Friday, October 31, 2008
Basically I mean go shooting now. In the winter. In the wind. In the rain. In the cold. In the snow. It is easy to go out to the range and shoot a hundred rounds when it is a balmy 73 degrees with no wind, at mid day, when the sun isn't in your eyes. It is quite another thing to go out and shoot a hundred rounds when your fingers are numb, the rain is pouring, and the daylight is a bland shade of grey. For the same reason that runners train at altitude, it makes sense that if you want to be a good shooter in any type of situation, that you should practice in the worst situation you are likely encounter so that anything you encounter after that is a piece of cake. As a side benefit, with bad winter weather and miserable temperatures, there should be lots of space on the firing line for you.