Well I went for the big one and achieved it.....I'm now an NRA ranked Pistol Sharpshooter.
Out of a pack of 20 targets, I only had to throw out 2, and the rest earned me the rank of "Marksman", "Marksman 1st Class", and "Sharpshooter", plus I have 2 targets already shot for "Sharpshooter Bar 1".
Now it gets even more challenging since I have to shoot both slow fire, and rapid fire targets to achieve each of the 9 bars before I can take the ultimate challenge of Expert, and Distinguished Expert.
For the most part, shooting paper targets can be boring, but challenging yourself like this sure has made it a lot of fun, and really improves your shooting.
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