How Shot Trainers Can Help You Be a Better Archer

Practice makes perfect.

That applies to many things in life, and archery is no exception.

One of the unique aspects of practicing archery is you can’t just shoot an arrow into a target anywhere. You need a safe place for that, and for a variety of reasons, a shooting range might not always be readily available.

That doesn’t mean you can’t practice every day, no matter where you are. You just need a shot trainer.

Shot trainers are devices that mimic the action of shooting a bow, without actually launching an arrow. Some work in conjunction with your actual bow, while others allow you to practice shooting without your bow.

There are shot trainers made for both recurve and compound archers, so all archers have training devices available to them.

In this video, LAS TechXpert Dan Schuller, who lived for several years at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., talks about the benefits of using a shot trainer. He talks about how they promote muscle memory and help archers improve and/or maintain their form.

Then, Schuller demonstrates a few different types of shot trainers, while talking about their benefits and features.

If you’ve never considered using a shot trainer, or if you’ve been thinking about buying one, but you’re not sure how they work or what they can do for you, this is a must-see video.