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How to get better at taking shots

I suck at taking shots, any tips for better shot taking :)?


I suck at taking shots, any tips for better shot taking :)?


make the liquor colder - the colder it is, the less the alcohol wants to vaporize, which means less burning. Keep the bottle in the freezer (it can't freeze, it will just get really cold.) And you'll be downing shots faster and easier.

I'm not going to suggest you use chasers, because that's just going to make you look more inexperienced. You just need a few seconds after a shot to recoup, and you're fine. If you must, just take a sip of something afterward. Little snacks are good too, like bite-size pretzels.

You could also get you or your friends to make "shooters", which is meant to be taken in one shot, but it will be fruity, or creamy, or some combination of flavors. This website has tons of recipes:

Also, if you're really not in the mood to take a shot, just try to avoid it. I know some people like to get their friends wasted, but if you really didn't want to take a shot, and you'd rather have a mixed drink, I don't see how they could have a big problem with that.

I think people just learn as they go. It's not hard. And if you start putting too much effort into it, you'll probably become a master at it, and then your friends will feel incompetent about THEIR own shot-taking skills. Ya know, don't pressure yourself.

Have a better chaser!

Plug your nose as you down the shot. You'll be able to handle it better. Have a chaser (water, pop, beer, etc.) to wash it down with.

just swallow it down like medicine.

Try taking girly shots like a washington apple or slippery nipples. they are sweet and earier to swallow.

i suck too, it hurts real bad and there's not much u can do. the most important thing is to be still, becuz if u move and they mess up, u might need surgery....

Don"t sip, take in 1 go and swallow asap, if need be have an alco pop or something to follow

Try putting a little of what ever you are chasing it with in your mouth first, but do not swallow. Then take the shot. Throw your head back at the same time use a quick flick of the wrist to shoot it.

Without a chaser do not breath through your nose. Throw the shot back quickly and swallow without breathing through your nose.

some people just weren't made for shots, just like one person might be able to chug a beer in 4 seconds that is definately not the norm. stop drinking to impress people and just drink to enjoy them, sipping a shot doesn't make you a sissy

have a good chaser on hand quickly or jus swallow like there's no tomorrow so you won't taste it.

Why try to get better at something that doesn't benefit you. Next time your friends suggest a shot do what I do and tell them that" only alcoholics do shots and that I like to enjoy my drinks" sip on a margarita and laugh at them when they get drunk.

Top 7 tips for safe drinking

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to:

  • embarrassment
  • injury
  • accidents
  • health problems

Even drinking small amounts of alcohol increases your cancer risk.

No amount of alcohol can be considered safe. However, practicing ‘safe drinking’ can reduce your risk of harm. Follow this advice to drink safely.

1. Understand both how much alcohol you are having and how much you should have

Drinking can be part of a healthy lifestyle if you learn as much as you can about the effects of alcohol on the body. To reduce the lifetime risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury, you should follow The Australian Guidelines.

The Australian Guidelines recommend healthy adults should drink a maximum of 10 standard drinks a week, and no more than 4 standard drinks on any one day.

A standard drink contains about 10 grams of ethanol (alcohol), which is the amount your body can process in one hour. How much alcohol you can handle depends on your age, weight, sex and how you feel at the time.

Drinking more than the recommended amount can increase your risk of accidents, injuries and hangover. Regularly drinking too much also increases your risk of developing ongoing health problems. These can include:

  • heart disease
  • cancer
  • liver disease
  • mental illness
  • brain damage

Learn more about how alcohol affects your health here.

2. Eat before (and during) drinking sessions

Alcohol enters your bloodstream through your stomach and small intestine. If your stomach is empty when you start drinking, the alcohol will enter your bloodstream faster. You may feel the effects of your drinks quickly, making it harder to manage your drinking.

It’s a good idea to eat before your first drink, and while you are drinking. Also try these tips.

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Don't mix alcohol with sugary or energy drinks.
  • Avoid salty snacks while drinking. They can make you thirsty and more likely to drink more.

