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(NYPost)   The United States didn't medal in rifle and pistol shooting. WTF?   (nypost.com) divider line
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2021-07-24 9:13:50 PM  
Blame it on reliance on high capacity magazines.

Countries with laws limiting ownership to one shot rifles are just gonna be better.
 
2021-07-24 9:21:59 PM  

yohohogreengiant: Blame it on reliance on high capacity magazines.

Countries with laws limiting ownership to one shot rifles are just gonna be better.


Have you ever tried shooting a pistol with American form?  You can't hit shiat.

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2021-07-24 9:22:10 PM  
Spray and pray.
 
2021-07-24 9:23:38 PM  
American Stormtroopers.
 
2021-07-24 9:27:33 PM  
Once again.. more is not better.
 
2021-07-24 9:31:33 PM  
Yeah but if they had an assault weapons challenge we'd totally kick-ass
 
2021-07-24 9:45:20 PM  
Spray and pray is not an Olympic event.
 
2021-07-24 9:49:45 PM  
Is there an AR-15 category.

Who needs aim when you've got bullets
 
2021-07-24 10:06:25 PM  
Those that idolize and fetishize entertainers usually can't entertain. Same deal with guns.
 
2021-07-24 10:09:34 PM  
America is spray & pray.
 
2021-07-24 10:26:39 PM  
I guess the targets weren't black.
 
2021-07-24 10:57:18 PM  
The fact that 'muricans fetishize their guns doesn't mean they're any good with them.
 
2021-07-24 11:47:39 PM  
If it were shot volume we'd win every time.

Sadly a lot of Americans are inaccurate.
 
2021-07-24 11:47:50 PM  
AND imprecise.
 
2021-07-25 12:06:13 AM  
we would have won if they held the competition in a school
 
2021-07-25 12:38:53 AM  
Don't worry America, I'm sure you'll take the gold in Competitive BBQing
 
2021-07-25 12:41:09 AM  
Reminds me of The League of Extraordinary Gentleman. Alain Quartermain mocking Tom Sawyers shooting style of quantity over quality.
 
2021-07-25 12:53:52 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: American Stormtroopers.


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2021-07-25 1:01:53 AM  
American target shooters

https://imgur.com/gallery/qVuVgYp
 
2021-07-25 1:03:38 AM  

mjjt: American target shooters

https://imgur.com/gallery/qVuVgYp


German target shooters

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2021-07-25 1:07:24 AM  
Still plenty of shooting events left on the schedule.  We'll hit something, by God.
 
2021-07-25 1:16:21 AM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Still plenty of shooting events left on the schedule.  We'll hit something, by God.


We're saving it up for the Biathlon next year.
 
2021-07-25 1:28:07 AM  
At least we're still kicking ass when it comes to swimming.
 
2021-07-25 2:50:53 AM  

mjjt: mjjt: American target shooters

https://imgur.com/gallery/qVuVgYp

German target shooters

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That was great.
 
2021-07-25 3:27:09 AM  
Headline is WAY too soon.

The USA just set an Olympic Record in rifle shooting.
 
2021-07-25 4:45:40 AM  

puffy999: If it were shot volume we'd win every time.

Sadly a lot of Americans are inaccurate.

AND imprecise.


As a quality engineer, I'm getting a kick

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2021-07-25 5:05:18 AM  

Chris Crude: puffy999: If it were shot volume we'd win every time.

Sadly a lot of Americans are inaccurate.

AND imprecise.

As a quality engineer, I'm getting a kick

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Kick creates imprecision
 
2021-07-25 5:05:47 AM  
Er accuracy.

Damnit.
 
2021-07-25 5:32:20 AM  
No human targets allowed at the Olympics.
 
2021-07-25 6:45:24 AM  
Will Shaner just won gold for the USA in men's air rifle.
 
2021-07-25 9:12:44 AM  
Do we usually medal in smallbore? Or is it all stupid lasers now? Anyway, I thought clays was where we usually kicked butt, but I quit paying attention after they dropped my old discipline, which was 10 Meter Running Target.
 
2021-07-25 9:48:18 AM  

toraque: The fact that 'muricans fetishize their guns doesn't mean they're any good with them.


Replace guns with women and you're onto something
 
2021-07-25 9:51:52 AM  

nyclon: toraque: The fact that 'muricans fetishize their guns doesn't mean they're any good with them.

Replace guns with women and you're onto something


Blame the Puritans for that.
 
2021-07-25 9:53:44 AM  

drewogatory: Do we usually medal in smallbore? Or is it all stupid lasers now? Anyway, I thought clays was where we usually kicked butt, but I quit paying attention after they dropped my old discipline, which was 10 Meter Running Target.


That must have been a harrowing discipline when they used live ammo.  You'd either medal or die.
 
2021-07-25 10:02:31 AM  

Summoner101: drewogatory: Do we usually medal in smallbore? Or is it all stupid lasers now? Anyway, I thought clays was where we usually kicked butt, but I quit paying attention after they dropped my old discipline, which was 10 Meter Running Target.

That must have been a harrowing discipline when they used live ammo.  You'd either medal or die.


