Ever Tried This Shooting Position?

Ever Tried This Shooting Position?

When it comes to the various shooting positions—prone, sitting, kneeling and standing—everyone has their favorite, but have you ever tried this one?

This past July 4 weekend my family and I spent a good amount of time sending lead downrange. I sighted-in two .270 Win. rifles that will be used this fall for whitetails and black bears, and we all had a good time plinking pop cans with .22LR handguns and sling-shots. But we had the most fun shooting my vintage Daisy Red Ryder BB gun, which I received as a Christmas gift 45 years ago.

Although I thought I’d held and shot that BB gun in every manner possible, my 9-year-old son, Luke, showed me a new method. It’s sort of a modified sitting technique, and the key is resting the front of the gun on the toe of your shoe.

I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t twist my body into this shooting shape for all the bucks in the B&C record book. But I watched Luke calmly plink pop cans over and over and over again without a care in the world from this new position.

Luke is still a few years away from being old enough to take firearms safety training, and I can just imagine the look on his instructor’s face if Luke demonstrates this technique during the shooting portion of the course!

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