3. Count your drinks

It's easy to drink more than you realise. A standard drink is a can or bottle of mid-strength beer, 100ml of wine or a 30ml shot of spirits. Drinks served in bars or restaurants often contain more than one standard drink.

Set yourself a drinks limit and stick to it. Avoid drinking in rounds (especially with friends who drink too much). Try to finish your drink before you start another, rather than topping up your glass.

Use this standard drink calculator from DrinkWise to work out how much you are drinking

4. Slow your intake with alcohol-free drinks

The amount of alcohol in your blood (blood alcohol concentration, or BAC) influences how alcohol affects you. The higher your BAC, the more at risk you are of injury or overdose.

The faster you drink, the higher your BAC, as your body can only process one standard drink per hour.

Find out more about standard drinks here.

To keep safe, slow your drinking down to one drink per hour. You can do this by:

  • drinking non-alcoholic drinks as well as alcoholic drinks
  • drinking water to quench your thirst before you start drinking alcohol
  • opting for low-alcohol drinks
  • sipping rather than gulping your drink
  • putting your glass down when not drinking


Skip the drinking games and shots

When you binge drink (drink more than 4 drinks in one session) and get drunk, you're more likely to:

  • get hurt
  • put yourself in a dangerous situation
  • embarrass yourself
  • suffer alcohol poisoning

Try to avoid drinking games, shots, sculling races or anything that aims to get you intoxicated fast. Don’t try to keep up with your friends. Play pool, dance or socialise instead.

Don't mix alcohol with energy drinks, as this can make you drink more. It can also increase risk-taking behaviour and the chance of injury.

6. Don't drink and drive

There is no safe level of alcohol if you are driving. The more drinks you have, the more likely you are to have a road accident. Road accidents can involve other people, not just you.

It's against the law in Australia to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above 0.05. Learner (L) and probationary (P) drivers must have a BAC of 0.00 (zero).

Plan how you're going to get home before you go out. This may include:

  • Deciding with your friends who will be the 'designated driver'.
  • Making sure you have enough money for an uber/taxi home.
  • Using public transport.

7. 'Just say no' if you're...

  • very young (under 18 years old)
  • pregnant
  • planning a pregnancy
  • breastfeeding
  • feeling depressed or anxious
  • feeling unsafe
  • don’t want to drink
  • taking other medicines that might interact with alcohol (speak to your doctor about this)

Drinking alcohol can be more harmful for some people. The safest option for children and young people under 18 is not to drink any alcohol at all.

During pregnancy, and while breastfeeding, no level of drinking is considered safe for the baby.

It's also best to avoid alcohol if you're taking any medicines or recreational drugs. When these mix with alcohol, they can have an unpleasant effect and increase the risk of health issues. Ask your doctor if alcohol is safe to use with your medicines.

It’s not a good idea to drink when you're feeling depressed because alcohol can make you feel worse.

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How to learn to shoot accurately and quickly without “burning” cartridges for nothing

Having bought a pistol or a carbine, going to the shooting range twice a year is clearly not enough to become a good shooter - that is, shoot accurately and quickly. Meanwhile, it is on the skillful possession of firearms that many modern tactics of survival and preparation for unforeseen circumstances are based. This also means that the weapon will have to be used in extreme conditions, even in a state of stress. And how to do it effectively, even if everything does not always work out at a quiet shooting range?

The only way to shoot accurately and quickly is to train constantly. Once a week, for example. Better yet, every day. However, there is one small problem here - learning to shoot without spending ammo is difficult. And they are expensive. And, to be honest, it’s not so easy to allocate a few hours a day for a trip and subsequent shooting - you also need to earn money sometime.

How to practice shooting without "burning" extra ammunition? Luckily, some shooting exercises don't require ammo at all! This article is devoted to such exercises.

Exercises that don't use ammo

We'll warn you right away - even though we don't need ammo in our exercises, it is necessary to make sure that the weapon is unloaded every time before the exercise. In general, before working with firearms at the shooting range, at the shooting range, and even at home (and the exercises below can be practiced even while sitting on the couch), you need to know (and repeat) the safety rules.

