I’m compiling examples of how competitive shooting experience went wrong. Coming from a competitive background, my bias tends toward competitive shooting being a good thing. That’s why I’m reaching out to folks that can provide counter examples.

Please submit specific examples (names, incidents, etc.) of known skilled competitive shooters that have been injured or killed in fights due to mistakes caused by their competitive experience and I’ll post them. It will be a good exercise in learning how things can go wrong so we can all benefit.

I’ve asked for this in the past and have had zero responses so far. I make it a point to ask for specific examples from authors claiming competition causes problems and they continue to fail to cite any proof illustrating their claim. If something was causing actual problems there would be examples. I’m still looking for a single incident.

Thanks for reading, commenting, and for anything you send in!