Air gun 101 Basics – Tips and Tricks

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    Keeneye
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    Hey All,
    I wanted to try to get the younger ones who have not fully gotten into shooting or are having problems not having the results that they like.
    I thought I knew about shooting till I went to KY and joined a club since it was so close to the house. I started shooting competitively in the early 90’s.
    I shot bullseye pistol. I just couldn’t seem to break out of the 240-250 out of a possible 300. Couldn’t figure out why the top ten people were shooting 290’s up.

    So a buddy and I decided to get an air pistol, I bought a Daisy 777 and we went to go shoot at the Air Pistol class.
    When we went in guess who was there… the top 10 and Master class shooters. Why is this important? None of them told us anything about how they shot well or anything about air gunning, No Real Tips or Tricks. They didn’t want the competition. 

    The reason for this topic is for those who want to learn, can. Also for those who know can help, will.  I’ve been making a vid, and have just posted on youtube.
    There you can see what at least 4 things I think, it takes to become an avid and good shooter.
    You can check it out:  Google    “1Avid youtube” and click on Responsible Shooting. Please leave a response, here and there. I’ll put the link up here later if there is an interest.  

    I would like others to let others know your best Tip and Tricks to become a better shot with illustrations if you can. Thanks Keeneye

     

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    Alan
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    Practice! 

    I shot competitively (powder pistols) for some 7 years. My first few months were what “I” thought were good, but soon learned that “real” shooters almost always shoot in the upper 280s. However, competitive sports, no matter what they are, require the individual to exercise his/her talent, and not necessity that of others. A very good example is the art of holding the weapon itself. 

    I once had a javelin thrower do his best to tell me how to do it. Well, it worked for him, because he was double-jointed! Not me, so I didn’t do very well in that field sport. 

    On the other hand, I grew up in a sporting good store in the Kansas City area. My father, an excellent hunter and fisherman, taught me the basics. But, he left it up to me to use my God-given talent to to perfect the skill in question. So, after about a year of shooting in a league, I managed to be a consistent 280s shooter. You can too! 

    It is NOT going to happen overnight, and it might not ever happen. After all, each and everyone of us have a knack others may or may not have. It all depends on what effort you’re willing to expend. And even then, you might be better off plinking squirrels, rather than targets. 

    So… Seek your own level!

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    Bruce
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    “Keeneye”Hey All,
    I wanted to try to get the younger ones who have not fully gotten into shooting or are having problems not having the results that they like.
    I thought I knew about shooting till I went to KY and joined a club since it was so close to the house. I started shooting competitively in the early 90’s.
    I shot bullseye pistol. I just couldn’t seem to break out of the 240-250 out of a possible 300. Couldn’t figure out why the top ten people were shooting 290’s up.

    So a buddy and I decided to get an air pistol, I bought a Daisy 777 and we went to go shoot at the Air Pistol class.
    When we went in guess who was there… the top 10 and Master class shooters. Why is this important? None of them told us anything about how they shot well or anything about air gunning, No Real Tips or Tricks. They didn’t want the competition. 

    The reason for this topic is for those who want to learn, can. Also for those who know can help, will.  I’ve been making a vid, and have just posted on youtube.
    There you can see what at least 4 things I think, it takes to become an avid and good shooter.
    You can check it out:  Google    “1Avid youtube” and click on Responsible Shooting. Please leave a response, here and there. I’ll put the link up here later if there is an interest.  

    I would like others to let others know your best Tip and Tricks to become a better shot with illustrations if you can. Thanks Keeneye

     

    I am not one of the younger ones but I always want to shoot better.
     

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    ztirffritz
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    Keeneye
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    Hey All,
    Thanks for the response so far, and thanks for putting the up the vid ztirffritz.

    I don’t know who all is on AGN, and what ages, but I’m making another shooting vid starting with a springer that I gave to my dad. It’s a surprisingly good little gun. Great for someone starting out.

    One of the Reasons for posting here and on youtube is kinda regret… I’m way older now and just didn’t think about sharing my advise, that it had taken yrs to grasp, to someone who didn’t appreciate it. I still have issues with it, but know I wont be setting world records for anything, so why not share. People can benefit.
    Also, It bugs me bad that I’m a 3rd gen. Brick Mason, specializing in custom design masonry, and the ones now don’t care, don’t want to learn and everything I see today my dad would say tear it down, if he were here. Everything you have learned ends with you, unless you help or show how. 

    So thats why I wanted to, and hope that everyone else will “give up” something that has helped them become better, and also “what not to do” is about as important. 
    It costs so much to go to the range for powder burners now, I think lots of people will not try.  Solution – Airguns! But they don’t give the results that burners do, (so I thought) They will show you every mistake more real so you can improve.

    It irks me to think that there are some that think, if they can’t be the best they wont try, or those that have a will to learn, don’t have someone to help or someone to show them how. I want everyone to see your comments. Hopefully more will help.

    I don’t know if the vid above takes you to Youtube, but if it does, don’t be afraid to comment, or subscribe or put a comment there or here.
    As I put it in the vid, “Knowing your gun and your Potential is Key” I’ll be explaining it further later.
     Google    “1Avid youtube” and click on Responsible Shooting if you want to see the above vid. on youtube. Maybe I’ll use your comments or Ideas if you want me to. Help me make the vids better. I make sure you get the credit!

    Thanks, Keeneye or 1Avid Air.  

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    Biagio26
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    I have to add. You have to know your basics, and practice you basics and shooting until you are breathing, eating and sleeping your shooting sport. I always try to practice at least 3 – 5 hours of shooting in a week. Then I do about 2-3 hours of dry firing. My coach used to grind me until it all came as second nature to me. You don’t even think about what I’m doing, it just happens.

    For young ones who wants results right now, unfortunately it doesn’t just happen, it takes time and lots of rounds down range. 

    To some it comes very easy and natural, if you ask them how they got there, they will tell you, practice.

    A few years back, I met a fantastic shot from Poland. He won 3 National titles in a span of 5 years. I asked him, how much do you practice. He said he does about 2 – 3 hours every day of the week. He has a basement range that is 11 m long. Perfect for 10 m air rifle shooting.

    Just my thoughts 

    Biagio   

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    Keeneye
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    Hey All,
    Wanted to tell you about one of the best tips that I ever did. Google   “edgun tips and tricks” click on 1avid tips and tricks.

    I started a review and tips and tricks. I guess it was too cold for the camera’s they quit working. I went on and did what I could, but check out the tips and tricks. Leave a comment if you like. I’ll do another review when it gets warmer or use better camera’s.
    Thanks, Keeneye

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    Keeneye
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    Here is the link. I hope it works. 


     

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