This is the time. Two - dry shots, that is, without any contact between the striker / trigger and cartridge primer, harm the trigger mechanism. Therefore, it is better to purchase special false cartridges in advance, which are called “snap caps”. These are blank cartridges made of rubber or plastic, in which there is no gunpowder and primer, and the impact energy of the striker / trigger is transferred to the spring mechanism and is extinguished completely. This will help to avoid breakdowns and problems with the trigger mechanism in the future.

Exercise #1: Handling the Trigger

Jerking the trigger with trembling fingers knocks aim and reduces accuracy. Therefore, you need to learn how to do it smoothly and confidently. To work out pressing the “descent”, real shooting is not required. In the early stages, sure. In addition to directly smooth pressing the trigger, during the “shot” it is necessary to monitor the preservation of the aiming picture (combination of the aiming line of the front sight and rear sight and the required point on the target).

This exercise is used by the US military to train recruits to aim and pull the trigger while maintaining a good sight without wasting ammunition.

Do this. You will need a coin with a face value of 1 cent - "penny" You can train in any shooting position - standing, kneeling, prone. Best of all "standing" is the most common scenario. Take a pistol or a carbine - whatever weapon you plan to practice with.

Make sure the weapon is unloaded. Load the false cartridge.

Take a confident shooting stance - feet shoulder-width apart, body turned towards the target. Place a coin on the barrel/bolt as close to the muzzle as possible. The first task is not to let the coin fall.

Start aiming. To do this, you need to move the weapon very smoothly. When this happens, you press the trigger, gradually increasing the pressing force until it clicks. When you manage to aim and pull the trigger until it clicks, and the coin does not fall, the exercise is completed.

Tips on how to properly pull the trigger

If the penny keeps dropping, don't get discouraged. It takes a lot of concentration, strong hands and a perfectly smooth trigger pull to achieve success.

If, on the contrary, everything is too simple, because, for example, the upper part of the barrel or the bolt frame is flat - place 4-5 coins on them, on top of each other.

If during training the barrel of the gun moves to the left, then the following problems are likely to take place:

  • You are obviously expecting recoil and are involuntarily pushing the weapon.
  • The point where your index finger touches the trigger is too close to your fingertip.
  • When you press the trigger, you squeeze all your fingers.
  • You're pulling the trigger instead of pulling gently.

If the barrel moves to the right, then the reason is one of these actions:

  • You are using too much right thumb (located around the handle) in the process of pulling the trigger.
  • You pull the trigger close to the joint or the joint itself.
  • You squeeze both hands tightly when pulling the trigger.
  • You lean forward strongly, or vice versa, move away from the weapon in anticipation of recoil.

For left-handed shooters, the “symptoms” are exactly the opposite.

Exercise #2. Quick Pistol Draw / Carbine Draw

At a critical moment, when seconds count, not only the most accurate, but also the fastest one often wins. Therefore, the ability to quickly draw a pistol or throw up a carbine also needs to be purposefully trained.

This exercise can also be performed without the use of cartridges and even at home. You can practice simply drawing / throwing weapons, or drawing / throwing, followed by pulling the trigger. This is necessary for the formation of a stable muscle memory that will help you act instinctively correctly without even thinking about what is happening.

First, make sure the weapon is unloaded again. Charge the snap cap.

An important point: at first, all stages of this exercise should be carried out slowly - under the control of the mind and sensations. This will become automatic later, but at first you need to clearly understand what is happening at each moment of time.

So, first, your weapon must initially be in the correct position. In the case of a carbine, everything is simple - this is the “patrol”, “low ready” or “high ready” position. As for the pistol, it is in a holster, and here you need to make sure that the holster is installed correctly. Otherwise, speed and accuracy will suffer. Therefore, further on the pistol and holster we will pay detailed attention.

Adjusting the holster

Make sure you can not only quickly and naturally grip the handle of a holstered pistol, but also securely lock the handle in your fingers. Feel your grip. If you can do it with at least three fingers at once, that's good.

Can you do everything so that your face, head and shoulders are still and directed towards the target? Or does the position of the holster force you to arch and then return to the basic shooting position, wasting precious seconds? Believe me, this is not the best option, especially for beginners.

