Silver linings that don’t really make you feel any better:
I knew a top-echelon highpower shooter who claimed his arthritis had become an old friend, especially in the cross-legged “seated” position. The difficulty of firing seated is the lack of muscle-memory reference points — it’s real “springy.” He’d use those notchy cricks in his shoulder and elbow as bench marks, and called his clicking trigger finger his “built in preset.”
He also said the real reason highpower guys all wear suspenders is that if they didn’t unlatch their belts, they couldn’t breathe.
He is squadded on the Great Firing Line now, and I miss seeing him, but he was a top-notch competitor and coach right up through his last match. OK, that’s as close as I get to “looking on the bright side.” Hoping something similarly useful may come of this affliction.
Started in October of 2002, Alphecca is an occasional blog of OPINIONS by a politically independent, rather conservative, gay gun-nut living in Vermont. Your opinions about my opinions are welcome in the comments and as I always say, thank’s for stopping by.