Jade Struck, professional shooter with Taran Tactical Innovations, recently shared with Guns.com a few AR practice drills to help improve your game.
As with all drills utilizing a firearm, it’s essential to double check that all firearms are unloaded and clear, and ammo is as far away as possible.
Before practicing any drills, Struck emphasizes the importance of getting acquainted with your rifle like it’s your brother or sister.
The first drill is the up down drill. You seat the stock of the rifle in your shoulder and bring it up to sight and then down. Repeat this until you sight the rifle perfectly each time you raise it.
Th next drill is to bring the rifle up from port arms, a common place to have your gun during competition, and sight it perfectly. Again, repeat this until it’s second nature.
Once you’re comfortable with that, Struck suggests practicing mag reloads. “Try it with the bolt back, with the bolt forward, all these different things so that you can be acquainted with it in every condition that it may be in.”
Once you have these things mastered, you can strap on an unloaded and clear pistol and practice transitioning from rifle to pistol and back, holstering your pistol each time. “You can even practice shooting on the move with this,” says Struck.
The last drill is going from target to target with your rifle. “We can talk about a line,” said Struck. “Know from target to target, the most effective way to get to that line, and get directly there. Don’t go up and down, right to left. No. From one to the next as quickly as possible and effectively as possible”
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