Holster Position

Most professional shooters position their weapons at 4 o'clock for right-handers and 8 o'clock for left-handers. We fully agree with this option. We can only add that the holster does not need to be placed directly on the side or on the lower back, because this requires bending and twisting the arms, which ultimately will not allow you to shoot accurately and quickly.

Tips for quick draw / quick throw
  • The only part of your body that needs to move in the process is your arms.
  • Basic stance involves the position of the feet shoulder width apart.
  • The body must be kept in the direction of the target (almost perpendicular). Tilts or turns to the right or left are not allowed.
  • As soon as the barrel of the pistol leaves the holster, it must be pointed towards the target.
  • When using a handgun, try to align the line of sight with the target before you straighten your arms.
  • When working with a rifle, imagine that you are piercing the target with a flash hider. The butt rests not on the shoulder, but on the chest between the anterior deltoid muscle and the center of the sternum. At this point, an aiming picture should be formed.
  • The moment the weapon stops moving, a “shot” occurs.

These two exercises will help you to fix in your muscle memory the sequence of movements for drawing/raising, aiming and shooting. But this, as you well understand, is not enough.

How to learn to shoot accurately and quickly without wasting ammo

You can't learn how to save ammo without using it. You have to shoot anyway. Muscle memory and instinct will take over when it's time to defend yourself. Moreover, this is the only way to accustom your body and muscles to the feeling of recoil and the roar of shots. Without this, alas, it will not work well to shoot - and to be an economical shooter, you need to shoot accurately.

There are a few simple tips you can use to train effectively on the range/shooting range/shooting range while saving a lot of ammo.

Carbine/rifle zeroing at 100 meters

There is a good term in English - “zero your rifle”. Otherwise - “zeroing” or “bringing the weapon to normal combat”. In fact, it means “combining the aiming point with the point of impact at a certain distance by adjusting the sights.” No matter what rifle/carbine you use, the 100m Zero is the fastest, easiest and most intuitive zeroing option for getting accurate and fast shots against threats. This is what the US military prefers for their rifles, and this is what works well in the real world.

Of course, many rifles are effective at much longer distances - 300, 400, even 700 meters. However, modern data of clashes suggests that shooting is usually carried out at distances up to 200 meters. And most hunters shoot at the target only in a situation where it is less than 150 meters away. It is unlikely that you will be able to shoot at long distances when the BP comes.

Why exactly 100 meters?

Experienced shooters will certainly have their own opinion on this matter, and the topic is indeed very sensitive. So let's talk very simply. According to statistics, the most popular rifle among American survivalists is the AR-15 chambered in 5.56/.223 with a 16″ barrel. Using this rifle as an example, we get several advantages with the “100m zero”:

  • At a distance of 50 meters the bullet will rise only 5.8 cm above the aiming point.
  • Between 25 and 55 meters the bullet rises 3.3 cm above the point of aim.
  • The aiming point is almost the same as the point of impact (difference of about 2.5 cm) at a distance of 175 meters.

If you zero in the weapon at a distance of 100 meters, it will maintain incredible accuracy even when shooting at 200 meters. That is - the point of aim (POA) will practically coincide with the point of impact (POI). Which is quite enough to shoot accurately at most of the distances described above. In addition, other semi-automatic rifles chambered for an intermediate cartridge will demonstrate approximately the same ballistic data.

Zeroing this way will allow you to focus solely on aiming, properly pulling the trigger and actually shooting. And about the amendments to compensate for the distance, you can forget, within certain limits, of course.

Sighting a pistol at a distance of 15 meters

As for pistols, they must be sighted at a distance of 15 meters.

The topic, however, is regularly and actively discussed, but we have at least 2 reasons to choose the fifteen-meter mark.

  • According to FBI crime statistics, most shootings take place within a few feet (not exactly true, but oh well). But according to police reports, shooting is usually carried out just at a distance of 14-15 meters. On average, of course.
  • Most ammunition, especially 9mm Parabellum, will produce a nearly flat ballistic trajectory out to 50 meters when zeroed in at 15 meters.

