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Practice Pays

Shooting combines the activities of loading and unloading a firearm, selecting the correct ammunition and utilizing numerous marksmanship skills. It is not a difficult activity, but it takes time, practice, coaching and additional self-study to be proficient in the use of a rifle and/or shotgun.

list bullet Seek the help of a firearm instructor to help you when you are learning how to shoot. Join a sportsman's club. For shotgun owners, try some trap, skeet or sporting clays shooting. This will hone your shotgun skills. For rifle shooters, try silhouette shooting or bulls-eye shooting. You can find shooting opportunities that are non-competitive or competitive.