If your shoulders are not ahead of your hips during firing, you will exaggerate recoil, become imbalanced, and fire with less speed. Here’s an easy way to adjust your posture for quick, stable firing: Stand upright and naturally. Slump your shoulders forward so that your hands naturally rest on the front of your thighs. Now lift your arms into your shooting position. (Remember, hands go to the head, not the other way around.) That’s it. You don’t need to lean far forward, just get your shoulder carriage slightly in front of your hips. Look in the mirror to see the change and commit the feel of the position to memory. Do it every time you shoot.

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Albert League is a former Marine and law enforcement firearm instructor who consults on a variety of security topics.