Why you should try target practice this summer

It’s that time of year when we venture out of our homes and workplaces to enjoy the great outdoors. Around this period, it’s not unusual to see a rapid rise in people wanting to learn something new, whether by themselves or with their friends. Target practice has been around for centuries; perhaps even millennia. And when you consider the ease and benefits of such a hobby, it really isn’t difficult to see why.

If you want to learn a new skill or gain a new passion this summer, why not consider it?


080204-N-0807W-097 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 4, 2008) Operation Specialist 1st Class Harvey Sentel, the range safety officer, explains weapons handling on the firing range aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during a target practice drill for the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) security force. The VBSS team is training on various weapons and boarding procedures to enhance their proficiency skills when boarding and searching vessels. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl (Released)

A diverse and malleable sport

There isn’t just one way to refine your hand-eye co-ordination skills through target practice. The field is diverse, catering for archery, shooting with air pistols and air guns and even cross-bows. Whether you fancy something more modern and slightly aggressive like shooting with a pellet gun, or perhaps something more suave and composed like archery, the field is wide and you’re likely to find something to cater to your desires.

The tenfold benefits of an ancient sport

If something has been around for a long time you can genuinely assume that there is good reason for it. Across cultures, this practice has been well-established and accepted. The benefits are inevitably well founded and robust. For instance, did you know that it can refine your mental discipline? Through the practice of focused concentration and refining of cognitive skills through increased use of hand eye coordination. The concentrated physical use of your arms and body posture means it is great for upper body strength and muscular alignment too.