Some time ago I wrote about NOT shooting as an “occupational hazard” of studying gun culture. In 2017, as part of the research for the chapter of my book on the gun training industry, I saw at least 100,000 rounds fired. But shot only about 1,000 rounds myself, max, and 400 of those were one weekend at Rob Pincus’s Combat Focus Shooting Instructor Conference.
So, I have a lot of pictures from last year, like the one from Gunsite below, of me watching other people shoot. And as I have explained in an earlier post, I observed instead of participating for good reasons.
But ongoing conversations with two guiding lights of American gun culture — Kevin Creighton of Misfires and Light Strikes blog fame and USPSA Grand Master Karl Rehn of KR Training — have convinced me to change my ways in 2018.
So, I have set three major goals for 2018:
(1) to shoot more,
(2) to shoot better, and
(3) to shoot competitively.
NOTE: To this end, SPONSORSHIPS ARE WELCOME. Just imagine the picture above, except me shooting your ammo, running your gear, wearing your hat and shirt and patches. Imagine! It isn’t hard to do!
In two following posts, I will discuss Kevin’s and Karl’s input, and how I plan to act on it in 2018.