Tonight was the second night back for Kat with the Junior Rifle league/class. The first night consists of a “What to Expect and Safety” Lecture and then an Eddie Eagle Video. Pay your $25 fee, if you brought it with you, and see you next week.
Well tonight was next week. After work I picked up Kat, from Monika, at the local Subway, we quickly got a couple of sandwiches and drove down to the gun club, getting there by 5:45.
At 6:00 they started with a lecture on gun handling, safety and shooting, along with the proper sight picture. Then they started the shooting, 10 meters and 10 at a time using club guns. Kat was not in the first relay, which was a little strange because they have always deliberately tried to let the folk with the longest drives shoot early. So the kids can get home and either do homework* or get to sleep.
They were calling the second relay when I went up and talked to one of the ranges masters. “Yes we are still doing that… But I put Kat in the 7:30 time slot because she will be shooting 3 Position this year. Shes good enough that, with practice she can make the team, and I want her out there shooting the AR’s”. I think they remembered her from last year.
I told the range master that I was all for that, but it was up to Kat. In the end they put Kat in the second relay and after shooting Kat and I talked to the range master. She was eager and willing so next week we show up at 7:30 and she will shoot twice, to make up for missing out today. While we were talking to the range master one of the assistant coaches, who had been watching and helping out on Kat’s relay, came up and jokingly said, to the effect “she should not be shooting with this group, move her up, she’s sandbagging”.
Needless to say Kat’s stoked, I’m happy (and proud) and we will be showing up at 7:30 from now on.
* They emphasize that any child whose schooling suffers (as reported by the parents) because of the shooting will not be allowed to shoot.
** Also trip #3 to the range this year, even if I did not shoot.