When people get into competitive shooting, they inevitably fall into the trap of buying more gear to try and get better, instead of putting in the time to practice and become a better shooter. We’ve both been down this road, and now that we’re on the other side of it we’ve realized that for the most part, the modifications just aren’t worth the money invested. However, there are a couple modifications that you’ll probably need on most guns that you choose to shoot in competition.
- Sights. With the exception of just a couple pistols, most guns will need a set of sights to really be competitive. Ben says that you really can’t spend too much money on a good set of sights. They’re the only thing you’re looking at on the gun when shooting it, so they’re pretty important.
Trigger. Basically, you need a trigger that doesn’t suck. It doesn’t have to be this super tricked out such and such that the elite tactical III% operators use, it just needs to be good enough. Short-ish, crisp-ish, somewhere under 5-6lbs is a good baseline.
That’s really about it.