Improving Shotgun Accuracy
shotguns lined up next to one another along a wall

Shooting a shotgun remains one of the most popular activities seen at many Clark County shooting parks and Las Vegas gun clubs. Shotguns are fantastic. They’re fun to shoot and the spread makes it easier to hit your mark. Still, you need to have some grasp on what you’re doing when you aim your shotgun, and we’re here to help you with that. These are some basic shotgun shooting tips that will make sure you are hitting your mark consistently.

How to Shoot a Shotgun for Beginners

Start at the Bottom

The basics of shotgun accuracy are similar the basics of shooting any type of gun, and it starts at the bottom. Your feet and the way you stand will provide you with the base of your shooting, and you’ll want to be sure to do so properly. Stand strong with one leg placed slightly ahead of you with a slight bend. Rest the majority of your weight on your front foot and be sure to point your toe towards your target.

Shoulder Placement

Finding the perfect placement of a shotgun against your shoulder doesn’t need to be a struggle, but it is a key part of consistent shotgun accuracy. In fact, it’s actually a straightforward process that you’ll always remember once you learn it. If you raise your arm up, you can feel a slight pocket that is shaped perfectly for the butt of the shotgun.

End at the Top

The last thing to do before squeezing that trigger on your shotgun is to make sure your cheek is placing the proper amount of pressure on the gun. Adding too much pressure or not enough can have a negative effect on your aim. The best thing to do is to focus on making sure you hit the same spot with your face every time and make sure to keep the pressure sturdy, not loose.

If you’re looking for a great place to practice shooting a shotgun come down to the Vegas Machine Gun Experience. Our Clark County shooting complex prices are the best in town so book a gun range package today.

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Dianna Wyson