"Sight Alignment, Trigger Control & The Big Lie" - NEW Updated 7th Edition!
The power-packed book that helped hundreds of shooters improve their groups and scores, some by as much as forty or fifty points. Written by Master Sergeant Jim Owens, his 20+ years of Marine Corps Shooting Team experience will give you the skills and insights to excel in any type of rifle competition.
Jim’s book covers the core basics, in-depth as only he can. With his tips you will master breathing, natural point of aim, sight alignment, sight picture, focus and trigger control. Includes additional sections on mental conditioning, marking your sights, zeroing, normal come ups, light effects, damage to the crown, care in cleaning, throat erosion and way more. Jim's advanced theory section has been praised by High Masters and numerous National level competitive marksmen.
This updated edition includes a new extra chapter on "Analyzing Groups." Revised and updated as of 2013, this new version is a must-have for every student of shooting. 192 pages.
About the Author
Jim Owens earned his first shooting award, an Expert Marksman badge, in 1963. During his Marine Corps career, he was both a member and a coach of the Marksmanship Training Unit at MCAS, Cherry Point, N.C. He’s fired in the Eastern, Far Eastern, Western and Pacific Marine Corps Division Matches. (Each of these matches includes one week of classes. Jim was also a Marksmanship Instructor at the U. S. Naval Academy.
He went on to coach, and serve on base teams both at MCB, Camp Pendleton, CA and MCB, Quantico, VA for the Inter-service and National Matches in 1981 and 1983. In 1982 he coached the winning six man Team in the All Marine Corps Championships. In his shooting career, he’s earned 3 Bronze Legs, 1 Silver Leg, 1 Gold Leg and a Distinguished Badge. He’s a High Master and a member of the 495 Club.
Since retiring as a M/SGT in 1986, Jim’s been actively engaged in promoting excellence in the sport and civilian participation in Competitive High Power Shooting.