While I agree with the author that competitive shooting is good for police officers, I would take it a step further and say that anyone who carries and/or depends on firearms would benefit. The most important step you can take in owning a firearm is getting trained. Think you have had enough training? Wrong, your training should be ongoing, keeping yourself up to date with the laws and sharp on your skills. But, what about the long stretches between training? These discussions always stress the skills we believe are the most useful, we rarely just indulge the enjoyment/fun of shooting. I enjoyed this article by Ron Avery and look forward to your thoughts too.
QUOTE: “If you want to know how good you are, you need to compete and find out. If you want to be the best you can be, competition will get you there faster and more surely than any other way I know. Putting yourself to the test needs to happen before you get in a gunfight and there is no better way to learn to deal with pressure then by competing and learning to manage pressure and make it work for you.” – Ron Avery
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Why Police Should participate in competitive shooting sports