It has been said that a great way to judge the skill of a marksman is by looking at the quality of their poor shots.

For even the most novice shooter, when the planets, stars, and sights all align, one can’t help but point a great shot and call it good. Anyone that has shot more than a few boxes of ammo in their life managed at least one good shot. It’s when things don’t align so neatly that we see how good someone really is.

Everyone makes mistakes. Things rarely go perfectly or even as planned. Higher skill helps lessen the impact of those mistakes.

Here is an example of 2014 Hearst Doubles Team Champions Kirk Freeman and Kris Friend demonstrating this.