Marksmanship and combat shooting book
Marine Corps Rifle Range – Combat Marksmanship
Tactical Pistol Marksmanship: How to Improve Your Combat Shooting Skills
Point shooting —also known as target-  or threat-focused shooting ,  instinctive aiming , instinctive firing , and instinctive shooting —is a method of shooting a firearm quickly and accurately that does not rely on the use of the sights in close quarter, life-threatening situations where there is the greatest chance of being killed. Point shooting is also a technique used by trained archers and marksmen to improve general accuracy when using a bow , firearm , or other ranged weapon. By developing a feel for a given weapon such as a pistol , the shooter can become so accustomed to the weapon's weight and where it is aimed that they can remain relatively accurate without the need to focus on the sights of the gun to aim. By continuously practicing with a weapon, a shooter can develop a subconscious coordination between their eyes, hands, and brain, utilizing a natural human sense known as proprioception to aid in the proper and accurate use of a ranged weapon to the point that they can fire said weapon by "instinct". One point shooting method, referred to as aimed point shooting, has been used and discussed since the early 19th century. Mention of the use of the middle finger can be found in books from the early s up through the 20th century: ,  ,  ,   ,  ,  ,  ,   ,  ,  and in many other military manuals on the M
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Shooting is the act or process of discharging a projectile from a ranged weapon such as a gun , slingshot , crossbow , or bow. When using a firearm , the act of shooting is often called firing as it involves initiating a combustion process deflagration. Shooting can take place in a shooting range or in the field, in shooting sports , hunting or in combat. The person involved in the shooting activity is called a shooter. Shooting has inspired competition, and in several countries rifle clubs started to form in the 19th century. Shooting technique differs depending on factors like the type of firearm used from a handgun to a precision rifle ; the distance to and nature of the target ; the required precision; and the available time.