At the Texas IDPA Championship, someone far more knowledgeable than I pointed out that the future winners of major matches will be those who can afford to practice enough to achieve a competitive performance level.
As I’ve mentioned already, the cost of ammo is a major factor in the decision to try to become competitive in combat shooting sports. It’s no stretch to extrapolate today’s ammo prices to the point where an insurmountable barrier will be created between those already established shooters and new shooters entering the sport. New shooters might not be able to afford enough ammo to reach the skill levels to be competitive with the established players.
I believe shooting (all types) is one sport that ANYONE can become good at given enough practice. It would be a shame if the high cost of ammo kept people away from an enjoyable and fulfilling sport.
I’d be interested in anyone else’s thoughts on the subject.