So, What else would you like to shoot? How many disciplines are you involved in or do you just shoot one? Or none? Do you feel guilty about not shooting more in some sort of organized gun sport? I am hoping I am not the only one with these thoughts.
I shoot IDPA and I love it. It is not boring like your standard static range practice and I get to hang out with other shooters who gossip, argue, discuss and generally BS about everything from politics to guns to the importance of the proper amount of fresh basil in a good pasta sauce. Cowboy Action Shooting does not have an attraction to me, probably because I was not raised in the U.S. culture and awe of the cowboys. IPSC also does not interest me, mostly because they spend more time running around than shooting and I always hated running, even when I played soccer which is why I chose to be a goalkeeper. Tactical Carbine? Ambivalent so far; I like a good AK going bang but the only serious place and time which I could enjoy and learn more, conflicts with work and I can’t ever make it. Also the Carbine Crowds are going way too gear slut and if you don’t have the applicable cool M4 platform approved by BARF.com, gearwear or approved (for that week) Gucciflage, you ain’t spit in some people’s eyes. Also the most of the training available is concentrated on clearing villages in Afghanistan and not how to defend my property after the latest Hurricane has rendered my local police services overwhelmed. Yes, I like my local defensive tactics up and including the inevitable Zombie invasion. 🙂
So i guess I feel a bit guilty for not shooting more. So what am I itching for? Shotguns and Rifles, the bolt action kind. I definitely want a .22LR and maybe a 270. Not a whole lotta recoil in either and will do the job of keeping me busy and happy.
I do want to take some self defense shotgun classes. The red flying frisbees just don’t do it for me. Maybe if we are lucky, IDPA will polish the rules for Multi Gun before the next presidential elections and make it so people can actually feel they are shooting IDPA with long guns and not that they have to buy a Wilson Combat’s® Scattergun Technologies puppy in order to compete. Yes, we want to use red dots with our shotties and also please get the scoring figured out ’cause even the Devil is confused.