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Proper Shotgun Shooting Stance – Important Advices

09 July 20114 comments Advice, General

Proper Shotgun Shooting Stance – Important Advices

Shotgun Shooting Stance

Shotgun Shooting Stance

This is frontal shooting stance which is used by most competitive, law enforcement and military shooters.

1. Lean forward. This is very important and enables you to control recoil even after numerous shots.

2. Cheek weld. Put your face down on the stock. Shotgun should be placed between your eyes and target. That means that you need to learn how to put your shotgun exactly on a target when lifting it up.

3. Bring a shotgun tightly to a shoulder. If it is loose the stock will hit your shoulder shot after shot and you will come back from a range with black and blue shoulder.

4. Flex your knees, this way you will be able to control recoil with your body.

5. Don’t stick your right elbow out. Hold your elbows tucked in close to your chest. This will minimize your silhouette which is very important in home defense situation. Also, this ensures better maneuverability in close quarters environment.

6. Stand with feet about shoulder width apart.

7. Don’t put your left hand too far farward on the forend. Remeber that forend on Remington 870 located far from shooter, so you need to find a comfortable position or install a longer forend.

Practice often and you will have a proper shotgun shooting stance which will help you to shoot fast and accurately.

Please don’t hesitate to comment if you have any questions.


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  1. Oodin July 9, 2011

    Thanks Vitaly, just what I was looking for.


  2. Robert Todd January 22, 2012

    I just bought an 870 tactical for home defense so I’m a new shotgunner. Regarding the proper stance it looks like the left foot is slighly forward of the right foot. Is the correct?

    • Vitaly Pedchenko January 22, 2012

      Robert, yes, it is correct, it makes your body more stable when leaning forward.

  3. shane July 7, 2014

    Is this the isosceles shooting stance?


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