that will help you out.

Ed Hall's site.
http://www.starreloaders.com/edhall/index.html

John Dryer's site.
http://www.bullseyepistol.com/index.htm

A very good Bullseye only forum.
Bullseye L List website: http://groups.google.com/d/forum/bullseye-l-list?hl=en

Read as much as you can, but remember there's no substitution for dry firing and practice. Go to as many matches (as a participant). Ask lots of questions why they do the things they do. As I've seen in most shooting disciplines, the shooters are very welcoming and will try to teach you to beat them.

Don't waste lots of time trying to figure out the super secret's, there aren't any. It's just repeatedly applying the fundamentals. Those are what you need to work on.
 

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I have read lots of books but nothing comes close to time spent with a competent trainer. Many of the drills, techniques and tips I picked up from two days with Larry Vickers far outweigh all the books I have read. I don't mean to imply books have no value, Much of what I read provided the required foundation but there will come a point where you need to spend time with a professional.
 

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http://www.bullseyeforum.net/

http://tonybrong.blogspot.com/


Very info already provided, just adding some more reading.


Find a place for bullseye shooting. Work on fundamentals. Dry fire as much as possible at home (at blank white sheet of paper on wall to work on sight alignment, trigger control, and when NOT to shoot).

Enter a match to get some exposure to match conditions. Be patient and realistic. You will not start off as a master class shooter. Don't get frustrated. Skills and knowledge will come. It will amaze you how much better you will be in a year or so. You'll work on things down the road that didn't even make sense to you at early stages. There's a big difference about "talking the talk" and "producing at match time." Learn all you can, stay quiet (very common for people to become very "expert" in talk early looking to show of knowledge. You're not looking to show off. You are looking to quietly and confidently produce when the line is hot. A BIG difference.

To me, growth and advancement in bullseye shooting is it's own reward. One great quote I came across during my competitive shooting career is: "No man is in competition with another man, he is in conflict with his own errors."

Set goals. Keep things simple. Let your muscles develop. Let your mind catch up. Compete. Evaluate, and grow.

It IS fun, if you enjoy the journey. It's a life long process. Good luck.
 

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Let me recycle something posted in another forum on the same subject:

A fellow shooter in the Bullseye group loaned me the Civilian Marksmanship Program DVD set Mind Over Matter: Bullseye Pistol Competition Shooting. http://www.odcmp.com/Comm/Publications.htm While the narrator is an annoying expensive haircut and the safety messages are lengthy, the members of the Army Marksmanship Unit explaining the fundamentals, gear, training and range performance is top notch.

Here is a video that is not on the DVD of one of the shooters explaining rapid fire:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vas82EWncdw

Keith Sanderson has a few ideas on competition shooting, not all in Bullseye format:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk-4maiu3hg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfARgCqWCvQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a0gj9rJShE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x4MNZssk_U&list=PL5A8889D6093A1134
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIvhDUV9hQQ&list=PL5A8889D6093A1134
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hySB5_6QdYo

Also keep an eye on what International target shooters are doing.
 
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