The next generation

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by AJC1, Nov 20, 2022.

  1. AJC1

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    Yesterday I took my son to his first competition shoot. As we always do, we bring them into the little section of the world we are well familiar with. That discipline for me is metallic Silhouette. The good side is that it's very interactive and gives immediate feedback. Jerk the trigger in the right spot and the steel animal goes ding and falls over. It's this man's opinion that it would be hard to find a more exciting game to take your youngster to get started.... 20221119_101652.jpg 20221119_124326.jpg
     
  2. drband

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    Good for you— and your son!
     
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  3. entropy

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    That's why I was a 4-H Shooting Sports leader for ten years, and a high school Trap coach for 5. Who'd have thunk in this day and age that a shooting sport would be a High School Sport that one can letter in?!
    Good for you and your son. Sometimes it starts with a few willing adults to organize and coach. Minnesota trapshooters started the HS Trap juggernaut with a handful of guys getting a few schools to sponsor teams and competitive shoots.
     
  4. AJC1

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    There is a middleschool trap team here but I inherented the tools for this discipline. The range we were at is 100 miles one way so I doubt the school will pick that up. I would definitely coach or even run the event if it were locally available.
     
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    7 chickens is friggin awesome!!!

    I started out shooting silhouette with my pop many moons ago.
     
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  6. Armored farmer

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    Two years as a trap team coach, and many years taking my boys afield.
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  7. entropy

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    Nice to see the 4E getting some range time. I shot mine for the 16 in the Jackpot shoot yesterday, it was brutal out, and everybody's scores showed it.
     
  8. jak67429

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    Another good shooting sport for kids is steel challenge. We have kids from 7 to seniors in HS shooting.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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