Re: how does the military best guys compare to USPSA or olympic shooters
eyes have a lot to do with it. military guys get a good workout with eye issues and are expected to be flawless. i/e: we would jump in, (120mph wind), hump out, (a few miles with a pack) (or how about swim out?) set up in a wind storm, then expect to shoot without any pretty little flags telling us where the wind was.
im an old iron man. glass was for wussies.
us old guys peter out as our careers end. i quit shooting high power when i retired. i just couldnt justify waking up 3am to pack my gear, drive to the match. sit around waiting for ammo issue, just to start shooting at 6am. then, do the day course, and starve myself, dehydrate myself when the sun came out, clean guns, repair targets, then walk over to the pistol range and shoot a 300 point match.
drive home and collapse. then go do it for 10 more days.
then i took up girly 22 pistol shooting. and one day i just cased the gun, and its still there unfired for over 15 years.
i think what makes it an even race is civilians can afford the shoot and like love me trophies. thus they do well to accel.
military are told to shoot. take away the reason shoot and there isnt a drive. i just becomes work or expensive. just my 2 cents.
Last edited by bobski; 06-14-2012 at 11:30 AM..