[toc] “Where do I start?” I get this question often, so I thought addressing it here would be a good idea. I'll start with this–long-range shooting is a pretty expensive hobby, but I can shed some light on budget builds that are extremely capable. Start with the Bullet When getting into long-range shooting, a common mistake most people make is selecting a … [Read more...] about Long Range Shooting: How to Get Started
Before you can become that highly-effective tactical operator you see performing mind-blowing training drills, you need to master the basics of firearms training.
Here at Tactical Hyve, we firmly believe that you need to be able to walk before you can run. You need to have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of firearms and basic shooting to progressively get better. Going too fast too quickly can result in serious injury (or death) that will only set you back. Even worse, developing bad habits without knowing it will only make progress more difficult.
We know that you know that "practice makes perfect" and that you should "master the basics." However, we want to show you how those adages will turn you into that ace shot you were destined to be!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_2Gw7CWXEs&t=432s One of the most important aspects of owning and using a firearm is the draw. We’ve all seen the cowboys in movies draw at high-noon in the middle of the town to settle their disagreements. Watching them go at it is without a doubt the most suspenseful part of the film. As you can probably guess, the most important … [Read more...] about Retired Navy SEAL Demonstrates How to Draw a Handgun from a Holster
To those that say flinching is a sign a weakness, they are in the wrong. Flinching is actually a natural response from the body and you should flinch when something happens. Say you're going to lift a heavy couch or desk. When you go “one, two, three - lift”, your body is going to tighten and tense up. Whether we’re punching, throwing an elbow, kicking or any type of … [Read more...] about How to Stop Flinching When Shooting with a Pistol
[toc] Everything You Need to Know To Get a Grip on a Pistol Out of all the new shooters I have ever worked with, and I mean the people who have never fired a pistol, there seems to be one thing they are all afraid of: the pistol flying out of their hands. Don’t get me wrong, that can happen. It’s impressively unlikely though and requires pretty unique circumstances to … [Read more...] about Understanding and Applying a Proper Pistol Grip
[toc] Understanding How the Body Affects Accuracy, and How to Improve Your Shooting Foundation Marksmanship is like building a house. A really nice house. For this analogy, we will group the gun fundamentals (trigger, sight alignment, sight picture, etc.) together and call them the roof. Now, you’ve been practicing the gun fundamentals a lot. You’ve dialed it all in … [Read more...] about An In-Depth Look at Shooting Stances: Isosceles, Weaver & Chapman
[toc] If you’ve spent any time at a range listening to people talk about how to shoot, it’s likely you have heard the terms sight alignment and sight picture. It’s also incredibly likely that whoever said those terms described them in ways that led you to believe they were the same thing. Well, my friends, they are not the same thing. Take a car for instance. Is the … [Read more...] about The Definitive Guide to Sight Picture: What is It, and How it Works to Get Your Shots on Target
[toc] So, you want to learn to shoot accurately, or your marksmanship is not exactly where you want it to be? Don’t fret, my friend. Anyone can learn to shoot accurately, it's simply a matter of instruction. As my friend Rubin said in the film Road Trip: “I can teach Japanese to a monkey in 46 hours. The key is just finding a way to relate to the material.” Comical, but … [Read more...] about What is Sight Alignment? Definitive Guide to Understanding Sight Alignment
What Is Handgun Recoil Management? Simply stated the expression ‘recoil management’ refers to both the mechanical means, AND the individual shooter-technique of regulating the amount of physical movement produced by cartridge ignition and bullet travel through a gun. It is a product of bullet-launching, acceleration, and momentum. Handgun recoil management may be … [Read more...] about How to Skillfully Manage Pistol Recoil