Join Dave Re, grand master in the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA); fellow grand master Jake Di Vita and CrossFit Director of Training Dave Castro as they continue their competition-shooting excursion, traveling from Pala Range to Norco Running Gun in California.
Re says Stage 1 is like a Nationals stage with moves between challenging targets and “poppers.” The group continues through the stages, testing their skills. The challenges get more elaborate as the shooter must pick up and load the gun, then navigate the obstacles and shoot some moving targets.
“The most important skill you can develop in practical shooting is the ability to call your shots, and what ‘calling the shot’ means is knowing where the bullet is going to impact before it gets there,” Di Vita says.
He says the best shooters don’t need visual or auditory cues from the target to know when it’s been hit. They know “as soon as the round exits the barrel.”
“There’s no shot out here that we really can’t make,” Di Vita says. “It’s just a matter of how much time you need to spend on the sights to do it.”
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Additional reading: CrossFit’s Right on Target by Dave Re, published March 29, 2009.