“This test process removes one of the enduring concerns for athletes: that some unseen technical problem may affect their shooting.
IDK - Isn't that part of shooting? Compensate for it in the rules by allowing an alibi, take the best of 3 attempts, everyone shoots 5 matches and throw one out, whatever.
To me if it isn't a real gun, then you've taken something away from the sport and from shooting. I think there is a little more than just technique and there is a skill to shooting a regular gun that isn't necessarily tested by shooting lasers or air pistols. If you're really an athlete, then lets see you compete with the real deal.