Dec 20, 2015
Ben came up with some reasons why the shooting sports are
awesome, so we talked about that this week:
- There's almost no natural skill or genetic component
- You really can't buy very much success.
- Cheating is fairly difficult (because there's so little hidden
complexity and so many people watching) and when successful pays
off only in very small ways.
- Practice can be accomplished in virtually any home, for free,
any time of the day or night.
- Gear doesn't really break down and when it does, it's usually a
simple, straightforward fix.
- The time/money tradeoff is very robust. If you have a lot of
time to invest, you can get really good and shoot a lot for very
- The injury rate is effectively zero.
- Competitive opportunities are abundant, varied, and
- Because of the serious nature of the sport's implements, it
tends to weed out completely irresponsible losers and anti-social
- Anybody can compete with anybody else. Newbies and
veterans in the same match.
House Democrats introduced a single feature assault weapons ban
this week. It's terrible and nefarious, but it also doesn't stand a
S&W is being attacked for not disclosing stuff in their SEC
filings that they've never been required to disclose. Meh.
The Firearm Blog is reporting on a leaked Walther PPS M2. It
looks pretty decent.
Plug of the Week:
Weaponsman did a good
blog post this week about people paying for more accuracy than they
need. It's worth a read.