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Old August 31, 2012, 07:21 AM   #31
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Hey, Mersey man, I think we've traded comments before.

But on to the thread; I'm certain competition would help in a self-defense situation, only it needs qualification. Bowling pin match? Maybe. Long distance shooting competition with a rifle? Maybe, maybe not. Others? Probably better.

I may have asked this before but I don't remember what the answer might have been. Is there a competition that mimics what an armed civilian might face at home or on the street? Does it have a special name? What are the rules?

When threads like this come up where people speak of practical pistol work, drawing and shooting from concealment and so on, I remember something that Jeff Cooper said when he was asked about a concealed weapon that he might carry if he went into a bar or a place like that. His answer?

"I don't go in places like that."
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