Last week (October 12th) New Jersey featured our third annual official NRA Junior-Only Outdoor state championship 1800 Bullseye match.
14 shooters took to the line with both .22 and centerfire pistols and really gave the adults something to think about when 8 of them outperformed their personal bests, but also set TWO NRA national team records! Woo hoo!!!
Just look at those faces--couldn't ya just squeeze em?
Now as impressive as all the "official jargon" is about NRA official this and that, we should also lend diligent attention to the fact that for some of these kids--this was the first match they had ever shot. Up until this point, they had merely been part of our weekly Thursday night Jr league. If you have given any thought whatsoever to bringing your kid to shoot and gaining the benefits of the multiple levels of instruction and variation of shooting styles to be available for your kid (and for you if you pay attention) all for $80.00 per year, then this is the result of that training. We supply everything they need--pistols, ammo, equipment, high-fives or a shoulder to cry on.
As a reminder, we shoot at the Central Jersey Rifle & Pistol Club in Jackson, NJ and membership to the club is NOT necessary to have your jr come shoot.
Awesome target, Nick!
Juan was out High Junior Open Winner. Firing his first clean 100 target in an official match with iron sights. What can we say about Juan? He is amazing.
Let's also keep things in perspective here. These kids worked hard to achieve these scores and levels of accomplishment. Even moreso than with the adults, these kids have perfect records for safety, attentiveness to the rules and regulations, put in the time to practice and are well on their way to becoming phenomenal shooters.
Not to mention--and ask any of them to confirm this--they have a great time. Don't they look excited! Okay, they were up early...they're also tired.
We even give out prizes and awards! Congrats Alicia!
(First NRA match AND first time breaking 700)
So why on earth have you NOT brought your kid over to us on a Thursday night to check us out and see what we have to offer. Ages 10-20 are welcome and you can come a few times to try it out before any commitment is required. You have nothing to lose and who knows, before you know it, your child can also be standing up there with a proud 100 target.
If you want more information about our JR Bullseye league (we shoot indoors in the winter) or a nearby one, you can email for additional information:
(njpistol.com also has local info about adult bullseye shooting as well)
This Jew Shoots Guns... and is so proud of our juniors in doing so.