Getting Started with Competitive Shooting
So you want to be a competitive shooter, but don’t know where to start. My best advice I can give to you is to start. Your first competition is the scariest. You don’t know what to expect, you don’t know who you will meet, and you don’t know how you’ll perform. For me, it was the greatest decision I ever made.
The first thing I recommend to get started is to be a spectator at a competition you are interested in shooting. There are a lot of sports out there, so it depends on what you want to shoot and what clubs are near where you live. In my experience, match directors encourage new shooters to come out and will even walk you through how to shoot the competition.
When you show up to a match, the first thing competitors do is check-in. Depending on how early you arrive, it’s a good idea to walk through the stages to see how they are set up. Most matches have the stages designed ahead of time and are posted online, but
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