Top 10 Reasons You Should Shoot Competitively

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  1. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle TFF Chaplain Supporting Member

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    Gosh, that looks like fun!
     
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    Competitions are fun. I go to have fun and make everyone else look good!!:bounce::gunner:
     
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    That would be my only reason for going. :D
     
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    That would be the result of me going!:(
     
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    The truth is that at my age I'm no longer competitive. I can't see all that good anymore, and don't get around like I used to, can't get down there and shoot form kneeling, or prone. And I just don't want to spend the money it would take to even get close to what some of the young folks have to compete with. And if I had their equipment, I still couldn't see, or move, well enough to be competitive. But I would bet it's fun to go watch.
     
  7. Don Fischer

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    I don't get on here normally, I'm not competitive! But doesn't mean I don't see the value in it. You shoot competitively and your gonna improve your skill's even if you don't mean to! Two problem's with me. First I am not a competitive person. I liked bird dog trials but never cared if I won or not. I judged so I could watch more dogs! Second problem would be cost. If you are serious about competing, it require's lot's of self discipline and that is only learned through lot's of practice. Lot's of practice get's expensive and I am some what short of wealthy, actually border on poor!
     
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    I shoot a little of each IDPA, USPSA and Steel Challenge. They are competitions in only that you keep a score and can be compared to the other shooters. I like doing it because i get to shoot my guns, hang out with other shooters, i usually learn something new, and it gets my lazy butt out of the house. I found that just showing up, admitting you know nothing and that you want to learn, and everyone is willing to help. They will loan you equipment, give you ammo, almost anything. Great people.
     
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    I am competitive. I will turn 70 in January and won 1st place in the fall Trap shoot off at my club this year. 1st time for me. We have 3 gun events and rifle competitions. I always try to win. Rarely happens but I always try.

    Competition is good. It is in almost every aspect of your life.
     
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    i shoot competitively, against my self. yesterday i did it all morning. with my 4, .22 handguns and one muzzleloader. now that we have a lot of snow i like to put a hole in the snow and see how small i can keep the group. that works at any range. the s and w victory with all the aftermarket parts on it kept a small one hole group at 20 yards. the others were close to that.
     
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    I want to learn to shoot two guns while flying through the air like they do in the movies.
    Is there a competition for that?
     
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    • thanks for the laugh, that was a good one. never shot my handguns sideways or up side down like the gangbangers. guney never taught me that way.
     
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