Special Forces Weapons Sergeant on competition shooting

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Guys who totally poo-poo competition are pretty much fucksticks. Don’t judge just by what the loudest/dumbest (usually those go hand in hand) have to say on the Internet.

- Jon Canipe
Special Forces Weapons Sergeant, 5th Special Forces Group(A)
Senior Instructor, JFK Special Warfare Center and School

Grooving Bad Habits

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Too often, tactical types just don’t get it. They avoid improving obvious, useful (though less flashy) skills in favor of fixating on rare, edge cases.
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General Omar Bradley on Marksmanship

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“What would you do differently if you were to invade Normandy again?”


I’d concentrate on Marksmanship.

- General Omar Bradley
Commander, First Army during D-Day, 6 June, 1944

http://news.investors.com/management-leaders-in-success/110413-677810-omar-bradley-innovated-integrated-tactics.htm?p=2

The Value of Conventional Competition

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This excellent write up was by a competitive shooter and pawn shop owner that goes by “Flimflam” as to why he likes conventional shooting.
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Performance Shooting with Frank Proctor

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Performance Shooting with Frank Proctor
http://www.wayofthegun.us/

I started my training company in January 2012 and as I started it I struggled with what flavor of shooting I would focus on, tactical or competitive. I ended up at a blend and for a lack of a better term I simply call it Performance Shooting.
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Functional Fitness and Practical Shooting Skills

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Observations from Jess Banda, Everyday No Days Off
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Skill Classification works, Equipment Divisions don’t matter

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Skill Classification systems used by national level shooting organizations work. They are a reasonably good metric of skill among competitors. Equipment Divisions don’t matter that much. When compared to the shooter’s skill, the gear used has a negligible effect on score.

This outstanding writeup (“It’s not the Arrow, It’s the Indian“) by Ron Larimer of When the Balloon Goes Up! confirms this.
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