How technology helps and hurts

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

This report covers:

  • Technology
  • When I was a boy
  • Golf drivers
  • Better golf balls
  • New cars
  • Hand(s) guns
  • Sights
  • Today’s message


I’m departing from my usual test reporting today because I want to address a topic that I believe affects all shooters. The topic is technology. Technology has changed the way we shoot, though a lot of people who are new to shooting aren’t aware of it. Like kids with cell phones have no clue what telephones were like before, so new shooters lack all grasp of the fundamentals.

When I was a boy

When I was a kid in the 1950s the world seemed to move too slow. There never seemed to be any new advances in anything. Cars were the same; television was the same — things were what they had always had been. That observation was incorrect, of course, but my limited experience didn’t allow me to see the big picture. read more