Nothing in target shooting is quite as satisfying as punching on the center ring of a paper target.
And now is actually one of the best times to hit the range. The range traffic is less crowded so there's more opportunity to shoot, the temperatures are cooler so the gun barrel heats up less and it's just plain fun since the hunting season is either long since past or way to the future.
Nice, too, is that the availability of ammunition is back at high levels with some very sensible bargains being available.
The important thing to remember is that shooting more makes one more confident and familiar with the firearm - traits that make one a much better marksman.
Visit The News-Herald's web site for a video on the subject as I talk about the value of shooting more, more often. Go to www.news-herald.com, see the Video bar and search for the Practice makes Perfect slip.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn