Skip to content

A Follow Up to the “Hardest Shooting Fundamental”

A Follow Up to the “Hardest Shooting Fundamental”

Cajun Arms Firearms training

You heard it. Perhaps we’ve said it to you in class. “Follow through.” Or, “keep your head down.” The main reason is we want you to to stay on target for subsequent shots. Whether you are faced with a deadly force situation or hunting, it is presumptuous to think one shot will do the job. Keeping your sights on target is imperative if you need a follow up shot(s). When you shoot at non-reactive targets, it is natural to want to know if your shot impacted its intended target. (That’s one reason why we use steel targets so much in our classes). However, lifting your head impacts your accuracy through small and typically imperceptible movements. Moving the gun before the bullet is through the barrel is the real problem. The habit of living one’s head is often compounded over time and accuracy degrades along with it. The fix sounds easy but takes discipline. Force yourself to follow though after EVERY shot by purposely bringing your sights back on target. Once you do that, you can shoot again, check your shot, check your back…. This applies to pistol or rifle. With a scope mounted rifle, you should be able to call your own shots without a spotter. Keep that cheek weld is a great place to start. Join Cajun Arms for a class and refine all of your skills!
Never miss a class!

If you are signed up already and would like the guidebook, contact us, and we can send it to you.
We promise to keep you up to date on new and upcoming classes, newly listed firearms, and more (without spamming your email). We don't like spam either. Contact us anytime to unsubscribe.

Looking for insurance to cover you in a firearms lawsuit?

A U.S. LawShield membership supports you in both criminal and civil court with no out-of-pocket expenses beyond the membership fee. Click the link below to get started or scan the QR code with your phone.
Use Promo Code CAJUN2A at checkout for 30 days free.
QR Code for 30 Days Free with US LawShield 30 Days Free with US LawShield