Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I'm The Pretender

For all the shit I give to mall ninjas and tacticool wannabes, I'd be lying if I said CQM wasn't fun. Firing controlled pairs at close range, and while on the move is hugely fun. But it's expensive. And it doesn't have to be.

Whilst deployed last year, a buddy and I hatched a plan that should be the envy of most any man. We thought up a tacticool .22LR only shooting competition. We call it "Subcaliber High Intensity Tactical Shooters" or S.H.I.T.S. With options like the Sig 522, M&P15-22, MP5-22, and .22LR conversions for almost every popular sidearm, it only makes sense.

SHITS would only be for fun, and though you might get some good training out of it, the main purpose is to revel in tacticoolness and let your inner mall ninja out. Though I have a scoring system written down (based loosely on Bianchi Cup scoring), I'm thinking about adding bonus points (actually deductions, because Bianchi Cup scores like golf) for wearing outrageous chest rigs, huge knives, and horribly branded gear (i.e. matching 5.11 pants, shirt, hat, underwear, socks, boots, and gloves).

What do you think, my meager audience? Does this sound like something worth pursuing or should I start taking my medicine again?

1 comment:

Al T. said...

Just showing that great minds think alike, Pat Rogers was running folks through his Carbine courses with S&W M&P 15-22s. IIRC, he concluded that it was an 80% solution at about 10% of the cost of running the course with 5.56. Ethan Johns had a story in SWAT that had about the same conclusion.

I like my 15-22 so much, I've sold the rest of my .22LR rifles.