What's the best complement that a respected old timer has ever given you with regard to your firearms skill?
For me, it would have to be the time I placed 39 shots of .38 158gr LRN into a 6" grouping at 27 yards in 10 mins. The gun used was a S&W model 67. Upon inspecting my target and noticing that 39/40 shots ended up 7-ring or better, a 72 year old gentleman (who was the 1st commandant of my country's police academy after independance from the British) remarked:
"We could have used more capable constables such as yourself during the racial riots of the 60s. With your present level of proficiency, have you considered joining the auxiliary constabulary?"
So fellas....has any veteran cop/serviceman/competition shooter said anything about your skill that you'll remember for a lifetime?
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October 28, 2006, 04:49 PM
Only a couple. However, I do wish to issue a disclaimer up front: I do NOT consider myself a great pistol marksman- I do not practice enough to reach that point.
Both compliments were courtesy of range officers at my local department of conservation range.
The first one was a former police officer, and the time was a couple years ago, and I don't remember it word-for-word, but the gist was "I wouldn't mind having you on my side in a shootout."
The other happened about a month ago, from a different range officer: "You must be here for fun, because it doesn't look like you need the practice."
Both times I was shooting my 1911A1 in .45ACP.
Like I said, I don't break my arm patting myself on the back- just accept the compliments graciously and remember that until everything goes in one hole, you can still improve, and there are usually those better still.
October 28, 2006, 05:27 PM
My wife was shooting 4 shot strings for group out of a heavy barrel 7.62X39 upper on an AR 15 at 100 meters without magnification laid out on a sandbag. The property owner of the range is a retired 10th Group full bird and sauntered up and looked through the spotting scope. He straightened up and looked at my wife with a big grin and exclaimed, "That'll sure kill Bambi!", and sauntered back to his truck and drove off. She was making 1.5" groups!:D
October 28, 2006, 05:31 PM
Don't have a whole load of them but my favorite was from a teacher when I was taking my class G firearms license class. This was from a man that teaches advanced pistol techniques and sniper training among other things. We had just finished a relay with 9mm while qualifying. He came by to get my score and looked at my target (I am not a marksman by any means but I was nonetheless very proud that I had scored 236 out of 240), he took it from me and looked it over and said: "You shoot pretty consistantly, nice job." Nothing fancy, but he didn't hand out the compliments to everyone, and it meant alot to me.
October 28, 2006, 05:41 PM
I ain't gonna teach 'em , you go do it. To keep it you gotta give it away Young'un, you got this part down pat, now go give it away. I'm gonna sit on the porch, sip a beer, smoke, mess with the dawg, and later on, I got some more stuff I need to give away to you Young'un....
October 28, 2006, 06:33 PM
There was two occurences:
The first was at and IPSC match and I was on that day. He came up to me and said that I was a sword that needed to be sharpened and asked if he could privately train me.
THe second was when I shot really crappy this once at another IPSC match. ANything that could have gone wrong did go wrong. This kid comes up to me and he couldn't have been much older than nine. "Nice shootin' buddy.." he said to me with a pat on the back, "It'll be ok.... next time though, try shooting where your eyes..." ect. I was so pissed...I am humble enough to say that I have shot so badly that a nine year old thought he needed to come and give me some advice from a pro... he was just as bad and that's the part that stung my ego...:(
October 28, 2006, 08:25 PM
Shot a "stick of dynamite" sized piece of tannerite at 250+ yrds standing with iron sights using an m14. Not a miraculous shot by reading some of the comments on this forum, but it was enough for the Vietnam vet tunnel rat next to me to yell "NICE F'N SHOT!" and high five me, I felt great :)
October 28, 2006, 08:43 PM
An instructor at Gunsite had us all on a 60 yard range.
Two shots on a full size torso steel at 30 feet and shoot on an 8 inch steel disk hanging at 60 yards till the mag emptied or you hot the disk.
Two shots on the torso target.
One shot on the disk with a colt compact.
He muttered "****" under his breath and would not let me try again.
What he did not know was that I competed in Bullseye for about 15 years before health problems stopped me. The techniques work even better with two hands.
I also had a very experienced Bullseye shooter seek me out and shake my hand after winning a 2700 match. I only placed first in one caliber, but was second in the other two.
That handshake was worth just as much as winning the match.
