Practice, Practice, Practice….
Preppers require a myriad of skills in addition to stored supplies and equipment. One of those skills should be weapons handling (shooting, field stripping, cleaning, etc). I’ll have a lot more to say about firearms in later posts, but for now, check out a video of how I maintain my shooting skills (such as they are – hey I’m no Sgt. York, but I try…). This vid was shot by a buddy of mine as I tackled Stage I of a 4-stage South Florida Defensive Carbine Club match last month. If you are at all interested in honing your Zombie dispatching skills, I highly recommend joining a sanctioned shooting association like the IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association. . .there are others) and researching where matches are held in your area. You’ll have a great time meeting new people of ALL levels of shooting skills from beginner to marksman. More importantly, you will have a chance to practice your shooting skills against a clock, learn the use of cover, and practice shooting while moving. Try ‘shooting while moving’ at your local range and see what happens.
So, join a shooting club. You’ll get much needed practice and a chance to sharpen your skills, meet like-minded folks, and learn real-world shooting skills you just can’t learn standing behind a barrier at your local indoor range.