When people talk about retaining a skill over a lifetime you usually here “it’s like riding a bike.” The implication means that once you learn it, you never forget it. Many attach the same sticking power to shooting. They believe, having grown up around firearms that whatever they learned in their youth has stuck with them. The same phenomenon happens with retired military personnel. But whether you have shot a handgun, shotgun, M4 carbine, or bolt action rifle long in your past becomes nearly irrelevant if you haven’t maintained your skills. Although riding a bike may stick with you, shooting is a diminishing skill.
Back to the fundamentals
If every hunting season you find yourself dusting off your rifle, looking through the scope and dreaming about the trophy no one can blame you. But if at the same time you feel a small sense of dread seeing a big buck through the scope, there is only one cure. Refresh your skills at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy and reassure yourself that you can bring down that trophy. No one wants to hear about the shot you almost took. Or worse, about the shot you missed. At the end of the day, when everyone is back in the hunting camp bring back a story worth telling again and again. Too many hunters head into prime season without even a minimum of refresher training. At TPA you can make up for taking the entire off-season away from your gun in as little as two days.
Remember shooting is a diminishing skill – refresh them at TPA and bring home a trophy and story everyone wants to hear about today!