Book of the week (2)

This one’s a cracker! I don’t know how I heard of it, but, as I recall, it took me a while to track it down. What is it? What is it? Calm down.

Its “Competitive Shooting” by A. A. Yur’yev – in English, translated from the original Russian and my copy is a third edition, but the first in English. The sub title is “Techniques and Training for Rifle, Pistol and Running Game Shooting” and it extends to 399 packed pages. Not packed with shotgun stuff right enough, but plenty on coaching, athletes, breathing, competition shooting, and tons and tons more – the full, as they say, shooting match.

Lots of references in the back relating to Russian coaching papers, and, as I said in Book 1, I wish I could access them. C’est la vie – as the Imperial Court may have said.

Having a scan through it the other day, there’s still plenty of interest. It was first published in 1985 so things have changed, particularly the kit worn by the rifle shooters. No longer just the leather bomber jacket for that cadre. I darent say any more as the moans will be legion. Each to their own.

Be good.