I placed first in my category in a small cowboy action match yesterday. As in so many other matches, My score was the result of making fewer mistakes than my competition; I did not beat my competition so much as they beat themselves with misses, penalty time, etc. I don’t really mind when someone shoots better than me in a match, but I hate to beat myself with mental errors or equipment problems. I wish I had the physical gifts to dominate my competition, but it is gratifying that I can sometimes beat more talented shooters by minimizing mistakes. Do I have company, or is my experience unique?