There are various factors preventing a person from having quality gun self-defense training and one of them is the financial cost. Read on and find out how you can hone your shooting skills without breaking the bank.
Self-Defense Training: Hone Your Skills Inexpensively
Going to a shooting school can definitely improve your skills. Nothing can compare to the watchful eyes and precise and clear instructions of an experienced trainer. However, such trainers often come at a cost that some of us just can't afford.
A typical gun self-defense training can cost you a few hundred bucks — not to mention the ammo and travel expenses if the class is out of town.
Still, there's no reason to panic. Below are some self-defense training tips that can enhance your self-defense skills if you're operating on a tight budget.
1. Get some private lessons
Although you still have to pay for private lessons, it is going to be less if you compare it to a continued shooting class.
An hour or two with an excellent shooting instructor will cost you around $100 and a hundred rounds.
However, the good thing is you'll have all the instructor's attention, and it can go a long way.
He can probably teach you some techniques or tricks he doesn't normally teach in a gun shooting school.
Just make sure he has all the right qualifications of a gun training instructor before you start training.
2. Do dry fire practice
Another low-cost way to enhance your shooting skills is doing some dry fire practice drills. Before you begin, you need to have an understanding of the fundamentals of shooting, so you'll know if you're doing it correctly.
Dry practice can help you a lot in getting the mechanics of shooting and gun handling programmed into your subconscious.
You just need to buy snap caps and run some drills in your own home. Balancing a nickel or an empty shell at the end of the slide is just one of the various drills that can hone your skills.
3. Have some home training tools
Home training involves an investment but not as much as the price of ammo. A pellet gun, BB gun, or air gun can be an exceptional training tool.
They have some similarities with the real thing and can be an entertaining way to go plinking or shooting a can or a bottle without using your pricey ammo. If you use these guns, just make sure you apply all the rules of gun safety.
4. Read books and watch videos
There are still some important things you need to know when it comes to self-defense other than just pulling the trigger.
One of them is understanding criminal behavior and how to shift the odds in your favor when faced with a dangerous situation.
There are books you can purchase and videos you can watch that will teach you anything you need to know about self-defense.
This can help you expand your knowledge without hurting your budget. In some cases, you can even get these materials for free.
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A lot of people still don't recognize the importance of training with a professional. Some of them end up buying more guns instead of going to shooting schools.
However, buying expensive firearms doesn't make you a competent shooter. You have to train to sharpen those shooting skills and understand criminal minds.
We are surrounded by reliable, sometimes flashy firearms and world-class shooting schools are within a driving distance. We need to take advantage of it all.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 12, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.