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October 5th, 2008, 23:16
Originally Posted by coyote View Post
I see your point, Alrik. I have been in the army for the compulsory nine months, though, and must say that you do not hold a pistol very close to your head, either, but pretty much straight away from you. From my experience, while there certainly is a difference between holding a rifle and a pistol, most people are either good with both or neither, even if there are smaller deviations in marksman skill between both weapons.
Then you have much more experience with it than I have.

I have been shooting as a teenager for a few days as kind of a training during the summer vacation time in a what my dictionary calls a "shooting club" with an airgun/air rifle.

I still remember how difficult it was for me to hold this big, long rifle upwards, and to hold it still ! Maybe it was too big for my body, but I learned a lot about holding a long bar like that.

I had great difficulties in holding it still, because I just can't hold a thing *absolutely* still. My hands just don't allow that. I guess my muscle fine-truning isn't good enough for that.

Yet I earned enough shots into the paper marks to be average.

This is the point where I argued from. And I have a very good long-term memory.

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