Modern Shooter: Gaining An Edge In Competitive Shooting


The Modern Shooter team learns to pick up the pace in a competitive match with Aguila pro shooter Mark Redl.

Popping steel and punching paper, it's the name of the game when we head to the range. To an outsider, it might sound mundane. But for those in the know, whose pulse quickens at the smell of burnt powder, nothing is closer to nirvana. Beating the snot out the bullseye is heart pounding, challenging, satisfying to no end and, above all, what we live for.

Still, there's another level to target shooting that pushes shooters' skills to the razor's edge — competitive shooting. Whether you're talking practical pistol, steel challenge or what have you, shooters have flocked to matches testing the steadiness of their nerves and sharpness of their eyes. And few people who have ever drawn a gun know more about what it takes to succeed under the merciless tick of the timer than Mark Redl. Self-taught and steely as a ball bearing, the pro for Aguila Ammunition knows how to run and gun and has the championships to prove it.

The Modern Shooter team catches up with Redl in this week's episode and take a crack at dethroning the king. No luck, as Luke Hartle learns in the above clip. There's just no keeping up with a shooter whose weekly round count is in the thousands. Humanely, Redl gives the gang a break and lets them in on a few tricks of the trade to shave precious seconds off the clock, while remaining dead on the mark. Be it draw, operating the slide or transitioning targets, the pro has something up his sleeve to make them and you a better shooter.

Find out how you can shoot like a pro on the next episode of Modern Shooter 10:00 p.m. EST Friday on the Pursuit Channel. The episode rebroadcasts Monday at 12 p.m. EST and Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. EST.

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