Let me explain. It doesn’t matter if it’s a shotgun for upland game, a handgun for self-defense or a rifle for big game, confidence in your gun is everything.
If you’re confident that the gun will work every time you pull the trigger, will function in adverse conditions and hit with accuracy that leaves you grinning, then that’s what makes your gun a good one.
You’re confident in the accuracy, the reliability and the power. Without all three of these things you’ll doubt your gun.
And oftentimes doubt leads to failure.
How do you get the confidence in your particular firearm?
Practice and training. Get out and shoot your guns. Shoot them in conditions that you’ll find yourself in for whatever the situation is.
I’ve dealt with guns that had spotty reliability. I’ve also dealt with guns that would throw shots off the mark. I never felt confident with these guns. I always felt that if an opportunity arose I would miss.
These guns were either fixed or sold.
It’s no fun taking a gun to the field that you are second guessing. Failure will be on your mind.
Guns in Your Safe
I can honestly say that there isn’t a gun in my safe that I don’t have confidence in.
I’ve spent the time shooting these guns to build a relationship with each and every one of them, so when the moment of truth arrives, I know they’ll perform.
When you go to the woods with confidence in your firearm, it gives you the ability to concentrate on the details that make people successful hunters.