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Following through prevents you from jerking the gun before the bullet has left the barrel and improves your accuracy.

After the bullet fires, do not lower the gun immediately. Instead, follow through on the shot. For at least two or three seconds:

  • Keep squeezing the trigger and …
  • Hold the sight picture.
Handgun follow-through