As I drove to the range this morning, snow fell and dusted the ground (and my gear). Later we had downpours of rain beat upon our canopies and shooting mats. Throw a little wind into the mix and at the end of the day the sun peeked out. Although the weather was all over the map at Wolverton Mountain Gun Club in Ariel, Washington today, the students were all of one mind - focused on learning the basics of rifle marksmanship and about the birth of our country on April 19, 1775.
The three strikes were told. Fires were kindled in both the wood stove and in the hearts of modern-day patriots. Although shooters were soaked, they were very teachable and didn't complain one bit. No riflemen on Saturday, but we will see what Sunday brings. There were a couple shooters knocking at the door of earning the coveted rifleman's patch.
Earl, it is great having you back in the instructor rotation. RL, nice to see you get some trigger time and share about the Bloody British Butchery. Kenjo and Kimber Custom, you are both doing a great job running your respective firing lines. Theophilus and Paulw, always a pleasure to work with you two. Joni, thanks for helping with the administration. Flipper and Mherriford, good to have a couple new orange hats learning how to clear the line and get started as line bosses.
Please stay tuned for more updates to come. Shooters, please share your experiences.