The standing position is my favorite position. Prone is more accurate, and my choice for if I absolutely, positively have to hit something that I have a clear line of sight to or if I’m practicing the basics, but standing is more broadly useful and more fun, too. Can the traditional standing position be improved? ArtOfTheRifle’s Rifleslinger thinks so, and his case is so compelling that I’m itching to try out his new techniques to improve my “minute of grapefruit” range. The article comes in four parts (so far), so be sure to catch all of them.
One of the things that immediately clicked with me when I read the articles was the concept of balance affecting your stamina. “Ah, that’s what that is!” I instantly thought. It’s not that I didn’t know balance was a factor in the standing position before, but I hadn’t thought of the problem in quite that way before.
Beyond that, Rifleslinger also covers how to tailor the position to rapid pointability, while still maintaining great accuracy, how things will differ for shooters with fully adjustable target rifles, or more practical ones, and even how the position of the head will affect the balance of he rifle-shooter combination. Rifleslinger also goes into detail on how he has adjusted his shooting stances with time, how his goals have changed, and what concerns he still has about the way his stance is now.