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Don’t Read The Comments

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In the modern times we’re in, when we want to learn about something new we go to web forums, subreddits, and Facebook groups that are based around the topic we’re interested in. I’m a member of web forums based around a TON of different topics, because I like to learn about things.

It’s awesome to have the entire wealth of knowledge in the world at your fingertips, however I think in the competitive shooting world especially, it can be detrimental to actually getting new people into the games.

At it’s heart, competitive shooting is… competitive. When you get a bunch of competitive people in a group where rules of the competition are discussed, there will be some debate. Debate is great.

You’ll also get a bunch of people who’ve never read the rule book, who think they know the rules, arguing against things that are supposedly in the rule book, but actually aren’t, but they’re ignorant of what the rules actually say.

Then, you’ll get someone who hasn’t ever shot a match reading all this, thinking that everyone at competitions is a jerk, and at each others throats trying to do whatever possible to win, when that couldn’t be further from the truth.

So, if you’re reading in these groups, and you haven’t ever shot a match, either go shoot, or stop reading.

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Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.


  1. The problem with penalizing “misses” is that it only punishes scored misses and ignores misses that are made up with extra shots. I’ve seen IDPA shoots where a Marksman is among the “most accurate”, yet to achieve those hits they fired several dozen extra shots to make up for shots that completely missed the paper. As long as they don’t hit a Non-Threat those misses don’t take them out of the running for “most accurate”. A Master will typically only fire an extra shot to make up for the odd -3 hit and completely missing the target is rare. An unintended consequence of 1 second per point down is that many lower skilled shooters will likely do more spraying and praying, reducing shot accountability.

  2. “either go shoot, or stop reading” – completely agree with you. I have so many friends that think that they are not ready to compete yet. But it is so much fun to participate in competitions, to meet new people, to see new stages and to check your skills.

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