Practical competition is open to all reputable persons without regard to occupation. Accuracy, power and speed are the equivalent elements of practical shooting and practical competition is conducted in such a way as to evaluate these elements equally. Practical shooting competition is a test of expertise in the use of practical firearms and equipment. Practical competition is conducted using practical targets, which reflect the general size and shape of such objects as the firearm used may reasonably be called upon to hit in their primary intended use. The challenge presented in practical competition is done with the utmost safety in mind. Courses of follow a practical rationale and simulate hypothetical situations in which firearms might reasonably be used. Practical competition is diverse, never permitting unrealistic specialization of either technique or equipment. Problems are constantly changed. Practical competition is freestyle. In essence, the competitive problem is posed in general and the participant is permitted the freedom to solve it in the manner he considers best within the limitations of the competitive situation as provided.
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