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I hope you guys can help. All that I like to do is shoot paper with .22 to .45 single action. Usually 25 yards but sometimes 50 yards on my farm. I have no interest in ranges or clubs so I'm limited on what I can learn to this forum and books. Can you recommend a book or 2 that would help me become a better shot. I can usually keep 5 out of 6 in the black, but nothing like what you guys shoot. Any help would be appreciated.
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Something by Elmer Keith...not familiar enough
to say which title(s).
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It's pretty dated, but "the Pistol Shooter's Treasury" by Gil Hebard was a great collection of information on target shooting. The Army Marksmanship Unit Pistol Marksmanship Training Guide covers all the basics, and you should be able to find a pdf of it online with a Google search.
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The NRA publications, courses, and postal matches all provide information and a structure for training and practice.
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If you're primarily interested in Precision Pistol-type shooting (vs. action shooting like IDPA), the U.S. Army Marksmanship Guide is hard to beat, especially for the price - available at online sellers like Amazon, or you can find it online for free via Google.

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+1 on the AMU manual.
Do everything it says, and lots of practice and you will be well on your way.
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The Encyclopedia of Bullseye Pistol

Dr. Norman Wong Articles as posted to the Bullseye List

Couple of good websites...
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I like to use old telephone books as targets. LOL A stack of those a K22 and about 50 cartons of 22lr and you'll have lots of book learning and be a real decent shot.
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X-Count Training Systems

Not always fun but a good way to move ahead without a coach.

The Bullseye and AMU recommendations are good too.
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Mastering the pistol and revolver by by morris fisher 1940. its a good book and has great info in it.
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Back in the 1970's, I found "The Handbook of Handgunning" by Paul Weston. It helped me and I would recommend it to you. Amazon has a used copy for $7.95, plus shipping. Good luck!
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