How good of a shot are you, really? You might be an ace at the range, and you might have some tight groupings. That’s a good start, but it does not mean you are as great a shot as you might think you are. There is always room for improvement, and even the best shots in the world will tell you that. Once you are comfortable holding and shooting a firearm at the range and you have your basic skills mastered, you will want to move on to something that provides more of a challenge.
One of the ways to do this is to see if you can find a range that has moving targets set up for you to shoot, like at a shooting gallery. After all, when you are firing, targets in the real world are certainly not going to stand still. This will give you a chance to learn how to track targets and to fire at the proper time.
A fantastic way to improve your shot, and anyone who is a prepper and survivalist should be doing this, is to get a hunting license and go hunting. This will give you the real-world practice that you need for many of your survival skills, including tracking and shooting. Whether you are using a firearm or a bow, hunting is a great way to improve your shot. This will increase your confidence levels, as well, which is very important when you are in an actual survival scenario.
By all means, you can continue to go to the range or plink stationary cans in the backyard. However, you want to make sure that you put in some real-world training so you can truly improve your shot for when it counts.