October 28, 2006, 08:48 PM
When I was in jr. high or high school, I shot an 8 point at 125 yards with a British .303. The deer spun sideways and jumped, and I shot him again before he hit the ground.
The fellow giving me a ride home was a quiet guy, a hunter that I greatly respected. We were riding along in silence, and he looked over and asked, "You shooting an automatic?" I said, "No, it's a bolt." He sat there a second, and then just said, "Huh." Greatest firearm-related compliment I ever got!
October 28, 2006, 09:18 PM
We moved from Southern Nevada in September 1955, when I was 15yo. I had been competing with my 03-A3 for a couple of years and thought I was hot stuff. I had been shooting about 1000 rounds a month for about 18 months
Dad and I went to the range to sight-in for deer season, when the local NG rifle team showed up. I happened to have the lane next to the First Sgt, when he pulled out the first Garand I'd ever seen. He looked at my battered old Springfield and asked me, "You any good at that?" I grinned and said, "200 yards or 500 yards?" We proceeded to fire 15 rounds down range in unison, his shot, my shot, his shot, etc. I was pushing pretty hard toward the end, as I was reloading with stripper clips. We went up to the stands and I scored his and he scored mine. He beat me by about 10 points.
When we returned to the firing line, He looked at Dad and said, "Have him look me up when he turns 21. I'll buy him a bottle of good whiskey." It was several days before I could get my hat on, again.
I later served under him and found out he had competed for many years at Camp Perry.
The Lone Haranguer
October 28, 2006, 09:23 PM
A few weeks ago someone at the range did ask me if I was a police officer. When I replied in the negative, he said (paraphrasing) that he had been watching me shoot and that I seemed to employ law enforcement doctrine in my grip and stance. As far as I knew it was just an ordinary iscoscoles stance. ;) Also, when shooting at close range one(right)-handed, I do make a sort of fist with my left hand and put it up against my chest while extending my right arm so the gun is in my cone of vision. Anyway, I took it as a compliment and thanked him. :cool:
October 28, 2006, 10:01 PM
Got a great one a couple yrs ago, but it was job related, nothing to do with guns. I'm strictly a mediocre shooter, with good days and bad but not nearly enough range time!
October 28, 2006, 10:33 PM
"Might make a shooter of you yet, laddie," said by an auld duff quite a few years ago after a match in which I got lucky.
October 28, 2006, 10:45 PM
1999 at the M9 range Ft. Bragg. I was only there because I was the company commanders driver. He wanted me to qualify with "everything" just in case. First time shooting a pistol other then pellet guns. After shooting nearly perfect i was drafted to help the floundering officers.
My commander was always taking pictures, a week or so later he gave me an 8X10 shot of me shooting that came out perfect the ejected shell is still in the air with a little card on the front that that had my name the date and expert M9 range. it sits on my reloading bench still
October 28, 2006, 11:44 PM
When I took my Texas CHL we had this old LEO who was just a really neat guy. I qualified with a perfect score (250/250) even with some flyers outside my group. Later in the parking lot he told my buddy and I that we had "done very well"
Walked a little taller that day.
October 28, 2006, 11:58 PM
Well not so much a comment on skill, but I do get some backhanded compliments from men 30+ years older than me whenever I shoot my XD and my Colt Detective Special on the same range outing.
"I guess you do have some taste after all..."
October 29, 2006, 12:04 AM
"Boy.....we need you in the CIA"
(Spoken by the oldest of three gentlemen who watched me head shoot a bedded down whitetail at 330 yards.)
October 29, 2006, 12:13 AM
When we sighted in our M-16s in Basic, a l-o-n-g time ago, we were supposed to hit the little "X" under the black box. I put the first three, one dead center, and the other two touching it in the center of each of the upper arms on the "X". Then I put the other three right on top of the first three. You could cover the group with a fingernail. The drill sergeant took one look at my target and said, "Damn! I ain't never seen anybody shoot like that!" I had (still have) a bum leg and was in danger of being recycled, but from that day forward, I always managed to "pass" the PT tests. Won my company commander $700 when the battalion qualified with the M-16.
(BTW, I used to shoot on the University of Iowa rifle team, learned to hit bullseyes the size of a pinhead at 50'.) ;)
October 29, 2006, 12:32 AM
Back in '70 when I was in the National Guard, we were on a .50 Cal range blowing up old car bodies at about 1000 meters. I was having a ball walking tracers in with the T&E and just destroying everything. During the cease fire I felt a tap on my helmet and turned around to see a two star and assorted other brass standing behind me. The two star says "That's good shootin' son, have you ever done that for a living?"
