I have been shooting competitively since I was 12. A good few years ago now! Back then shooting sports in the UK were rather… tame. The most popular branches of the sport were target rifle disciplines. Everyone wearing brightly coloured leather shooting jackets, shooting in the prone position at standard paper targets set at a single fixed distance. One would take a break for tea and cucumber sandwiches during lunch and then back into prone for another round in the afternoon. Obviously I am being a little comical with the cucumber sandwiches but you get the idea, very formal. If you turned up with khaki cargo trousers on eyebrows would be raised…
Personally I always longed for a more practical experience. I wanted to shoot in different positions, in a ;