When I shot skeet all the time I could shoot a pump so fast you couldn't count the shots. Trick shooters routinely shoot pumps so fast you can't count the shots. So the part about auto's being faster is a myth. That being said it takes a lot of practice to shoot aimed shots so quickly they can't be counted. When I was on top of my game I was shooting 800 rounds a week.
Really it comes down to what you are comfortable shooting. But the pump is a superior weapon it just takes a lot more practice. The average shooter need to shoot 200 rounds a month with a pump to keep his timing perfect. Skeet are in range of home defense guns and skeet are perfect practice for home defense. Try to shoot off spring traps at 35 mph. Shooting off air traps at 55 to 70 mph is not helpful for home defense nor are they fun for the uninitiated. Use AA #9 shot to boost your score. You only need to break the skeet, not kill it.
"I do not aim with my hand; I aim with my eye. He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I do not shoot with my hand; I shoot with my mind. He who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I do not kill with my gun; I kill with my heart. He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father."
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Last edited by Old_Crow; 10-02-2012 at 06:04 AM.