Topic of the month will be a request for help but I am hoping that others will benefit also. I am taking shooting lessons which are costly and some of the stuff that I have been learning is common knowledge, many of you here have years of experience shooting, teaching and/or have been in the military. In my thread here- My Magazine Swapping Error | Survival Forums I spoke of my looking down when changing magazines plus my pistol was always pointed down unless I was going to fire. That is the way I was taught and this is something that I have to remind myself not to do when practicing. I know that movement and holding yourself smaller instead of firm and tall makes one less of a target. I am learning knees, hips and your whole torso should be moving. But I am sure there are other things that I need to do or be taught. I know when shooting bang, bang that my second shot is always lower. I know the recoil on the first and I always over-compensate when bringing back down for the second shot. It happens every time and not sure how to fix that issue. My Uncle went through basic training in the 60’s. He said that part of his training was they took their rifle and would “walk” a can across the lot. He never said why this was done but it was part of the training. I have thought about this and have concluded that this is an exercise with weapon familiarity, plus helps you with knowing where your shot will land. I could be way off- I am sure someone knows the real reason this was part of the training. Those of you that have gone through basic training probably have other tips and tactical advice that would help or “ah ha” moments you have had yourself, please share. I know some of you have been instructors and you must see basic mistakes that are so common, anything that you could share to help a semi okay shooter would be great. Any tips, training or tactical advice, comments for shooting with both pistols and rifles is needed. I will soon start training with a rifle and any advice would be helpful. One other thing- when reviewing this topic with a few monkeys, I mentioned my instructor was yelling, giving commands. When is it common or okay for under pressure shooting? At what point is a person ready for pressure drills?