So we can be safe. This shooter slipped while negotiating the Scrambler course at Gunsite. Notice his trigger finger. It is out of the trigger guard; exactly where it should be when you are not shooting.
So we can shoot better. I ran the Scrambler course yesterday in 55 seconds; not bad and five seconds faster than my time last year with a similar gun and optic. Crimson Trace’s new Media Relations man, former Top Shot winner, and all around good guy Iain Harrison, completed the course nine seconds faster than me. He shot better and faster and I’ll bet you a new Colt AR it has a lot to do with training. (He could have more natural ability but who wants to admit that?)
It’s not just a tactical thing. Sometimes hunters have a one time chance at the animal they want and need to be able to make a difficult shot. You need to know your limits. A reader once asked John Barsness why he never seemed to miss in any of his articles. John’s response was that he didn’t take shots he was not capable of making. This is not arrogance, it’s just good sense; good sense you get with training and practice.