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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by legacy38, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. legacy38

    legacy38 Millennium Member

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    What exactly is the definition of "professional shooter" for the purposes of GSSF?
     
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    Pro's are the guys who are sponsored. They get paid to shoot.
     

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    Yes, I'm 'sponsored' by Team Alabama Holster Co and get 'paid' in t-shirts. :supergrin:
     
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    That's not a very accurate description of a professional shooter. Lot of shooters have sponsers, myself included. The majority of even big name shooters don't make a living shooting. Quite a few work in their sponsors advertising or marketing groups. I'd be willing to bet you can count on both hands the number of shooters who actually make a living shooting.
     
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    ..Put me on one finger.:supergrin:

    Weapons Tester @ FNMI; though, I do not get paid to shoot GSSF.:crying:

    Good shooting
     
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    that's an interesting spin on professional shooter. i guess the guy, or gal, who fires the two test rounds and collects the spent cases and drops them in the envelope is also a professional shooter.
     
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    Big difference.. pretty sure Jay spends his entire day shooting. If all u do is shoot all day and get paid for it..

    Plus, Jay isn't "just a shooter"... he was in the Gunny Challenge at least once... 2009?
     
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    Maybe this is a great place for that insurance commerical with the guy and the falcon
    i've taken PTO to go to matches, so I was paid to shoot in competition, ergo I am a professional shooter.
     
  9. legacy38

    legacy38 Millennium Member

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    I an email conversation with GSSF about this, and it appears there is no list of set criteria and is pretty much handled on a case by case basis. A rule of thumb is someone that is basically making their living as a competitive shooter.

    Sponsorship in and of itself does not immediately make someone a professional shooter thus a master.
     
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    [/QUOTE]that's an interesting spin on professional shooter. i guess the guy, or gal, who fires the two test rounds and collects the spent cases and drops them in the envelope is also a professional shooter.
     
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    I think "legacy" pretty much explained it; key word being "competitive."

    The GSSF definition seems to work well.

    Good shooting
     
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    That was a poor answer, sorry about that. I guess thats the kind of answer you post after having a bad match that day.:embarassed:
     
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    that's an interesting spin on professional shooter. i guess the guy, or gal, who fires the two test rounds and collects the spent cases and drops them in the envelope is also a professional shooter.
    yeah, sometimes the story is a lot better if you leave out a lot of the details. i have a good one that always gets a lot of attention, as long as I leave the details out, too bad i can't post it here.
     
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    I think people like rob leatham dave sevigny and such- people who work for gun companies are sponsored by them/employed by them for the purposes of shooting competitively and promoting a product would be examples of professional shooters. I doubt if my local holster maker gave me a t-shirt,baseball cap and holster and asked me to hand out his business card at a match that it would be considered pro.
    look at it this way- people employed by glock such as armorers and marketing people who often shoot in gssf matches when they work them are not considered pro.