Practice as Youll Operate

Your practice fire will not be very useful unless it accurately reflects how you actually operate in the field. Rolling out a comfortable shooting mat and pulling on your custom shooting jacket have as much to do with sniping as with an expedition to Mars. But there are some other practices, less obvious, that are just as unrealistic.

I've seen some snipers don strap-on recoil pads on the firing range. Would they really have such pads in the field? And what about earmuffs? It's better to use hearing protectors that insert in your ear so you don't develop an odd spotweld from practice fire—and you'll actually have the same hearing protection with you in the field.

Wearing street clothes instead of your tactical uniform with full gear is unrealistic, too. How will your body armor—or your webgear, for that matter—affect body position unless you practice with it during range firing?

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