2 Nov 99

From a friend on the East Coast:

“At our Weaponcraft session, we began with Urban Rifle. Our starting position is always with the longarm slung. Several of the participants used ‘tactical’ sling systems, into which one must climb before it is useable. One must then climb out of them to get free of the rifle. These may work well in some situations, but they are far too limiting in the field. A particular stage required the shooter to switch from the strong-side shoulder to the weak side, and shoot from behind cover using both shoulders. Those who were all tied into their slings found themselves in a straitjacket!

With regard to all the ACOGs, see-through optics, etc. They all slowed down and confused shooters rather than speeding them up. Give me iron sights or a low-magnification, conventional scope any day!”