NEWS YOU CAN USE: The Secret to Becoming a Great Handgun Shooter. I’m a decent handgun shooter — “that’s pretty good shootin’, for a law professor” said a judge at the Glock Competition once — and for me the secret is practice. Sight picture is good too, and I set aside at least a little time at each practice session for “flash sight picture” work, where you line things up as quickly as possible. You’re always less accurate than when you take more time, but practice narrows the gap a lot.