October 29, 2006, 12:33 AM
I'm a decent shot with a handgun, mainly because I've shot at black dots on paper until I'm cross-eyed and boring. While the fellows at my range generally don't lay the praise on too thick, I've had a few guys have me shoot their hand guns "just to let me try it out." I know they're wanting to know what kind of a group it'll shoot, and I take it as a complement.
October 29, 2006, 12:48 AM
My grandfather used to always say, "Boy, you'd be dangerous if you had brains." I didn't figure out that it wasn't a compliment until I grew up... :eek:
My martial arts instructor was moderately psycho. The turnover rate in his class was very high. I was an absolutley lousy student, and for two years made little or no progress. At the end of the two years, he pulled me aside and told me that maybe I should find another hobby. I told him that I would continue to be his student until he died, I died, or he killed me. He then proceeded to beat me unmercifully for three months in an effort to convince me of the error of my judgement. I refused to quit, despite the broken ribs and the concussion. After three months, I went to class, and he KOed me about 1/2 hour in, and I didn't wake up until after class was over. When I woke up, he was sitting there, and said, "If you dismiss me, I will leave. If you do not dismiss me, I will stay, even if you kill me."
The old man sat there for awhile and finally said, "I am unsure if you are just too stupid to quit, or if I should be scared of you."
After that, I made much better progress in class. I was a lot more focused. I spent the next 15 years working hard, and making a little progress. I still do not consider myself very much of a martial artist, even though I try.
I've been shooting my whole life, but I didn't take up 'gunfighting' until 2 years ago. When I first started with my instructor, I made very rapid progress, and immediately won some minor competitions. I worked a lot of my martial arts into my training, and after a few weeks, my instructor said, "I think you've taught me more about gunfighting than I've taught you."
October 29, 2006, 12:53 AM
One, best one ever, from a guy who partnered with me at Wells Fargo Armored, did two and a half tours in 'Nam, one of those "been there, done that" kinda guys, who told me he would have liked to have had me on his fire team.
The next, from a guy known only as Old Joe, who shot at our range ALL the time, who was cranking out some usual stellar groups next to me, as I was firing some check loads through my stepfathers' revolver.
When I pulled the target back in, I heard Old Joe, "Sheesh, that the best you can do?"
So, I grabbed a peice of cardboard, drew a crosshair on it, and sent it down to the 25 yard line, and proceeded to rip off a 2 inch 6 shot group of 38 Silvertips in that old Model 10, firing two hand standing, single action.
Old Joe looked at the group, and said, "OK, now age to 80, have two heart attacks, and then do that again!" From him, that was high praise. The Good Lord rest his soul.
October 29, 2006, 01:08 AM
Being 21 I just bought my first handgun this last year (22 in another 2 weeks or so). I just finished a co-op with a very fun group of engineers and went shooting with two of them on a pretty regular basis. My idea of fun shooting is to get the pistol zeroed in at 10-20 yards and just shoot bottles on the ground for an hour or two. If I can hit the bottle on the move (bouncing along the ground from my previous shot) so much the better.
After doing this for a month or so after getting my Taurus PT-99 one of the guys I shoot with saw me doing this from 15-40 yards consistantly made a comment like, "Man you are a heck of a pistol shot." The funny part was he tried to get me to buy a high powered rifle before my coop ended so he could shoot with me.
Another time we were both at the range and he was testing his new Springfield XD in .45 and I was shooting my new Dan Wesson Pointman 7 1911. He was shooting at a human torso at about 7-8 yards away and was doing pretty well. His target was pretty shot up with about 40-50 rounds in it. I wanted to take a pot shot or 3 to check my sights. He fired off his clip and I shot my 3 shots. He got pretty excited when he saw 2 bullseyes and a 9 ring shot from the last clip. I pointed out the difference in the bullet holes....He was shooting ball ammo and I was shooting 200 gr. SWC .45 reloads. My load was cutting a clean hole characteristic of that bullet and his was much more jagged. Kind of felt bad to let him down like that. :) We both had a good laugh.
October 29, 2006, 01:34 AM
Mine was on the last two shots I fired at Badlands Tactical, during one of their "Advanced Phase I" classes. We were on the last "Unknown Distance" test of the class......We had to "mil it" and "kill it," or use our mildots to calculate the range, dial in the required elevation, adjust for wind, and fire two shots on the metallic torso silhouette.
