Today there was a combat pistol match at our local range. My son Bat has been telling me he would like to try a match so we loaded up his Wilson Combat BATMANn pistol, braved the rain and headed out this morning
Honestly, I’d forgotten how much I like to shoot the local matches. Its not so much of a “Hey, your foot was on the line!” kind of a match. Mostly, friends getting together and having fun; some that I had not seen in a while. All shooters should support their local clubs, especially the smaller ones. You’ll meet good folks – other shooters in your community – and have a great time.
But, back to the point of the post. I was proud of Bat. Most importantly he was safe! He also hit all 72 targets and only one good guy. (In Bat’s defense, the good guy was standing way too close to the bad guy:) Afterwards, Bat said, “When is the next one? I want to do that again!”
Going back to the notion of shooting at your local range, the range officers were great to coach Bat along and the other competitors were patient with the “new” shooter on the line. This is something you may not run across with the larger clubs. Another reason to give the smaller clubs some attention.
On the 20 minute ride home, all Bat wanted to talk about was the match – not his basketball game later in the day. Take a kid shooting – you will both smile the rest of the day!