If you can ignore the mucho macho homophobic asides, trainer Gabe Suarez’s blog entries are not without insight. His latest effort at warriortalknews.com focuses on a self-defense rifleman’s need to know how to shoot people—yes people!—at both close-quarters and long distances. My experiences at the rifle range backs up his theory that shooters tend to focus on one or the other . . .
I see people shooting long range all day long and marksman practicing CQB . . . at speciality schools like Gabe’s. I ascribe to the theory that it’s a good idea to develop shooting skills at all distances with all kinds of weapons systems.
When I go to the rifle range, I’ll shoot my .45 at 100 yard targets. When I go to the indoor range, I’ll fire my Remington 700 SPS at point blank range.
Of course, we all have our favorites. Mine? Handgun at 10 yards, rifles at 50. Yours?