Marksmanship is a motor skill. A motor skill is a function which involves the precise movement of muscles with the intent to perform a specific act. A motor skill is also perishable. Similar to fitness, it takes consistent training to improve or maintain. The old adage, “If you don’t use it, you lose it,” applies to marksmanship. If you carry for self-defense, the level of your skill could mean life or death for you or a loved one. Long gone are the days where regular trips to the range and shooting off a bench will give you the skills needed in a self-defense scenario. Alas, there are many fun and creative ways to keep your skills sharp as a razor.
"Take care of your tools and your tools will take care of you,” my grandpa would tell me.
This simple advice would be repeated throughout my youth. It did not matter if he was talking about his lawn mower, power tools, or a simple hammer. Years later, that one sentence of advice would be chiseled into my head forever.