Podcast 103 Shooting Competitions

By on September 26, 2014

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Last weekend I went to a shooting competition.  I shot my AR pistol and loved it.  But was it useful? Can I learn to be better at self defense while shooting at competitions?

This podcast we talk about those questions as well as:

Should You Use Competition for Training?

  • Yes….
  • You Get to Test your Gear
  • Test Yourself
  • Learn to Shoot Faster
  • Learn to Shoot Better
  • Learn to Run Your Gun Better
  • Downside: No Tactics

What You Can Learn

  • Humble Pie
  • Does Your Gear Work
  • What Other Gear is Out There
  • Different Styles/Thought of Fighting
  • What Can go Wrong

How to Learn at a Competition

  • Talk to People
  • Be Clear on What You Want to Learn
  • Push Yourself
  • Focus in What You Want to do; not Winning
  • Have Someone Video You
  • Did You Do What you Thought you Would
  • Critic Yourself Right After and on Video
  • Ask for Critics from other Shooters
  • Create Rituals for Your Loading and Equipment Placement


  • Nov 8, 2014 Pistol Fighting Dynamics in Dallas TX
  • Dec 6, 1014 Pistol Low Light in San Antonio TX
  • ShootersClubMembers.com Is the membership-training site that helps support this show.  Members get extra audio and video content found nowhere else.  The videos are all shooting how to about defending yourself with a gun.  The audio has great interviews with giants in the self defense industry.  All of it is stuff you will find only find here.

Stay Safe,


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