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Old August 2, 2012, 09:02 AM   #7
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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.
No argument on the laser, but shooting an air pistol tests some skills that a "real" gun doesn't because the slower-moving pellet (about 500 fps) spends more time in the barrel, placing a much higher premium on good form and follow-through after the trigger breaks. Practicing with an air pistol has helped my Bullseye competition slow-fire scores considerably, though admittedly the lack of recoil makes it less useful for practicing the sustained-fire stages.
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