Shotguns come in a variety of styles and sizes and mainly used for hunting birds and skeet shooting. Holding the gun may sound a simple, but it is amazing to know how many shooters carry their gun in a way which hinders their shooting or is completely unsafe. You may have an excitement to use the shotgun but it may turn dangerous if you do not handle it well.
Here are few tips to grip a shotgun,
Your hands must ensure that the guns are exactly where you look, and it may also not end up beating you severely.
- The Early Protection to Use a Shot Gun
Before you start shooting, always wear an eye protection. Never keep your finger on the trigger until you are prepared to fire and maintain the barrel intended up or straight down on the ground. No matter if you are new in the shooting or highly skilled, keep the safety measures till firing, never point the gun in the direction of yourself or any other person and always assume the gun is loaded.
- The Use of Trigger Finger
The best is to use the fleshy part of the finger, giving them a much better feel for triggering the shot, as they press the trigger just so without a hard push on the trigger.
- Placing the Front Hand
The front hand is used to move and point the guns. Square your palm and hold the gun such that it lies diagonally across your hand. Doing so will put the gun in line with the index finger to make it hold firmly and let you point the gun naturally.
- Right Way to Hold the Gun
A longer hold of the gun gives you a good grip on the gun whereas a grip closer to the receiver swings the gun fast. It is up to you to either take a short or a long hold.Using a leather-covered handguard is a must for guns as it gives you a comfortable grip when the barrels heat up.
- Altogether Now
What do you get? Your both hands perform a different task for the shotgun. The job of your front hand is to point the barrels, and it knows where to go. On the other side, the trigger hand raises the gun to your face and tuck it under your cheekbone.
Your hands have different tasks, but they work together on the gun mount. Your front hand’s job is to point the barrels at the target and to push it out and away from you.
- Do Your Practice
Take five or ten minutes every day to practice your gun mounts with a shotgun while making it sure that the gun is unloaded. A few minutes of indoor practice every day will give you the upper hand when it is time to shoot for real.