If we use 9 as an example-Mm cartridge of Federal HST with a bullet weighing 124 gran, then the difference between a aiming point and the point of hit at the most common shooting distances will be this:

10 meters

25 m: + 1. 8 cm 25 m: + 0.5 cm 25 m: 0.0
50 m: + 1 cm 50 m: - 0 1.5 cm : — 2.5 cm
75 m: - 4.8 cm 75 m: - 8.6 cm 75 m: - 10 cm 100 m: - 23 cm

And as you remember, according to statistics, shooting takes place at fairly close distances. So it is not difficult to assume that it is precisely the sighting at 15 meters that gives the greatest accuracy. One and a half centimeter error at 50 meters is extremely convenient.

So this sighting will allow you to fully focus, as in the case of a rifle or carbine, solely on the practical aspects of shooting, and not on combining the point of aim with the point of impact.

Final tip: shoot 3 shots at a time

Every round on the range or shooting range should be fired for a specific purpose - that's what "saving ammo" means. To get the most out of every shot, test your accuracy and technique with your weapon, and do it all with as little ammo as possible, we recommend shooting in bursts of 3 shots.

A group of three hits will allow you to use the triangulation method to get the middle point of impact, and, accordingly, determine your “middle” point of aim. Then, comparing it with the actual aiming point, make adjustments to your technique, weapon holding, trigger handling, etc.

The fourth and fifth shots for all this is already redundant. And even if one of the three shots missed the target, you still have two hits left to do everything described just above.

Wrapping Up
  1. Practice aiming and pulling the trigger by placing one or more coins on your weapon. Always use "snap caps" for this exercise.
  2. Practice quickly drawing a pistol or swinging a carbine from any position. Using the mentioned false cartridges to practice the “shot” after throwing up / drawing.
  3. Zeroing a carbine at 100 meters and a pistol at 15 meters is, in our opinion, the best option that will allow you to shoot accurately and quickly, without thinking about the distance.
  4. Practice shooting in groups of 3 shots. No more, no less.

Original article: How to Practice Good Marksmanship Without Wasting Ammo

Shoot CS:GO - How to learn it right

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or an experienced one, the following tricks will help you learn how to shoot cs go most effectively in a short time.

In 2012, Valve pleased fans of Counter-Strike with a new version of the game - Global Offensive. The game has undergone many changes both in graphics and in physics and gameplay, shooting has changed significantly. Therefore, most beginners have a question: "How to learn how to shoot cs go correctly?".

Important tips before training

How to learn to shoot cs go? Shooting depends on many factors that affect the outcome of the entire game. So, it is influenced by your internal state, how much you rested, how healthy you are, as well as psychological stability. The "devices" play an equally important role.

Do not try to imitate top players by purchasing the same mice, mats, and more. Choose your accessories. The main thing is ease of use.

Equally important are the game launch settings and config. In order to shoot cs go correctly, first figure out: do you need mouse acceleration, what sensitivity of the device is more suitable, finally adjust the sight and write down all the settings that affect the connection to the server.

Important! Shooting is significantly affected by the so-called "rates". Without their correct setting , learning to shoot cs go will be much more difficult. Tickrate, cl_updaterate, cl_cmdrate must be set to 128 and "rate 128000".

Tips to learn how to shoot cs go

To spend time productively and quickly learn how to shoot, you need to:

  1. Understand how to shoot cs go correctly. To do this, you can "squeeze" into the walls with various rifles and shoot with pistols. When you understand where the bullets fly when "clamping", you can easily kill with a "spray" at any distance.
  2. Practice on deathmatches. On such servers, you gain momentum and pointing accuracy.
  3. Don't neglect aim maps. A very important component is training on "aims", as the reaction and accuracy of shooting is developed here.
  4. Try to always play with stronger opponents.
  5. Aim for the head and try not to "spray" on deathmatches, but shoot in short bursts.

Do not forget that health is more important. Do not overwork and spend no more than two hours a day exercising. This is quite enough to learn how to shoot.

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