Harrell on Shooting in Low Light

   09.02.20

Harrell on Shooting in Low Light

Paul sits in low light to talk about shooting in low light.
(Image: Screenshot from video)

Here’s an older video from Paul Harrell, back to his roots as a no-nonsense instructor type without a surplus of talk. This one is about shooting in low light, something which can be pretty tough to do.

His first technique is all about muscle memory, and involves drawing and pointing your firearm at a target with your eyes closed, adjusting, and training yourself to recognize the correct position. As he says, “Get the feel of that.”

Adding to this instruction is “flash fire,” which means you fire the first shot using the “natural point of aim” described above, then adjust your aim according to what the light of the muzzle flash reveals.

Another method? Shotgun. Simply because it shoots a pattern of multiple projectiles instead of a single bullet, which increases your odds of actually hitting something. But as he demonstrates, at close range (say in a home defense situation) the pattern isn’t usually all that big.

Next, he turns on the camera’s night mode and does some firing in the dark to test his methods. The results may surprise you. Paul isn’t invincible!

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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