Acquiring the ability to shoot accurately is no simple matter. One should not assume that the art of advanced marksmanship is fully realized upon reading a training manual. It cannot be complete understood even after hours of advice and instruction from a qualified marksmanship coach or target shooter.To become a qualified shooter and be able to produce consistently high scores, one must learn to perform all the fundamentals of shooting, acquire certain definite habits, flawless coordination - and above all - have a capacity for the intense concentration essential to exercising a high degree of mental control. For this, one must train.It is difficult, if not impossible, to establish a universal system of training in marksmanship which will cover all cases, that is, one that can be adapted to every shooter s technique or special need. Training shooters requires an individual approach. For this reason, knowledgeable coaches take the peculiarities of an individual - such as experience, degree of preparation and physical fitness - and other factors into account. Relying on their own experience, they devise a training program which allows special considerations for each shooter s capabilities. In spite of the difference in details, technique or method, there is much that is common to the training of advanced marksmen. This manual endeavors to present, in a detailed, comprehensive manner, these universal applications. Advanced marksmanship training must of necessity, avoid the involved and exceedingly complex because it is an activity whose participants form a great cross-section of our national life, and the average citizen is its greatest asset. "