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Triangle Tactical - USPSA | 3 Gun | IDPA | Competitive Shooting


Apr 13, 2017

I hear a lot of excuses from people about why competitive shooting is bad, or why they won't/don't shoot it, etc. (Actually, I think I hear them less and less because people don't want me to talk about them on the podcast) but anyways...

A lot of the excuses I hear are just silly, and a while back I received a bunch of them from the same person:

  • "You have to keep your guns unloaded until you're the shooter."
  • "You have to show clear and hammer down when you're done."
  • 180* rule
  • "If the muzzle is up or down, there's no reason you can't turn around."
  • "Some competitions you can't reload or shoot while moving."

When criticizing practical shooting, I think you need to ask yourself what is lost when these things are implemented? What's lost by having people walk around with unloaded guns? What's lost by verifying the guns are unloaded? What's lost by implementing the 180* rule?

Nothing.