Practice When It’s Not Perfect

We all enjoy a nice day with good weather at the range, but what are we really learning? Practice in the rain sometimes, when it’s windy, in the snow, when it’s very hot, and when it’s cold.

I just finished the Pecos Run and Gun event (a 5.5-mile loop with 8 shooting stops) and it rained on me the first mile. When I got to the first stage I was soaked, my rifle and gear was wet and it was raining so hard I couldn’t see all the targets. Great fun. We had prepared for the heat and what we got was rain and mud.

You never know what the weather (and circumstances) will be until you get there. And remember, the defensive use of your handgun will happen in seconds and the weather won’t care if you like it or not.

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