Getting Into Sports With Guns
We have always looked at guns as scary machines capable of killing a person with one blow. But if you are thinking like an athlete, you’ll find these pieces of metal as a way to entertain and amuse people, and develop some positive traits. I am talking about the shooting sports.
Shooting sports is a competitive sport involving tests of proficiency using different types of firearms and airguns. A specific type of shooting sport is hunting which also involves the use of guns. If you are not convinced about using what seems to you as a deadly weapon, then continue reading. Learn about the benefits that gun shooting sport can give you.
1. Shooting is a fun sport. It provides great excitement just as how other types of sport do. Whether it is an outdoor or an indoor target shooting event, it serves as a worthwhile experience. Try it and see for yourself.
2. Shooting is safe. I would like to emphasize this aspect of shooting sport. We all know that firearms like guns can be dangerous but in the real case, it is quite safer than other group or individual sports like basketball, soccer, football, etc. So stop thinking about danger. Think about having fun while being safe.
In every sporting event, there are rules that must be executed during the entire event to secure safety and guarantee fairness among each participant. But did you know that you are 100 times more likely to get injured in a swimming pool than by a gun? And that you are 31 times more likely to get injured in a car than by a gun; 1,900 times more likely to get injured by an error made by the doctor than by a gun.
The reason that makes shooting sport safe is quite obvious. In such activity, forceful movements and physical contact to other people are not required. Success in hitting your target lies on your accuracy, speed, and precision. Gun safety training and programs are increasing in number and this keeps the number of injuries low at all time.
3. The training provided by shooting sports is beneficial for physical and mental discipline. It also helps develop a sense of responsibility among trainees or participants.
Though you won’t grow biceps and abs in this kind of sport, it increases strength, stamina, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor. These are just few of the physical disciplines developed in shooting sports but they are applicable in other activities.
Just like Chess or puzzle solving, shooting sport is considered to be a mental sport. When you are seeing and aiming for the gun range targets, your concentration is brought to a higher level.
Also, a very important aspect of the training is to promote a sense of responsibility. During the training, you learn of becoming more aware that guns are not toys and so you practice safety strictly. This keeps you and everybody else safe. And as someone who knows how to handle and use a gun, you play great value in assisting to National Defense. You help in preventing crime not by shooting criminals but by teaching other people the value of safety gun handling.
Shooting sport can be a lifetime endeavor. It continues the legacy of extreme sports without sacrificing lives.