My girls

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting Forum' started by pickenup, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

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    Well, they are not really "my" girls. But I could not be more proud of them if they were. About 2 years ago, myself and some others took these 3 fine young ladies under our collective wings, and started mentoring them on the fine art of competitive shooting. Dad (and occasionally mom) are there too. THIS is what I call, responsible parenting.

    When they started, they were 9, 11, and 14 years old. They are now 11, 13, and 16 years old. All three have taken to it, like a duck takes to water. Their progression has been phenomenal. While the two younger ones are still wondering around the bottom of the score sheet when the day is done, the 16 year old has been steadily moving up, and now places in the middle regularly, beating out men that have been doing it for years. If they continue along the line they are on, with some good coaching, I would not be surprised to see a future USPSA women’s champion or three coming from this crew.

    The oldest shoots a Browing high power, she is looking for a new holster right now. The middle one can whip those rounds into her 38 revolver, using her speed loaders, like nobodies business. While the youngest does just fine with her (I think) PPK. We have taught them that while speed is important, accuracy is paramount, at this point. They have listened, and I would not want to be on the receiving end, if you know what I mean. The smile on their faces when, at the end of a stage, the RO (SO) turns to the score-keeper and says.......clean.....priceless.



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  2. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    That is what it is all about Pickenup I did enjoy my time as the range master helping others more then any other time. Please pass on to your buddies a hearty Thank You for a job well done.
  3. Pick, that's the sort of thing that will keep the shooting sports alive and well. Kudos for a job well done! :D
  4. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    That's the kind of thing that should get one a Presidential Medal of Freedom, Pick !!!!!

    :) :) :)
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    Good on you my friend. I appreciate what your doing.
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    delta13soultaker New Member

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    Very cool.

    I liked seeing that PPK too. Good stuff.
  7. Gene Seward

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    Thanks for taking the time and "patience" to do this for the ladies. I wish them all the luck in the world.
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