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Target Shooting Practice For Challenging Terrain


Whether you are a hunter, target shooter, 3-gun competitor, or you own a firearm for personal defense, your training plan should include shooting from awkward positions and the only way to be proficient at shooting from these positions is to practice.

In this video, Clint Smith, President and Training Director of Thunder Ranch, puts a shooter through the paces on a course of fire designed to practice safe gun handling skills and shooting fundamentals from varying positions.

Breathing, trigger control, a solid rest, and natural point of aim all contribute to solid hits on target whether shooting from a bench or a pile of rocks.  So the next time you’re at the range, move away from the bench and practice from shooting positions that you’ll likely find in the field or at your next 3-gun match.  That way, you’ll be ready for anything.

Clint Smith is also a Marine Corps veteran and former SWAT team member. The rifle used in this video is part of a series of shotguns and rifles developed by Mossberg in conjunction Clint Smith.  Learn more about the Thunder Ranch Series here.

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