Does length matter?
I want to do well at Sporting but I’m only 5ft 2in tall and find it difficult to handle guns with barrels longer than 28in. This worries me because everyone I see doing well shoots with guns of 30in or longer.
John says: Don’t worry. A person of your height will do every bit as well with a 28in gun as a 6ft-tall man mountain swinging a set of 32in barrels around the place.
In the “rush” to use ever longer barrels some people lose sight of the need to choose a gun that suits both their physique and physical strength.
Put it another way: who’s to say that the correct choice for you isn’t a gun with 26in barrels? The fact you find it easier to shoot one with 28in tubes actually brings you the same advantage as a bigger fella changing up from 30 to 32in.