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Thread: the mismatch between competence and perception

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    the mismatch between competence and perception

    I'm sure we can all recognise the truth in this:

    NeuroLogica Blog Lessons from Dunning-Kruger

    Well worth a read - and then some careful self examination!

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    Thanks. Very interesting. Perhaps we should have mandatory shooting tests? Regards JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Thanks. Very interesting. Perhaps we should have mandatory shooting tests? Regards JCS
    I agree. . Although I expect to be shot down in flames.

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    Very interesting and applies to so much more than just shooting. Does go some way towards the benefits of formal testing.

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    Some of us do have compulsory shooting tests

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Thanks. Very interesting. Perhaps we should have mandatory shooting tests? Regards JCS
    Probably not a bad idea at all.

    I would certainly support it if it came with a shift to a licensing system where the person was licensed, rather than each specific gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungo View Post
    Probably not a bad idea at all.

    I would certainly support it if it came with a shift to a licensing system where the person was licensed, rather than each specific gun.
    +1

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    who will set the level that is required ? will it be 25mm or a 75mm group size at 100 mts from the standing - sitting- prone- kneeling and maybe from a high seat too. the only reason im asking is that a few on this forum appear to be pushing for a shooting test of some sort . maybe we should have one and I hope that the ones that are allways calling for it can pass it . lets have a 50mm group size as the max that should sort out the ones that are allways blowing there trumpet about it . as good as they think they are I doubt it . some on the fourum need to spend more time out stalking and less time thinking up new tests .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungo View Post
    and then some careful self examination!
    Self-examination is right!

    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Perhaps we should have mandatory shooting tests?
    Shooting tests are also a good idea.

    If we combine the idea of shooting tests and self-examination, we end up with responsible stalkers taking their rifle out to do a practice (or test, if you prefer) shoot reasonably often from the field positions that they're likely to be using, and casting the cold eye of self-appraisal on the results.

    That seems to me a good idea.

    Mandatory pleases me much less. Do we not bear enough impositions of that sort already?
    Last edited by Dalua; 07-11-2014 at 17:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndt man View Post
    who will set the level that is required ? will it be 25mm or a 75mm group size at 100 mts from the standing - sitting- prone- kneeling and maybe from a high seat too. the only reason im asking is that a few on this forum appear to be pushing for a shooting test of some sort . maybe we should have one and I hope that the ones that are allways calling for it can pass it . lets have a 50mm group size as the max that should sort out the ones that are allways blowing there trumpet about it . as good as they think they are I doubt it . some on the fourum need to spend more time out stalking and less time thinking up new tests .
    I have thought for a long time that shooting tests are a good idea, however here in Scotland you run into an immediate obstacle. There's nowhere to practice. I shot best when I practiced every week. I don't practice enough as it's very hard to find suitable locations to practice in.

    Standards and tests and facilities go hand in hand. Until stalkers have easy access to ranges to practice on, standards won't improve in my opinion. It's very frustrating to see how differently this is tackled in places like Norway and Switzerland.

    Regards

    JCS

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