I got the
idea from some of my distributors who told me that
they get a lot of calls for a book like this.
What I want
to do in this book is save someone from the same
mistakes most make starting out in High Power. (I
feel immanently qualified to produce this
manuscript because I have made every mistake
imaginable...) It will have a good assessment of
equipment with an emphasis on value: how not to
spend the same dollar too many times. What is
necessary, what is not, and when it matters which
of that costs the most.
It will also
provide what is (to date) the most complete
analysis of High Power shooting technique put down
on paper. Again, I don't claim to know the one
perfect way to shoot a rifle, but I know enough
things to try that someone is sure to get a boost.
And on that: this book is all about finding your
own way using road maps (sorry for the cliched
weaknesses here) from folks who went before you.
a great section on learning. This is an often
overlooked esential in "getting better," but a
person coming to grips with his motivations,
personality, and impetus toward changing behaviors
is probably as important to grasp as is any single
bit of instruction in the mechanics of a sport.
That's a long way around saying that it's what you
do that counts, and so learning what to do is
radically more necessary than stopping at only
learning what to know.
strong emphasis in this book will be shooting
across the course. Basic as that may seem, it's
really the part that's been left out of most
materials a new shooter might be reading. I'll get
pretty far into preparing for an event (both before
and after getting to the range) and send out a few
good (so I found) tips on shooter conduct and focus
geared to specific circumstances (including each
separate match, weather conditions, and so
hopefully June 2002