Practical shooting competition is fun: but are there practical benefits?
By Dave Anderson
To give a basic example, practical shooting competition proved conclusively two hands on the gun was the best way to deliver an accurate shot fast with a full-power handgun. This seems self-evident today,but it was not always so. Check out old cop shows such as The Untouchables or The FBI, or the one-hand crouch position in old gun magazines--like Handgunner!
Competition proved the auto pistol could be made reliable, and it was easier to shoot well. Many factors influenced the law enforcementswitch from six-shot revolvers to high capacity autos. How big a role competition played can be argued, but it was undoubtedly a factor. Autos are the overwhelming choice of today's cops, and I know several, whose pistols are equipped with compact optical sights.
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