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    Welcome to the forum, Misty Lu, from California. Glad to have you aboard.
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    Greetings and Salutations from Washington!
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    Welcome from Wisconsin, Misty Lu!
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    Welcome from Southern Utah. Lots of good information here.
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    Welcome from NC, the state that deported @OldVet . As you can tell, I donít expect a Christmas card this year.
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    Welcome from Delaware.
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    Welcome from New Jersey............
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottync View Post
    Welcome from NC, the state that deported @OldVet . As you can tell, I donít expect a Christmas card this year.
    NC didn't deport me; I deported NC.
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    Welcome to the forum. I found that shooting in local (friendly) competitions helped me improve my speed and accuracy, as I learned over time exactly how fast I could be and still get the rounds on the proper place on the targets. I was not shooting to compete with others, but to keep track of my own progress.

    Although shooting friendly competitions in a regular group is NOT actual self defense training, it does help hone your skills in some ways, and it is a very rare group where most everyone is not encouraging, complimenting you when you do well and willing to offer helpful suggestions - some of which are actually helpful!

    Over time I got better and wound up getting more interested in where my score ranked in comparison to others, but that was never the purpose. Then I had health problems and wound up not shooting much at all for a long time. Now that I can get back from time to time, I'm starting from scratch as far as taking my time and making accuracy the most important thing. So if I come in last place on the score sheet. That is OK!

    Not saying you have to shoot competition, just that most people find that it is not as daunting as they think if they have the proper attitude about why they are there. A lot of ranges have women only groups, but in California who knows?

    In any case, it is very good that you shoot and practice!
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    Welcome, Misty LU, from sunny Wisconsin !



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    Hi Misty! I respect your POV. I am a hunter, but also think that much of factory farmed meat is pretty cruel compared to a wild animal that gets to live a good free life before getting cleanly killed. Regulated hunting is actually the best thing for many animal populations becuase hunters have a direct interest in those animals adequate habitat. Lack of habitat kills, not so much reasonable hunting. Welcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian76 View Post
    Hi Misty! I respect your POV. I am a hunter, but also think that much of factory farmed meat is pretty cruel compared to a wild animal that gets to live a good free life before getting cleanly killed. Regulated hunting is actually the best thing for many animal populations becuase hunters have a direct interest in those animals adequate habitat. Lack of habitat kills, not so much reasonable hunting. Welcome!
    I don't disagree with you about this matter. But trophy hunting, and canned hunts are wrong. It's all about the money changing hands. And the 'right' of some macho jerk to brag about his hunting prowess to his pals during his patio BBQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    Welcome to the forum. I found that shooting in local (friendly) competitions helped me improve my speed and accuracy, as I learned over time exactly how fast I could be and still get the rounds on the proper place on the targets. I was not shooting to compete with others, but to keep track of my own progress.

    Although shooting friendly competitions in a regular group is NOT actual self defense training, it does help hone your skills in some ways, and it is a very rare group where most everyone is not encouraging, complimenting you when you do well and willing to offer helpful suggestions - some of which are actually helpful!

    Over time I got better and wound up getting more interested in where my score ranked in comparison to others, but that was never the purpose. Then I had health problems and wound up not shooting much at all for a long time. Now that I can get back from time to time, I'm starting from scratch as far as taking my time and making accuracy the most important thing. So if I come in last place on the score sheet. That is OK!

    Not saying you have to shoot competition, just that most people find that it is not as daunting as they think if they have the proper attitude about why they are there. A lot of ranges have women only groups, but in California who knows?

    In any case, it is very good that you shoot and practice!
    I'm sure competitive shooting is useful in the ways you've described. But it's been my personal experience that it's just another way for the conservation club representatives to make money. I was perfectly satisfied with shooting on my own at one of these places until I was rudely harassed by the staff for not participating in their shooting events that I just found another place to do my thing in peace.
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