Secrets of Mental Marksmanship: How to Fire Perfect Shots [NOOK Book]

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There is one thing that all marksmen?whether they're soldiers, cops, hunters, or competitive shooters?agree on: only hits count.

Depending on your role, it may be more important to be faster or it may be more important to be ?precise, but in the end it's the shooter who can achieve perfect shots on demand, all the time, who wins.

To fire a perfect shot, you need to bring ...
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Secrets of Mental Marksmanship: How to Fire Perfect Shots

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Overview


There is one thing that all marksmen—whether they're soldiers, cops, hunters, or competitive shooters—agree on: only hits count.

Depending on your role, it may be more important to be faster or it may be more important to be ­precise, but in the end it's the shooter who can achieve perfect shots on demand, all the time, who wins.

To fire a perfect shot, you need to bring together a mix of very specific conditions into that single moment when the trigger breaks. Some of the required conditions are technical, some of them are physical, but the requirements that are most important—and most elusive—are the mental skills. Once you have mastered the mental skills required to fire the perfect shot, you will find they're the same for any gun, any time, anywhere.

Secrets of Mental Marksmanship is a detailed guide to developing conscious and subconscious powers that will elevate your ­marksmanship practice, training, and performance to the level of expert shooters. Keith Cunningham and Linda Miller—both champion shooters and master instructors, with decades of experience in the field and on the range—provide a set of tools that can be used to acquire and access the mental skills needed to perform to the best of your ability. True ­stories from military and ­l­aw-­enforcement professionals, seasoned hunters, and world-class competitors illustrate key points about marksmanship in the field, on the range, and on the streets. By mastering the tools, skills, and ­lessons ­outlined in this book, you will be able to get into "the zone" and produce the perfect shot under pressure and on demand, whenever you look through the sights of a gun.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610046749
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,227,197
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Linda Miller has considerable experience in international small-bore target shooting as a member of Canada's Shooting Team. She won medals at the 1993 Mexico World Cup, the 1994 Commonwealth Games and the 1995 Cuba World Cup. In 1999, Linda became the first woman to win the Ontario Lieutenant Governor's Medal for full-bore shooting.


Capt. Keith Cunningham, Ret. has more than 25 years' experience with the Canadian Forces and the US Army. He has considerable practical experience, including a combat tour in Vietnam, peacekeeping and countersniper operations in Cyprus, and annual unit-and command-level military exercise in North America and Europe. He has taught marksmanship courses at the Canadian Forces Infantry School and at several police forces in Ontario. An internationally certified shooting coach, he has successfully coached numerous teams to national and international excellence.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction . . . . . 1
Section 1-1: Only Hits Count . . . . . . 1
Chapter 2: The Power in Your Mind . . . . . .11
Section 2-1: Definition of Mental Marksmanship . . . . . .11
Section 2-2: The Power of Conscious Awareness . . . . . .18
Section 2-3: The Power of the Subconscious Mind . . . . . .23
Section 2-4: The Power of the Self-Image . . . . . .27
Chapter 3: The Power in Your World. . . . . . 33
Section 3-1: The Power of Positive Reinforcement . . . . . .34
Section 3-2: The Power of Focus . . . . . .39
Section 3-3: The Power of the Pack . . . . . .43
Section 3-4: The Power of Achievement . . . . . .46
Chapter 4: The Zone . . . . . .51
Section 4-1: Defining the Zone . . . . . . 51
Section 4-2: Assessing your "Circles". . . . . . .56
Section 4-3: The Beginner . . . . . . 57
Section 4-4: The Practice Champion . . . . . . 60
Section 4-5: The Unaware . . . . . .63
Section 4-6: The Know-It-All . . . . . . 66
Section 4-7: Bigger Circles . . . . . .71
Chapter 5: Tools to Increase Your Conscious Powers . . . . . 83
Section 5-1: The Key Is the Mental Program . . . . . .83
Section 5-2: More Tools--The Logbook . . . . . .90
Section 5-3: More Tools--Organization Lists . . . . . .95
Section 5-4: More Tools--Performance Analysis . . . . . .98
Section 5-5: More Tools--Personal Mottoes . . . . . .103
Chapter 6: Tools to Increase Your Subconscious Powers . . . . . .109
Section 6-1: The Key is Perfect Practice . . . . . .109
Section 6-2: More Tools--Practice Time, Practice Quality, Practice Intensity . . . . . 112
Section 6-3: More Tools--Types of Training and Training Phases . . . . . .117
Section 6-4: More Tools--Aerobic Fitness . . . . . .120
Chapter 7: Tools to Increase the Power of Your Self-Image. . . . . . 127
Section 7-1: The Key is Self-Talk . . . . . . 127
Section 7-2: More Tools--Attitudes, Solutions, Pretending . . . . . 135
Section 7-3: More Tools--Fame and Fortune (Making a Scrapbook) . . . . . 146
Chapter 8: Advanced Tools--Your Powers Applied . . . . . .153
Section 8-1: Applying Advanced Tools . . . . . .153
Section 8-2: The Power of Planning . . . . . .154
Section 8-3: The Power of Preparation . . . . . .160
Section 8-4: Power in the Moment . . . . . .170
Section 8-5: Power after the Moment (The Power of Perspective) . . . . . 180
Chapter 9: Conclusion: The Final Power--The Power of Perseverance . . . . . 189
Bibliography . . . . . 197
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