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Shooting Myths: Competitive Shooting Will Get You Killed on the Street

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Shooting Myths: Competitive Shooting Will Get You Killed on the Street

These are some of the skills that might help save your life one day. While hitting high-speed rowboat occupant targets may not, instinctively knowing what to do when you hear the dreaded “click” just might.
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Why is it that Internet opinions are so binary? Black or white, right or wrong, my way or the highway—it’s kind of like politics in the real world.

“.45 is the only caliber! Because you only need to shoot once!”
“9x19mm is fantastic—if you want to shoot balloons.”
“Competitive shooting tactics will get you killed on the street!”

As with anything in life, there is rarely all right or all wrong. I tend to think in terms of better, better still, and even more better. Or on the flip side, I like to consider worse, way worse, and worse than Piers Morgan’s ratings.

Listening to Internet arguments about the merits of competitive shooting, one might think that if you practice competition skills, you’ll instantly burst into flames and self-immolate should you find yourself in a self-defense situation.

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