A couple of quotes from Paul Erhardt, from Bane’s blog. These need to be jammed into everyone’ skulls across all shooting disciplines, even more so to the people who don’t believe that “practical shooting” isn’t a HUGE shooting sport. I’m cherry picking the really good ones here:
“Handgun competition shooters now outnumber shotgun competition shooters”
“16,000 members of USPSA spent approxmately $45 million just on that sport last year”
Those are just two quotes, if you go to Michael Bane’s blog and read all the coverage he had of the competitive shooting panel discussions, you’ll see a ton of great quotes about practical shooting and how it drives sales and brings positive media coverage.