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+When Can We Say..."Yes, I'm a Good Shot?"

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    when you make the all american team!
    steve balistreri
     
  2. lumper

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    When is a Doctor or Lawyer good at what they do? That is also another difficult question to answer cause if they were any good at all they would not be practicing medicine or the law.
     
  3. Shooting Coach

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    What a go, Lumper!

    I tell folks that find out what I do for a living (State Certified Firearms Instructor) and for my passion (Shooting Coach) that I am "well practiced" if they ask. LOL
     
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    when you hit five in a row
     
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    Never.

    Berettaman7
     
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    When you beat Leo Harrison in a shoot-off.
     
  7. CalvinMD

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    I usually sust state that "I can hold my own"
     
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    I usually respond with, "I don't suck."

    But it brings up an interesting question.

    To other shooters (AA, A, B), a "C" class shooter might be considered second rate, or "just starting out," or even "struggling."

    But to most of the general public, or even guys that just hunt and come to the club a few weeks before season starts (like right now) that "C" class shooter might be amazing, and they might be astonished that anyone can break 23 out of 25 in a round, much less all 25!

    So from that perspective, one might indeed be considered a good shot.

    Or, you are to a point in your shooting abilities to be "surprised" if/when you miss, but immediately know why you missed and what you did wrong. I would say that constitutes a good shooter.

    I am confident that I fall into the category of a "good shooter." However, I shot some 5-stand last night, and was astonished at how poorly I shot.

    It's all a matter of perspective.
     
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    I think if you find yourself tied with some well known trapshooters at the end of the day. Whether you win or loose.

    Joe Woods/Ontario
     
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    I say that I am a Big Fish in a Small Pond. Or sometimes I say that I am not as good as I would like to be so I work on improving all the time.
     
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    Depends on who's asking.


    Eric
     
  12. Lone Gunmen

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    Has to be taken in context. For instance, if one were talking to H.H. Hutchinson, knowing that he could hit the suitor that had just slid down the downspout from his daughter DeEtta's bedroom window at 800 meters on the run with his Harper's Ferry using a rock for a projectile, then the standards would be much higher than, say, in the company of the Master Debators up the road from Ulm. BTW, did that gunshot wound in your arse ever heal?
     
  13. Hipshot 3

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    Your scores will tell you that!
     
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    I say "Darn right I am and I'll prove it. Hold this dime between your thumb and forefinger and I'll hit it at 20 paces." They ALL say, "I'm sure you are and I'll take your word for it".
     
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    I have trouble even thinking that to myself much less saying it to anyone. Sometimes at the end of a shoot or after shooting a good score, I am very pleased with how I shot. The very next event is a brand new challenge and how you shot the day before has no bearing on what your results will be. The other shooters definitely will not lay down and give you an event just because you shot great the day before.

    A person's record speaks for them, but when asked that question, they may say "I have shot good at times." It better to hear someone say that about a shooter than for the shooter to say that themselves; many people don't like to be around someone who's "tooting" their own horn! biff
     
  16. djpk69

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    When you can Quit your day job and make a living at it
     
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    When you read an article about yourself in Trap&Field.
     
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    Irfner, I've been meaning to ask, "Are you a good shot?" Or "Are you a great shot?" Biff
     
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    When talking to people who aren't shooting activists, and I tell them the scores I break, they think I'm a tremendous shot. Current averages SGLS 98.33
    DBLS 94.2 HDCP 94.8 (27 yards). By my standards, I'm not there yet, even though I've been shooting 7 years now. I've won nothing in the big tournaments, but on days I have beaten the best and got beaten by the worst. I personally can say I'm a good shot when I can consistently beat the best.
     
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    When I tell them I won $4000 in three weeks shooting trap "they" say "you must be a good shot". And I say I just get lucky sometimes....
     
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