“Games’ll getcha killed!” An article recently opined about the “dangers” of competitive shooting yet again. This time it was a misplaced concern about competitors that actually train for speed and if this instills a bad habit of getting on the trigger too soon. See, shooting any faster than the glacially-slow standards enforced at novice-level department qualifications (if time is enforced at all) is worrisome so it must cause problems.

Well, it might cause problems. Maybe, there might be a remote chance of a problem. Possibly. The author expressed concern over one observed shooter at a class he conducted (who is somehow indicative of ALL competitive shooters everywhere…) might possibly be getting on his trigger too soon for safety. Now, this particular shooter didn’t cause any actual problems or induce a negligent discharge due to his “bad habit.” The author even admitted the “problem” was a remote chance at best. Of course, there were no names or any actual, documented incidents to validate this issue. Just a concern that someone should do something about all the problems found in competition shooting.

I can’t point you to the article because the author has already removed it. Hard to believe such a hard-hitting, fact-filled piece of journalism would be voluntarily removed concerning a safety problem found in competitive shooting that never caused any actual problem. In place of that article I’ve found a number videos demonstrating police officer safety. Thankfully, none of these officers have any competition shooting experience. Good thing, as we wouldn’t want them to pick up any bad habits.