Re: how does the military best guys compare to USPSA or olympic shooters
It is all apples to oranges. You can take a bunch of bubbas and hillbillies from the sticks that have never been in the military or competitive shooters and they are very good, way better than average shooters.
In the wars past it has always been the country boys that were the true marksmen in the militias and the ones during the Civil War on either side that showed up to camp able to shoot a flea off a bears butt at 300yds.
The military can improve a shooter and competition can also hone a shooters skill. But the country boy is a product of his or her environment with skills learned from their fathers and their grand fathers. For them firearms are a way of life and in a lot of cases they still provide meat on the table for their families.