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Range Report

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Berek, Aug 21, 2005.

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  1. Berek

    Berek Member

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    I went to the range two weeks ago and took a friend, a new friend that hadn't shot in a decade, his wife and step-daughter. The wife and step-daughter were unfortunate enough to bear witness to someone close removing themselves from the gene pool via a hi-cal cigar.

    The step-daughter vowed never to touch a firearm. I found that it took little convincing from me to get her to shoot my Hi-Point 995. By little I mean "Ya wanna?" To which she said ok.

    After emptying a mag and seeing how she did, she became a convert. Her step-dad is now back into shooting as weel as he enjoyed both the 995 and my .300WSM. He is a little disappointed that I out-shot him, but I reminded him that these were my firearms and I never took a hiatis from shooting.

    It was a good day. BTW, the step-daughter shot 4 in the 10 ring, 4 in the 9, 1 in the 8 and 1 in the bull at 50 yards. I'd say not bad for a beginner.

    Berek
     
  2. 1911Ron

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    Well done Sir always good to get new shooters out to the range.
     
  3. scout26

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    Somewhere there's a link to get the USA Jr Shooting Team patch.

    I frequently take my 11 yo daugther's friends out to the range with us. We cover the Four Rules, safe handling (Muzzle up etc) and the range specific rules. I've got a Marlin Model 60 (semi-auto .22) that I shortened the stock on and setup ballons and clays pigeons for them (it's an outdoor range). If they want they can try her shotgun at trap and skeet. It's a Mossberg 500 Bantam in 20 ga.

    Here's that link. Nothing like getting a patch in the mail to rub in their siblings face and show off to their friends. :neener:

    http://www.nssf.org/programs/youth/TYBS.pdf



    Pass it on, each one teach at least one......(a month!!!)

    Never had a kid not have a huge grin on their face after dusting their first clay, or punching a hole in the X ring at 25 yards, or not ask if they could come with us again.....

    Here's my confession. ;) I have more fun they do...... :cool:
     
  4. Berek

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    Last year I had the privilage to teach over 100 students under the age of 18 about hunter safety and proper shooting techniques. I couldn't be more proud of my students and I find that the younger they are, the better students they are. More attentive and less distracted. Older students tend to get bored or think that actually learning to be safe is below them as they know everything. (well, not all of them are like that....)

    Berek
     
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