The marksmanship fundamentals are the first key tasks taught to new shooters, and are below only safe weapons handling in importance. Whether you were a recruit at the rifle range, a cop in the academy, or a young kid learning from your dad or uncle, these fundamentals were drilled into your head:
3. Sight Alignment/ Picture
4. Trigger Control
6. Follow Through
The purpose of the fundamentals, ostensibly, is to place a shot at the intended point of aim (POA) on a target (steel, paper, or flesh doesn’t really matter here). Let’s ask ourselves what, exactly, is required to complete that task?