Steve Suttles, head rifle instructor, was tired. It was hot. Lots of guys had been missing. I was the very last shooter to fire at the very last target.
I fired, lots of guys were talking, Suttles was looking through the spotting scope. He said, "I couldn't see anything, I think it was a miss," just as the high-pitched, but very faint "clang" of a bullet striking a target rang through the wind.
Steve Suttles looked at me and said, "Did you hit that one?" I just sort of nodded affirmative from my prone position behind my rifle.
"Shoot that again," Suttles said.
I squeezed the trigger....Bang........................................clang.
"Damn, you DID hit that," said Suttles.
Range to target was 848 yards, with a stiff wind blowing.
October 29, 2006, 01:47 AM
When I went for my first CCW class, we were to fire 60 rounds at the range. Class was one day, range was another. During class, I asked the instructor if there was any restrictions on firearms or ammunition. He said no, so I figured I'd bring my Mark IV with my own reloads. At the range, right at the beginning, I had kind of an emergency call, so I again asked if there was a time minimum. He said nope, as long as you fire your 60 rounds. Magazine after magazine went into the 7 yard target, rapid fire, everything into a space about the size of a half-dollar. When I turned to pack up, the instructor was standing behind me shaking his head. He mouthed "holy s**t" and moved slowly to the next guy. A man of few words, but considering his credentials, I took it as a huge compliment.
October 29, 2006, 01:48 AM
i have a mentor who taught me a new trade in my forties then retired and turned the buisness over to me. i would without question kill for this old hill billy. he has a son in law who is a word unsuitable for here. we both dislike him but you know how it goes with relatives. we were shooting clay pigeons in the yard first time in almost 20 years foe me sil shoots a lot of birds. i missed first three then got back in step. it got real competitive with us and the old man was eating it up.(i was hot not missing and it was killing the son in law)he finally launched a pigeon behind my back off range barely in my peripheral vision as i scanned for it. (i heard the launch)when i spotted it it was way off and in the trees had no choice but to snap shoot and pulled it off. i was a lil surprised but prouder than a 3 balled tom cat. i po'd the son in law and most important made the old man real proud. it doesn't get much better than stuffing a jerk and making a man who considers you his son proud with one shot. best moment in my life other than getting married and having a kid
October 29, 2006, 04:58 AM
When qualifying earlier this year my Lt. and I both shot a 490/500.
He was shooting his personal weapon, I was shooting an unfamiliar pistol that I had not had an opportunity to sight in.
He has been in the business for 32 years. Me, 1.5.
I asked him for a shoot off.
All I got was a "No way thats happening.".
I took it as a compliment. :D
October 29, 2006, 09:53 AM
I am an old timer now.
So, I'll watch you young whippersnappers to see if you do well enough to be complimented. :D
October 29, 2006, 11:40 AM
I was 16 and my grandfather said that to me after I shot a running rabbit with a .22 while we were out squirrel hunting. He walked over, put the rabbit in the sack and never said another word about it. That was high praise coming from a man who once looked at my report card of 5 A's and a B and then told me that I needed to work harder to bring that B up. My Drill Sergeants had NOTHING on my old man, God rest his soul.
October 29, 2006, 12:28 PM
I felled a 2' weed @ about 80' with a Kahr double action PM9.
An ex-Marine with whom I was shooting got a blank look, even though I claimed it was "a lucky shot".
Yes, it was a lucky shot.
Said instructor John Canaday, of Fresno CA, regarding my Colt O1091:
"[it] has best trigger I've ever felt on a Colt". [Not me, but my gun. Still nice]
October 29, 2006, 12:33 PM
I have two occasions that made me feel on top of the world. The first one was my very first bowling pin shoot. I placed second in the .22 class. The winner was a highly skilled professional competition shooter. He came over, complimented my shooting and told me I had the makings of a marksman. I had only been shooting for about two months. The second time was at another pin shoot. The same shooter and I were the only ones who hit a pin at 25 yards with a S&W 500. There were twenty five shooters (all old timers) each getting only one shot at the target. I was the only female. The guys bought me ammo all afternoon and dinner that night. BTW, I was 53 years old at the time. I was accepted into the "brotherhood" and have had the wonderful experience of being taught by a group of guys who have become "family".
