Why All Writers Should Take Up Sport Shooting

Writers often feed on their own personal experiences to create emotion and a realistic environment in a book.  You can easily tell when a writer has absolutely no experience in something because they will zone out and be vague when it comes to certain things that they know nothing about.  For instance, if they have no idea what it is like to visit a real club they will stick to what they know from books and such and there will be no detailed descriptions on atmosphere, look, smells and taste.  The best writers have good experience in a wide range of fields and they aren’t afraid to put themselves out there to try new things such as smoking or tasting dry crisp wine because that is the only way they can describe feelings and real experiences accurately in books.

Why All Writers Should Take Up Sport Shooting

Get involved in sport shooting

There is no way you can write your books accurately and get that realistic vibe that these dangerous books require if you know absolutely nothing about guns.  You won’t know how the firearm heats up after the shot, you won’t know about the recoil against your shoulder, about the smell of gunpowder, the sudden loud bang in your ears, the ringing in your ears that follows, the weight of the gun, the grain of the wood against your bare hands…  And you definitely will never know what the difference is between firing a small handgun and a huge heavy shotgun.  It is time to get into character by taking up sport shooting.

Get an air rifle

If you are only taking up this sport for the experience and general knowledge then there is no reason why you should invest in a real gun.  Air rifles are just as functional, give you that same vibe or feel and are a lot more affordable to buy and to use since the bullets are a lot cheaper.  There are a lot of air rifles on the market that look exactly the same as real guns, complete with scope, noise and weight.

Join a club

You can’t just go around shooting things in the street.  When you join a gun club you can enjoy safe shooting on a sports field where you can practice to your heart’s content.  The club will also supply you with an abundance of information on safe gun practice and on all the different guns and weapons out there.  You also get to enjoy a lot of get together events and sports days where gun owners from all over streams to the club with their great variety of firearms.  Most gun owners are incredibly welcoming and will definitely give you a go at their firearms so you can improve your knowledge on guns even more by trying a great variety of weapons.

Sport shooting is a great hobby for writer because you get a lot of experience, you meet a lot more people whose characters you can steal for your book and your mystery novels will be as accurate and realistic as possible to capture the attention of your readers so much better.

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