3 Great Books for Target Shooters

By Shannon C , last updated December 9, 2011

If you enjoy the sport of target shooting as a hobbyist or as a professional, then you will be delighted to learn that finding three great books for target shooters is easier as this sport begins to gain more visibility. Reading about and learning from expert shooters can not only be fun, but it can also help you find ways to solve common problems, improve your craft, and learn more about the history and lore behind a sport you enjoy. Learn about three great books for target shooters and get the books that appeal the most to your interest in the sport of target shooting.

"Professional Target Shooter's Diary & Journal" by James Russell

The "Professional Target Shooter's Diary & Journal" by James Russell is a classic book for target shooters that now comes in a perfect paperback edition. This practical, hands-on book guides you in how to keep daily logs and notes about each target shooting practice session, which can help you to be more mindful of repetitive mistakes you make as well as your strengths in your sport practice. You can gain encouragement from watching your steady progress as you learn the art and craft of target shooting, and feel reassured that your diary process is one employed by many professional target shooters as well. You can purchase the "Professional Target Shooter's Diary & Journal" by James Russell from the Amazon online store for $18.96 plus shipping for the paperback or $9.95 for the electronic Kindle version.

"Applied Ballistics For Long Range Shooting" by Brian Litz

"Applied Ballistics For Long Range Shooting" by Brian Litz is written by the chief ballistician for the company Berger Ballistics, and features techniques and ideas to better your scores with precision shooting. You can learn about trajectory, drag, and velocity on different types of bullets and different types of shooting equipment, and it can also help you eyeball your path towards entering the world of competitive target shooting if you feel so inclined. You can get your copy of "Applied Ballistics For Long Range Shooting" by Brian Litz from the Applied Ballistics online webstore. You can choose an autographed or un-autographed copy for $49.95 plus shipping.

"The Clay Target Handbook" by Jerry Meyer

In "The Clay Target Handbook", target shooter Jerry Meyer guides you through the basics of building up your craft in clay target shooting, which is the most common way that beginners learn target shooting. You will learn about the basic, clay-target games that gun clubs use nationwide, master the basics for different types of clay-target shooting including skeet shooting, trap shooting, international trap shooting, international skeet shooting, sporting clays, and much more, and you can use this information to improve your scores and track your progress. Jerry Meyer also guides you through the basics of guns and choaks, loads and accessories that you will want to have handy as you continue learning how to target shoot. You can get your copy of "The Clay Target Handbook" from the Barnes & Noble online webstore for $16.95 plus shipping.

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