October 29, 2006, 01:56 PM
One is directly gun related, the other is sort of.
Recently an older gentleman in his 70's was shooting trap on a squad with me on Sunday morning. I shot 24, 25,24 over the 3 rounds. He came over and looked at my old A5 Sweet 16g and asked if I hunted? I said yes and told him about moving from Ga to NJ recently and we got to talking. He said, "anyone that can shoot an old SWEET gal like that and likes to hunt needs to be on my trap team." We now meet every Wed night.
A few years back I was quail hunting around Perry, Ga and I ran into an older black man with a huge German Shorthair. Talked a few minutes while the dogs watered. Since we were headed in the same direction we joined up. About 30 min later, my setter pointed a covery of about 15 birds in a brush pile. We both took a single out that group and decided to hunt up the singles that had flown on the way we were headed. My girl Hannah proceeded to point 6 singles in a row, which I asked the old man to shoot so I could work the dog. He took down all 6 birds over her and when we eventually got back to where our trucks were we talked awhile about his 50 plus years of bird hunting, I shared a cigar with him, he gave me a Coke. He then asked me questions about my girl for about 15 minutes. How much training... not much. Special breeding... none at all some distinction way back in her line .... Daily work... I live in Atlanta... After all that he just looked and stated "That is a darn fine bird dog."
One of the proudest moments of my life.
October 30, 2006, 01:26 AM
Mine was actually yesterday, I all my life have struggled with shooting accurately and it is only in the past few years that I have started to get even average at it. Well anyways yesterday my step-grandfather's scope on his rifle went blurry on him in the field. When we got back to camp he asked me to take a look at it and try to see if I couldn't fix it, I took that as a pretty good complement and then when I realized that the scope wasn't going to get any clearer he sent me with some money to Wally World in town to get another scope for him, I also considered that a pretty good complement.
When I returned with the scope I mounted it and asked him if he wanted my cousin to sight it in as he is a better shot than I am, he said no you go ahead and do it. Within five shots I was hitting the bullseye with his Inline. I was pretty freaking stoked.
October 30, 2006, 02:02 AM
This is a compliment given to my father, a moderate old-timer by a friend of ours, a very old-timer...
The family friend brought two browning 22 autos to plink with. One tricked out with heavy engraving, a scope, and a laser. The other was engraved, but with no scope.
Everybody but my father proceded to take the scoped rifle and hit a 1in square target about half of the time from 20 yards shooting off of a rest. My father took the open sighted browning and proceded to go 10/10 offhand from the same distance.
He then went to explain how important every round of ammunition was when he grew up in Africa.
October 30, 2006, 02:40 AM
Basic Training at Fort Benning in 1986. I shot a 39 out of 40 to qualify with the M-16.
Drill Sergeant Graham looked at me, looked at my scoresheet and said "Where you from, boy?"
I said "West Virginia, Drill Sergeant."
He said "Ah, that makes sense. You Mountain Boys got shootin' in your blood, don't ya?"
October 30, 2006, 07:38 AM
Taught by my father and uncles (2 who were Marines, 2 who were LEO's), out at the quarry w/ my stepgrandfather, the old man, after watching me shoot my way through my .22 single shot, Dad's '03 and SMLE and various handguns said, "That boy can shoot a little, can't he?"
Been trying to live up to those words ever since.
October 30, 2006, 07:55 AM
Two I recall. I have to preface these by saying that I'm not LEO and never served in the military ... and I haven't competed since college. Just a shooter with an "academic" bent; that is, I read a lot to "get it right," and then practice.
First was personal. Took a five-day intermediate handgun course with a mix of LEOs and civilians. One of the LEOs was a firearms instructor himself, working to hone his own skills. We were shooting on adjacent targets. He was pretty fast, but I was far more accurate, with groups regularly half the size of his. After a while, he asked what I did for a living. He couldn't get over the fact that a professor consistently out shot him. But the real compliment was watching his behavior. He started trying to slow down to get that first shot on target. By the end of the week, he told me he'd learned some technique from the instructors, but he'd learned to concentrate from me.
