Re: how does the military best guys compare to USPSA or olympic shooters
Hmm, if anybody thinks the average service member can't compare to competition shooters, I would invite them to try their hand in a military environment, say like Afghanistan.
Ok, I know all military members aren't sharpshoooters and initially their marksmanship training only lasts from a few days to a couple weeks, unlike the years of regular practice competitive shooters do, the average service members is by far a better marksman than the average gun owner. You can't expect much more than that from a system designed to turn millions of citizens, many of whom have never fired a weapon, into an effective fighting force.
So yeah, take a random selection of 100 competitive shooters pitted against 100 servicemen and the competition shooters will win hands down. But then take the 100 best in each category and see who does better.
Oh, one more thought; I wonder how many civilian competition shooters got their initial marksmanship training in the military.
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