:)

"10 meter running target is one of the ISSF shooting events, shot with an airgun at a target that moves sideways. The target is pulled across a two meter wide aisle at the range of 10 meters from the firing point. The target is pulled at either of two speeds, slow or fast, where it is visible for 5 or 2.5 seconds, respectively.

The course of fire is 30 slow runs followed by 30 fast runs for men, and 20 slow runs followed by 20 fast runs for women. "

I sucked anyway, but it was good fun.
 
2021-07-25 10:07:03 AM  
We like to hunt with guns more than we target shoot.
 
2021-07-25 10:08:11 AM  

The Smails Kid: Will Shaner just won gold for the USA in men's air rifle.


I always thought that name was funny for some reason.
 
2021-07-25 10:08:31 AM  

kdawg7736: We like to hunt with guns more than we target shoot.


Is this true? More rounds are fired at live animals than paper in the USA?

Or was this just that sarcasm stuff I've been reading about.
 
2021-07-25 10:16:28 AM  

kdawg7736: The Smails Kid: Will Shaner just won gold for the USA in men's air rifle.

I always thought that name was funny for some reason.


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not alone, there.
 
2021-07-25 10:19:00 AM  

drewogatory: Summoner101: drewogatory: Do we usually medal in smallbore? Or is it all stupid lasers now? Anyway, I thought clays was where we usually kicked butt, but I quit paying attention after they dropped my old discipline, which was 10 Meter Running Target.

That must have been a harrowing discipline when they used live ammo.  You'd either medal or die.

:)

"10 meter running target is one of the ISSF shooting events, shot with an airgun at a target that moves sideways. The target is pulled across a two meter wide aisle at the range of 10 meters from the firing point. The target is pulled at either of two speeds, slow or fast, where it is visible for 5 or 2.5 seconds, respectively.

The course of fire is 30 slow runs followed by 30 fast runs for men, and 20 slow runs followed by 20 fast runs for women. "

I sucked anyway, but it was good fun.


That still doesn't disprove that you were the target.
 
2021-07-25 10:57:42 AM  

EnzoTheCoder: Spray and pray.


blender61: Spray and pray is not an Olympic event.


Purple_Urkle: America is spray & pray.


Has anyone mentioned that America's shooting form is spray & pray yet?

/because it is
 
2021-07-25 11:25:28 AM  

drewogatory: Summoner101: drewogatory: Do we usually medal in smallbore? Or is it all stupid lasers now? Anyway, I thought clays was where we usually kicked butt, but I quit paying attention after they dropped my old discipline, which was 10 Meter Running Target.

That must have been a harrowing discipline when they used live ammo.  You'd either medal or die.

:)

"10 meter running target is one of the ISSF shooting events, shot with an airgun at a target that moves sideways. The target is pulled across a two meter wide aisle at the range of 10 meters from the firing point. The target is pulled at either of two speeds, slow or fast, where it is visible for 5 or 2.5 seconds, respectively.

The course of fire is 30 slow runs followed by 30 fast runs for men, and 20 slow runs followed by 20 fast runs for women. "


Why is there any difference in the men's and women's competition standards for this?  Other than 100% pure sexism?
 
2021-07-25 11:26:57 AM  
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You guys know you're mocking a bunch of young folks, right?
 
2021-07-25 11:27:39 AM  

darkman2000: drewogatory: Summoner101: drewogatory: Do we usually medal in smallbore? Or is it all stupid lasers now? Anyway, I thought clays was where we usually kicked butt, but I quit paying attention after they dropped my old discipline, which was 10 Meter Running Target.

That must have been a harrowing discipline when they used live ammo.  You'd either medal or die.

:)

"10 meter running target is one of the ISSF shooting events, shot with an airgun at a target that moves sideways. The target is pulled across a two meter wide aisle at the range of 10 meters from the firing point. The target is pulled at either of two speeds, slow or fast, where it is visible for 5 or 2.5 seconds, respectively.

The course of fire is 30 slow runs followed by 30 fast runs for men, and 20 slow runs followed by 20 fast runs for women. "

Why is there any difference in the men's and women's competition standards for this?  Other than 100% pure sexism?


No clue. Might be different now, I quit keeping up.
 
2021-07-25 3:31:10 PM  
no surprise, otherwise the death toll in Chicago would be ass-tronomical
 
2021-07-25 4:53:36 PM  
WTF is the NRA doing? Largest concentration of guns in the world, and Muricans can't win a medal.
 
2021-07-25 5:01:33 PM  

beth_lida: WTF is the NRA doing? Largest concentration of guns in the world, and Muricans can't win a medal.


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Not sure what the NRA has to do with this, our ladies are usually military or NCAA.
 
2021-07-25 6:04:28 PM  
Its because "drive-by" is not an olympic event. Otherwise we would be seeing silver and gold being won by the Crips and the Bloods.
 
2021-07-25 7:13:57 PM  
LOL
IN 'murica people buy guns to pose with them for facebook. They don't actually use them.
 
2021-07-25 8:40:52 PM  
They would have if it wasn't for those meddling kids.
 
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