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Competition v. the street

Yeah, I’ve noticed before that my carry guns can’t actually be used as is in a sport that supposedly emphasized carry of guns. Meanwhile, the idea that competition will get you killed is way silly.

7 Responses to “Competition v. the street”

  1. Paul Kisling Says:

    There are two things that make competition shooting good practice. #1 Until you draw your gun you have not seen the shooting area nor the possible targets. #2 The targets shoot back. Oh wait they don’t do that…

    (Also in the real world using just any backstop as cover will get you killed.)

    When I go practice shooting I do it on private land and have a buddy set the targets up before I get there. This makes for terrain variance and difficult target hit probability. 600 acres is a lot of area to practice on. A GPS coordinate is texted to me and I go there.

    Competition shooting is good for you in a situation where you know the layout of the shooting area. The suspect approaches you in the ‘classic’ money or your life way. All things being choreographed then things will go perfectly. You know a shooting where their are rules…

    The problem with shootings is not the ability to hit the target.
    Its getting the gun out of a concealed position(most of the time), and recognizing the realities of your surroundings.

    I am betting shooting competitions don’t happen too often inside a Walgreens. The directions a bullet goes when fired inside a Walgreens is either into the baddie or into the surrounding residential or downtown area.. Thinking that competition shooting trains you for this is tenuous at best.

  2. Tam Says:

    Thinking that competition shooting trains you for this…

    Man, you pwned that straw man!

  3. Rivrdog Says:

    His point seems to be that mastering the stresses of competition equals mastering the stresses of combat, ergo, if you can compete well, you can fight well.

    Ummmm. Did this writer ever hear of a False Syllogism? I hope so, because the inferential leap in his logic would stop Evel Knievel.

  4. Phelps Says:

    If you train for competition, you have specifically trained to move while firing and to hit targets accurately and quickly.

    That makes you more capable of winning a gun fight than someone who is NOT trained to move while firing and to hit targets accurately and quickly.

    Anyone who denies that is a fucking idiot.

  5. Geodkyt Says:

    More specifically, it trains you to move while firing and hit targets accurately and quickly, while under stress.

    Admittedly, it ain’t as stressful as combat, but NO TRAINING COULD BE.

  6. mikee Says:

    Train hard, fight easy, or so I’ve heard.

    And turning money into noise is usually fun under most circumstances anyway.

  7. Paul Kisling Says:

    I bet you guys think that fishing in a lake trains Cliff Pace for fishing in the ocean….