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I was watching a revolver competetion yesterday on tv in which a young lady, every bit of 13-14 years young was shooting in the competetion and actually outshooting some of the master class shooters.
This reminded me of a match that I was shooting years ago in Gulfport, MS at the police range. Jim McNally was the range master and he was tutoring a 13 year old young lady trying to prepare her for the olympic tryouts that year. We were shooting a full 2700 outdoor pistol match in which she was competeing. We came to the centerfire portion of the match shooting the second 50yd target. She was shooting a Clark built wad gun in 45 cal. On her second shot, the pistol did not go into battery fully and when she squeezed the pistol, it exploded. She had powder burns all over her hand and face and bits of brass in her face. She calmly remained in her stance until Jim could remove the pistol from her hand. She then went to the ladies room and cleaned the powder and brass from her hand and face and returned to the firing line. Jim had checked the pistol and it was ok but had replaced it with another one just like it, replaced the ammo, and she stepped up to the firing line and "CLEANED" the next 50yd target. Talk about cool, calm, and collected. She went on to the olympic tryouts and I never heard whether she made the team or not.
 

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It pays to start em young...a great life skill...

Really helps with mental focus...something all us "I can't live without the computer and cell phone" crowd could benefit from
 

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We've got a few youngsters that shoot with us at MR&P club. They do a good job and shoot very well.
 

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I'd a given anything for my daughter to have shown interest in the shooting sports....I'd be broke if she had....
 

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ree_countrygirl said:
i wish more ppl my age and younger would get into it. i do wat i can to get my friends involved
Your a couple years younger than me, but i try to get all my friends to come shoot. I offer them my rig and ammo if they just come to have fun. They never bite.

Ive been in the drag racing scene and lost interest in that, now in the gun nut scene you can find a lot better quality of friends.
 

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nonnieselman said:
ree_countrygirl said:
i wish more ppl my age and younger would get into it. i do wat i can to get my friends involved
Your a couple years younger than me, but i try to get all my friends to come shoot. I offer them my rig and ammo if they just come to have fun. They never bite.

Ive been in the drag racing scene and lost interest in that, now in the gun nut scene you can find a lot better quality of friends.
i agree.. i did sports for a while in hs and i did modeling too, but the friends i made in shooting sports are the ones i still talk to from time to time.. the gun world really is made up of great people
 

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17 year old Sarah Irish From MI makes Master Class in the Open Division! Waiting for an official confirmation but they believe that Sarah is the youngest lady master in USPSA.

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while we are on this subject.. if any of ya'll have or know kids that are age 8-18 please get them involved in 4-h shooting sports if they are at all interested in shooting. i learned a lot of what i know from it and am hoping to become certified to sign off on the kids practicing this year. i know our club here is thru for the summer but will start again around march practicing for next summer
 

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ree_countrygirl said:
while we are on this subject.. if any of ya'll have or know kids that are age 8-18 please get them involved in 4-h shooting sports if they are at all interested in shooting. i learned a lot of what i know from it and am hoping to become certified to sign off on the kids practicing this year. i know our club here is thru for the summer but will start again around march practicing for next summer
Ree -- WTG!! We need a lot more like you!!!!!!
 

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Cliff Cargill said:
My 11 year old started shooting USPSA, ICORE and steel when he was just 8. He shot the MS Classic this year.
and did a fine job at it.
Very true indeed! I have a 14 year old daughter that in between softball and friends finds time to shoot with dad @ the house sometimes. She has competed in outlaw steel once and uspsa once with a 22 and she did very well. Other things have her attention though. :tears: I am starting my 9 year old daughter off now in hopes she will be more interested than my older one. She actually does real well also. :rambo:
 

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Woohoo our daughter has decided she wants to join the 4H shooting team look out 8 year old with attitude and good aim now has gun in her hands. LOL
 
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