Are you shooting as well as ‘John Doe’?
Are the people you shoot with shooting as well as ‘John Doe’?
Do you want to improve your shooting, or are you just out for the social aspects?
The social aspects of shooting are there, and they’re one of the reasons we like to shoot. Being around people with similar likes and dislikes makes the sport more enjoyable.
But, if you want to shoot higher scores and have more satisfaction with your shooting, you may have to start shooting with different people—those that are shooting at a higher level, trying to improve, and believe socializing is great but not on the field.
There are people that are just as happy shooting, laughing and socializing together as they would be getting good scores consistently. There’s nothing wrong with this; they are happy with what they’re doing. Most of these shooters are not serious about improving their shooting.
Are you happy with the socializing, or do you, like many others, want to shoot better and socialize later?
There has been a saying around shooters as long as I can remember that goes something like, ‘if you want to become a better shooter, shoot with better shooters.’
What this is stating works. Shooting with more talented, knowledgeable people can and will improve your shooting skills and possibly your enjoyment.
Barry Hartmann is an NSSA Master Level and NRA Certified shotgun instructor who can help you improve your skills at American Skeet and wingshooting. To contact Barry, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at (918)803-2393.