Basic Shooting Tips
- Safety: Every participant in a SASS® match is a safety officer. Know the safety rules and always practice safe gun handling.
- Have fun!
- Improve your speed: If you want to improve your speed, watch the faster shooters and ask them questions. They don’t mind helping….even the folks in your category will help….that’s the cowgirl way!
- Practice: To get faster, you have to live fire and dry fire practice. Be willing to learn new techniques.
- Transitions: Keep both hands busy (i.e. If putting your rifle down with one hand, then the other hand should be pulling a pistol).
- Exercise and hydrate.
The Mental Game
Below are some good books to help with the mental aspect …
- Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game by Joseph Parent, 2002
- Mental Mechanics of Shooting, How to Stay Calm at the Center by Vishnu Karmakar, 2001
- With Winning in Mind: The Mental Management System by Lanny R. Bassham, 1996
- Finding Your Zone: Ten Core Lessons for Achieving Peak Performance in Sports and Life by Michael Lardon, 2008
- Babes with Bullets: Women Having Fun with Guns by Debbie Ferns, 2005
“You can’t get to a place that you don’t believe exists.” — Unknown
“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.” — Oscar Wilde
“It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” — Paul “Bear” Bryant
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential … these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” — Confucius