There is one thing that all marksmen—whether they're soldiers, cops, hunters, or competitive shooters—agree on: only hits count.
Depending on your role, it may be more important to be faster or it may be more important to be precise, but in the end it's the shooter who can achieve perfect shots on demand, all the time, who wins.
To fire a perfect shot, you need to bring together a mix of very specific conditions into that single moment when the trigger breaks. Some of the required conditions are technical, some of them are physical, but the requirements that are most important—and most elusive—are the mental skills. Once you have mastered the mental skills required to fire the perfect shot, you will find they're the same for any gun, any time, anywhere.
Secrets of Mental Marksmanship is a detailed guide to developing conscious and subconscious powers that will elevate your marksmanship practice, training, and performance to the level of expert shooters. Keith Cunningham and Linda Miller—both champion shooters and master instructors, with decades of experience in the field and on the range—provide a set of tools that can be used to acquire and access the mental skills needed to perform to the best of your ability. True stories from military and law-enforcement professionals, seasoned hunters, and world-class competitors illustrate key points about marksmanship in the field, on the range, and on the streets. By mastering the tools, skills, and lessons outlined in this book, you will be able to get into "the zone" and produce the perfect shot under pressure and on demand, whenever you look through the sights of a gun.
Capt. Keith A. Cunningham (Ret) is a career military officer with a combined time of over 25 years' experience with the Canadian Forces and the U.S. Army. HIs practical experience includes a combat tour in Vietnam, peacekeeping and countersniper operations in Cyprus, and annual unit and command-level military exercises in North America and Europe. He has taught marksmanship courses at the Canadian Forces Infantry School and at several police forces in Ontario. He is also an internationally renowned rifle and pistol competitor, having won honors at Bisley, the World Long Range Championships, and at the Commonwealth Games, as well as a renowned shooting instructor and coach.
Linda K. Miller has considerable experience in international small-bore target shooting as a member of Canada's Shooting Team. She has won medals in the Commonwealth Games 1994, Cuba World Cup 1995 and Mexico World Cup 1993. She is the first and only woman to win the Ontario Lieutenant Governor's Medal for shooting (full-bore rifle), as well as to be the National Sniper Rifle Champion. She has coached several provincial and national shooting teams (small-bore and full-bore) and is currently coaching the Canadian CISM (Conseil International du Sport Militaire) team.
BOOK CHAPTER LIST
1) The Power in Your Mind
2) The Power in Your World
3) The Zone
4) Tools to Increase Your Conscious Powers
5) Tools to Increase Your Subconscious Powers
6) Tools to Increase the Power of Your Self-Image
7) Advanced Tools- Your Power Applied
8) The Power of Perseverance