The 1911 is an incredibly popular platform for shooters everywhere, but are you shooting your best shot? At Rock Island Armory, we want to help you hit your mark every time, so we've got some pointers to make sure you're getting the best out of your 1911 pistol.
Check out our 3 best tips for taking the best shot with your 1911:
It goes without saying that the way you hold your 1911 is one of the key differentiators between novice and professional shooters. When shooting the 1911, you want to make sure the webbing of your thumb is tucked tightly up into your grip safety. This puts the barrel of the gun in line with your wrist and prevents unnecessary recoil. If done correctly, both of your thumbs should be pointed towards your target.
2. Taking Aim
You've probably heard hundreds of different strategies for how to properly aim a pistol, but most of them have one thing in common: keeping your front sight in focus. Whether you prefer to shoot with one or both eyes open, keeping your front sight in focus will make it easier to align your shot and hit your target.
3. Pulling the Trigger
One of the most common issues handgun shooters run into is properly pulling the trigger. With a 1911, you'll want to place the edge trigger on the pad of your finger, just after the last joint. This will give you an even squeeze and will make it easier to pull your finger straight back—which will help avoid jerking.
Marksmanship is a never-ending journey and, no matter your skill level, you can always be working to improve your aim. Shooting a pistol accurately is an art form. With these tips, you're one step closer to hitting the sweet spot every time.