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Basic Pistol Shooting

In this series, you will learn proper aim, correct stance, trigger control and much more with 3 Gun National Champion Tommy Thacker and Top Shot Season 4 Champion Chris Cheng.

Aim

Accomplished shooter and 3-Gun national Champion, Tommy Thacker, demonstrates how proper aim allows for more accurate and precise shots achieved by a combination of sight alignment, sight picture, target size, distance and the human eye.

Grip

A bad grip can have a massive impact on recoil, your rate of fire, target acquisition and most importantly, accuracy. Tommy Thacker, an accomplished shooter and 3-Gun National Champion, demonstrates a proper semi-automatic pistol grip.

Stance

A shooters stance can vary widely depending on the type of shooting activity taking place. Accomplished shooter and 3-Gun National Champion Tommy Thacker demonstrates stance fundamentals and how strength and balance can affect a shooters performance.

Recoil

3-Gun National Champion and accomplished shooter, Tommy Thacker, demonstrates how the weight of the gun, weight and speed of the bullet, and firearm mechanics can affect recoil.

Trigger Control

Tommy Thacker, an accomplished shooter and 3-Gun National Champion, demonstrates how maintaining proper trigger control is one of the most important fundamentals for precision and accuracy.

Moving Targets

Season Four Top Shot Champion Chris Cheng demonstrates the fundamentals involved in target shooting and how to improve your accuracy.

Bullet Speed

Season Four Top Shot Champion Chris Cheng demonstrates how to measure the speed of a bullet, and why it's important to know the speed.

Concealment

Top Shot Season 4 Champion Chris Cheng demonstrates how to properly present a handgun from concealment in a safe, smooth and quick transition.  

Aim vs. Impact

In this segment of Firearm Science, learn the fundamental differences of point of aim vs point of impact with pro shooter Jessie Duff and Season 4 Top Shot Champion Chris Cheng.

Revolver Mechanics

In this segment of Firearm Science, learn the mechanics and proper use of the revolver with pro shooter Jessie Duff and 3-Gun National Champion Tommy Thacker.

NRA All Access

NRA All Access connects stories of those who inspire the outdoor world with those who love the outdoors through entertaining and educational storytelling. Offering an insider view, this show highlights the outdoor traditions that millions of Americans and their families value and treasure.