Second was indirect. One day at our local range, the local SWAT unit was out practicing. Their commander had been injured previously, so wasn't shooting. I was on the range with my then 11-year-old son. The Lt. walked down the line and asked me, "Hey, okay if I invite your son to try my rifle?" "Okay?!" says I; "Absolutely!" So he got my son set up on his Remington 700 PSS, and my son proceeded to put three shots into half an inch at 100 yards. He was pretty slight then and didn't like the recoil, so wanted to stop after three. But the LEO was very impressed with his shooting ability and said, "You've trained him well!" I was very proud of my son. Still am!
October 30, 2006, 12:00 PM
It wasn't a comment as such,
One wednesday night the Ol' timer said, "you gonna be here next week boy?" I said "Yes" and a following week he walked with a Lee loading press, dies, scales, books and around 1000 .357 cases and said "there you go, enjoy".
October 30, 2006, 12:37 PM
I was at the local pulblic range. I sat down next to an old-timer that had spent the morning practicing with his .22 target pistol and an older revolver I couldn't identify.
After seeing me and my daughter shooting and trying to not get shot (this is a bad range) and yelling at the guys shooting ARs and AKs at the pistol range. He smiled and said at the top of his lungs, "You're the only one out here without his head up his @$$". And the range was packed...
October 30, 2006, 11:40 PM
A couple that I think were compliments, each in its own roundabout way.
1. Took my teenage nephew shooting; I was shooting my M1 (looped into the 1907 sling) at some steel plates at the 200 yard range. I don't know how big they were, but they were smaller than the front sight. I missed a few, but hit most of them. Later, my nephew said the range officer had asked him if I was some kind of professional shooter.
2. At my CCW renewal class, I say with all humility (but factually) that I was shooting better than the rest of the (small) class. At one point, the instuctor was walking down the line, giving pointers. When he came to me, he looked at my target, gave that dismissive wave gesture and the gruff "Ahhh!" sound, and moved on.
October 31, 2006, 02:51 AM
I have gotten a compliment here and there from older guys at the range, but the one that meant the most to me was just recently on a shooting outing with my dad. We were shooting this wierd Mauser in .308 that he got me as a gift at the side of a hill about 200 yards or so away, and he told me to call my shot. I said "See that little white spot by that bush?", and then proceeded to dump three rounds directly into it. My dad took one look at me and said "well, I guess that rifle shoots". Anyone with a shooter for a dad knows that is a pretty high compliment.
October 31, 2006, 02:53 PM
"good shootin' son" Says it all..........Essex
October 31, 2006, 02:56 PM
I got a lot of compliments during an NRA Basic Pistol course, but I think I must have been the only one who'd fired a pistol before. Heavy-barrel .22's at ten yards ain't tough.
October 31, 2006, 03:45 PM
Not from an old timer but a huge compliment anyways. Some of my soldiers called me when they got home from Iraq. I went up for their homecomeing party. 4 of them ( I had been their squad leader, before I left the service) came up and told me it had been the training I gave them that brought them home.
October 31, 2006, 03:58 PM
Mine was during boot camp, 1974. We were at Edson Range during Range week. After our first live fire, our P.M.I., who was an old Gy.Sgt. came by, looked over my shoulder, and said" You'll shoot expert on Friday." I did, too.
October 31, 2006, 04:34 PM
When I was 13 my friend's dad took us to a range where you can rent various weapons. This old guy at the range was showing us how to shoot rifles while gabbing with my friend's father. They had us shoot .22 rifles, an UZI and a M-16. With the AR (no scope, first time using peep sites), I was shooting at orange painted coffee cans hanging off of ropes at 200 yards. 30 rounds and 0 misses The old guy guy kept saying good shot and damn, and said the next 30 was on him. I didn't see what all the fuss was about back then. My teen years I was a really good shot, since then my eyesite went down hill, and my accuracy with a rifle now is so-so.
October 31, 2006, 04:38 PM
T'was after a dove hunt when my spent shells came close to matching the number of doves in my bag.
October 31, 2006, 04:47 PM
A few years ago we had a guy show up to shoot an IDPA match, and he only had one arm (his left). The MD told him that it wouldn’t be a problem if he would demonstrate how he could perform the tasks safely (we should have known from his 3 digit IDPA#). After displaying his gun handling skills, he finished better than 50% that day (lots of reloads), impressing all in attendance. A several months later after a match, a few of us were shooting a target called a Texas star (5 plates that rotate back and forth as they are knocked off) as we improved the rest of us tried strong hand and then weak hand. When we finished he told me “You’re the only guy I’ve ever seen that shoots better than me, weak handed”.
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