If you’ve been shooting at any point in your life you’ve probably heard the phrase, “Aim Small, Miss Small!” What does it really mean though? How does it apply to precision shooting in particular? There’s really two components to this phrase, the point of aim and the definition of the target at distance. The idea is fairly simple and I’ve found it to be quite true in real world shooting. It’s easiest to see with novice shooters. If you hand them a pistol, rifle, whatever, and tell them to shoot the target they will. The rounds will likely land all over the target whether it’s a traditional bullseye or something more modern. If you tell them to pick a small detail, as in aim at the top button of the bad guy’s shirt…the rounds group tighter. Aim small, miss small!