.....in instances where, to be competitive one needs to pour untold fundage into a weapon to be on par with others.
The pinacle of each Shooting sport is generally occupied by those who have the "wherewithall" to buy the best equipment.
The instances that the worst equipped competitor wins would be few and far between...if ever.
In a SAME GUN contest, it truely would be just the SHOOTER....and there would be no question about equipment.
It is better to be a "human-doing" than a "human-being"..