By Kyle Jillson | February 16 2013 14:28

NRA Women's National Champion Kirsten Weiss helps polish your shooting fundamentals

Fairfax, Virginia - The 2012 NRA Women's National Champion at this year's NRA Smallbore 3-P Championships was 26 year-old Kirsten Weiss. Hailing from Cornwall, Pennsylvania, this was Kirsten's second trip to Camp Perry. Her first came nine years ago.

Back then she was still learning what it takes to be a top notch competitive shooter. Her skills still raw, she placed second in the Sharpshooter Category. Not good enough. She resolved to get better - and did.

Kirsten Weiss at 2012 NRA Smallbore 3-position ChampionshipsWeiss would go on to earn a spot on the Nebraska Cornhuskers rifle team. Her tenacity and techniques would garner recognition from USA Shooting and a sponsorship from Lapua Ammunition after a top eight finish at the Olympic Trials.

She also has a background in hunting. A devotee since the age of twelve, is was there in the field that the foundation of her shooting skills began.

In the video above, the 2012 NRA Women's Champion condenses ten years worth of competitive shooting experience into an easy to understand segment about the fundamentals of aiming and proper cheek placement. One without the other provides disastrous results.

So why is it important to learn the basics of rifle shooting all over again?

"Because even elite snipers and top level competition shooters go back to basics to review and refresh their knowledge every once in a while," says Weiss. "This reinforces knowledge, ingrains proper technique and polishes out any developmental flaws.

See how much you'll learn in the video.

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