Posted February 27, 2017 2:11 pm by Comments

By Ammoland

Video Game Guns

By Bob Harvey

Gun Training, Practice, Qualification, Competition & Defensive Shooting Defined
South Florida Gun School
South Florida Gun School

USA – -( I was in a conversation with a relatively new shooter that has not taken a professional marksmanship or self-defense firearms course.

He was explaining to me how he trained weekly. It got rather heated when I explained that he was not really training weekly and that he was practicing. And that I was not exactly sure what he was practicing, since he had no previous training. Over the years, I have had this argument many times. The majority of people, including professionals don’t know the difference.

They do not know the difference between training, practice, qualification, competition (gaming IDPA/IPSC/3gun) and actual defensive shooting. So I thought I would clarify for those that do not know the difference.


  • a : to undergo instruction, discipline, or drill
  • b : to form by instruction, discipline, or drill
  • c : to teach so as to make fit, qualified, or proficient
  • d : to make prepared (as by exercise) for a test of skill


  • a : systematic exercise for proficiency b: the condition of being proficient through systematic exercise

I would contend perfect practice makes perfect proficiency.


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    Source:: AmmoLand

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