All too often people find themselves working with one gun in hopes that they will work with it enough to make it the right gun for them. often they become dogmatic and claim that this one gun they think they do the best with is what everyone should use if they want to shoot better. This is something that I find many people doing, and it is a problem in my eyes. In my experience, as you advance in your skills and the more you learn about yourself, the more your needs will change.

You need to be conscious of how you react under stress in order to really find out what you require in terms of an all in one pistol. You will most likely find that there is no one gun that will work for every type of shooting that you do. You will most likely find that shooting under stress is going to require different skills than shooting on a static range in order to drill the bullseye into one ragged hole.

All too often people find themselves working with one gun in hopes that they will work with it enough to make it the right gun for them

Finding one gun that feels good and then working around it is a bad idea in my experience. The gun is supposed to be a tool that caters to your experience and needs. Having a striker fired pistol only does not necessarily fill the needs of both the combat shooting and target shooting worlds. Most issues people find is that their needs change when they transition from range time in qualification and shooting to save their life, as I stated earlier.

Most of the times departments will prioritize an officers fitness to use their guns by how they perform in qualification, which is mostly done static. This tends to lead them to favoring striker fired pistols for their inherent ability to improve a shooters ability to make hits when focusing on slow and conscious application of the fundamentals. This is not a luxury many of these people have when they need to use their guns. This can be a good reason why officers have alot of misses under stress.


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