Let us close out 2012 by recalling the good and the great aspects of shooting. The shooting sports instill personal performance traits such as discipline, focus, respect and attentiveness. The shooting sports instill rules’ knowledge and adherence. We build sportsmanship and professionalism. And, the shooting sports are FUN. Tantamount to this activity comes the safety aspects of handling and shooting firearms. The shooting skills regarding hunting follow these same paths including providing supper. Self protection and firearms handling adds that extra special layer of awareness and readiness to prompt us to act accordingly as per our training. And, of course, our law enforcement/ military embodies each and every one of these points. The accompanied video demonstrates, for the most part, my almost 13 year old nephew with whom I have been working with firearms since he was about 10. The family came to visit over Thanksgiving weekend and, of course, we all went to the range. Some of my friends, Ed and Dave, composed the group, bringing their Big Guns. Collectors, competitors, and former and current servicemen, their training and adherence to safety shows loudly and clearly. Note how my nephew may glance around with excitement to make sure I watched him BUT HE ALWAYS KEPT HIS MUZZLES POINTED DOWN RANGE. That’s my guy! Go Nate.
Happy New Year’s, Y’all,