Improve Your Shooting Skills By Measuring Your Firearms Training

by Braxton Taylor

Hey guys, what’s going on, Chris Sajnog here, founder of The New Rules of Marksmanship training system. In this post, I just want to teach you to improve your shooting skills by measuring your firearms training. Now let’s go ahead and get started. 

Benchmarks

One of the most common questions I get is how to measure your training. People want to know a benchmark score or a benchmark time. They ask, “What’s a good time for doing a certain drill? Or “What’s a good score? 

I do not use benchmarks at all. Anytime you use benchmarks, what they’re going to do is they’re going to hinder your training. If you are a good shooter and you’re told that a certain benchmark time or score is good, then once you get to it, you won’t push yourself to keep getting better.

On the other hand, if you are a bad shooter, and you are told that a certain time or score is good, it may seem too hard to reach and you’ll give up. So do not use benchmarks at all, they’re just going to hurt you

What Do You Measure?

The best way to improve your shooting skills by measuring your firearms training is by actually measuring the training because that is something that you can control. 

So if you’re trying to measure your score, or measure your time, you’re always measuring what’s called lag measures. You’re measuring something that’s lagging behind the actual event. So we want to measure what happens before the gun goes bang. Those are called lead measures

Those are things that you can change every time you train. So let’s say when it comes to shooting if you knew that your score would get better, or your time would get faster if you worked on your vision. If you practice that each and every day, you’re going to be getting better. So that’s what I want you to measure. I want you to measure those lead measures, not the lag measures of your score or your time. 

So that is it for today on how to improve your shooting skills by measuring your firearms training. I hope this video has helped and until next time, keep paving your path to perfection.

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