Competition shooting is one of the many benefits of having firearms training under your belt. So, you’ve taken your lessons and have finally signed up for your first competition. Congratulations! Upon entering your first competition, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by both expensive gear and fierce competitors. If you’re new to the world of competition shooting, keep these simple tips and tricks in mind to ensure a more successful game:
- Don’t expect to win your first competition. Even if you’ve undergone extensive training, you likely will not win your first match. After all, this is the first time you’re feeling the pressure of competition! Expect to have a miss or two, but don’t let it get you down. We all start somewhere.
- Keep in mind that you don’t have to be an avid shooter. When looking for a competition in which to sign up, you’ll find that there are options available for every skill level. In choosing the right competition for your skill level, you’ll be ensured that you’re competing against those within a similar range.
- As you progress into the world of competitive shooting, you’ll find that it’s easy to let your nerves get the best of you. And nerves can lead to inaccurate aim and poor marksmanship. Breathe deeply, relax, and you’ll be on your way to top shooting!