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Will the COVID epidemic improve the shooting sports

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Howdy Folks

 

Philosophical question, and some accountability. What do you think the impact of COVID-19 be on the shooting sports. I am worried that the financial aspects of this epidemic will cause harm to all of us. However long term, will we see drastic improvement for most shooters as a result of the pandemic?

 

I am working from home for a week now, and I got a great work dry-fire balance going. Running dry-fire drills from Steve Anderson's books, in between meetings and other work tasks.

 

Anyone else dry firing while stuck at home? Do we want to get a dry-fire accountability thread started?

 

-Gene

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I’m off work for the foreseeable future and I expect to dry fire as much as I did in the off season. None

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I have a feeling once this all settles down, there are going to be large crowds when we resume.

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why would i dryfire when I have time to homebrew more, and drink more?

 

no, seriously, yeah I'll get to practice more for sure. more dirtbiking too.

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There will be an impact, a lot of people are going to take a beating financially.  
 

I for one wouldn’t want to be getting an email from SVI telling them their gun is finished right now.  
 

Oil workers are in for a world of hurt.  It’s a huge ****ing mess.

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1 hour ago, MikeyScuba said:

There will be an impact, a lot of people are going to take a beating financially.  
 

I for one wouldn’t want to be getting an email from SVI telling them their gun is finished right now.  
 

Oil workers are in for a world of hurt.  It’s a huge ****ing mess.

 

There will be lots of pain. Its already here. 

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I bet there will be a few shooters that actually do more reps of good dry and live fire, and show improvement in their shooting for it. A slightly larger group of shooters will do more reps of less than honest not 100% effort dryfire and limited live fire, and will probably end up at about the same place as they started. Many more shooters will, due to financial or movement restrictions be able to do little or no live fire and will do the same little to no dryfire as normal, their shooting will suffer as a result.

 

the first group is the same people that are crushing matches today, the second and third groups are most of us 

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grease the groove, dry fire many times a day when work at home, lol

 

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luckily, Im still working.... my office is pretty much empty, but here I am 🤣.

 

I have several shooting buddies that are working from home, we all are keeping our normal dryfire routines. the only real difference is instead of shooting 3 matches per month we are running live fire drills on the weekends. not sure how this will effect our performance come match time. I hope its for the better.   

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18 hours ago, Gene_WI said:

Howdy Folks

 

Philosophical question, and some accountability. What do you think the impact of COVID-19 be on the shooting sports. I am worried that the financial aspects of this epidemic will cause harm to all of us. However long term, will we see drastic improvement for most shooters as a result of the pandemic?

 

I am working from home for a week now, and I got a great work dry-fire balance going. Running dry-fire drills from Steve Anderson's books, in between meetings and other work tasks.

 

Anyone else dry firing while stuck at home? Do we want to get a dry-fire accountability thread started?

 

-Gene

Congrats on increasing your dry fire practice. I too follow the Steve Anderson method. I haven't altered my practice schedule and don't plan to. I practice an 1 1/2 hours 5 days a week. I think most serious shooters will stick to their schedules. If matches are cancelled for a long time I bet most shooters will stop practicing until the matches resume. 

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Ain't touched my pistol since the last match I shot in Billings last September. No plans to until the next match I'm able to attend, either April or May.

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Went to the range today to do some live fire drills. Was expecting for it to be packed. It was busy, but not abnormally so.

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On 3/20/2020 at 1:21 PM, titandriver said:

Ain't touched my pistol since the last match I shot in Billings last September. No plans to until the next match I'm able to attend, either April or May.

Wow, you guys still have matches in April/May? Ours are all cancelled. Hoping that things will slow down in the summer and we can shoot again.

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I doubt there are any positives to any of this other than people will spend more time with their families and maybe some Moms will decide to stay home with the kids if Dad has a good income. For most people they're going to have to work harder than ever to recoup. 

 

Longer term I bet people look for shorter duration, less expensive, closer to home and smaller scale matches and hobbies in general. 

Edited by Frankly

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On 3/28/2020 at 5:48 PM, abb1 said:

Wow, you guys still have matches in April/May? Ours are all cancelled. Hoping that things will slow down in the summer and we can shoot again.

All cancelled - maybe June or July now!

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Have been livefiring like an animal for two weeks and only today looked online for primers. The hoarders have struck, and I missed it. 

 

Any thoughts as to when primers might be back in stock? I was stocked up during the previous shortages so didn't watch that closely for their return to inventory

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On 4/2/2020 at 7:55 PM, konkapot said:

Have been livefiring like an animal for two weeks and only today looked online for primers. The hoarders have struck, and I missed it. 

 

Any thoughts as to when primers might be back in stock? I was stocked up during the previous shortages so didn't watch that closely for their return to inventory

speaking of reloading, my tumbler has been rocking nonstop for the past couple of days!

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