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2012 TSRA Service Rifle Championship - Camp Swift Texas
« on: October 25, 2012, 11:40:56 PM »
Four of the DFW Appleseed crew spent the weekend down at Camp Swift last weekend. This was the annual service rifle championship for the state. We shot the team match together on Friday, Saturday was the Individual match, and Sunday was the CMP EIC match.

We saw several other folks sporting Appleseed T-shirts. One fellow I talked to said he'd come all the way from Wyoming for the match.
Lauren LeCren (doubleLL) not only earned a Governor's 20 tab for her performance on Saturday, (awarded to the top 20 shooters in Texas) she also won 1st leg in the CMP EIC match on Sunday. At the awards ceremony they said that this was the 3rd largest match in the country behind Camp Perry and another venue. There were ~100 participants and they gave out eight legs. It was really good to see an Appleseed Rifleman up there receiving awards. I wish I had pictures.

Great job, Lauren!
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Re: 2012 TSRA Service Rifle Championship - Camp Swift Texas
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 12:10:15 AM »
Fantastic! Way to go Lauren!  O0
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Re: 2012 TSRA Service Rifle Championship - Camp Swift Texas
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 11:13:16 AM »
Here's the only shot I got of the winners of the non-distinguished being announced.
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Re: 2012 TSRA Service Rifle Championship - Camp Swift Texas
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 12:48:53 PM »
I would like say THANKS to Fred and the others who designed this program.  ^:)^
    A few years ago I was walking up to the Davilla firing line as a new shooter. I had no previous exposure to fire arms and had never shot before. Kirk and his daughters were on the same line that weekend. I am proud to be an example of how well this program works! I overcame my fear of firearms and fell in love with shooting.
 When things get rough at a competition, I tell myself to persist, adapt and overcome. I remind myself of the various people we tell in the history and ask myself would they give up? How would they overcome that 7? I decided that Paul S. (Ashrn03) was correct, when you look at your target you should ask yourself two things. 1.) Where is my group? and 2.) How big is my group?  Once I started looking at my groups and not the numbers, I started realizing where in the 6 steps I needed to improve.
  I also realized at 600 you have to commit to that shot! Don't dilly dally, don't think, look at the flag and shoot.
  My first time at Camp Swift was about a year and half ago. Chris B. another instructor encouraged me to come out and shoot. I remember wearing a shooting jacket that was 2 sizes to big, and no gear except my mat and mags. I had called ahead and talked to the director to get some information about the match and what I needed. When I showed up on Saturday morning my target was number 20 (front and center). I knew they put me on target 20 for a reason!!! The director came over and gave me his scope to use and his cart to rest my rifle on. He informed me that my sling had to be on the rifle for standing and helped me with my oversize jacket. I shot my first 20 rounds in standing offhand. I was disappointed with my score. The director came over with a huge smile and said "WOW you did great, we weren't expecting you to hit paper." I replied with well I was expecting to hit more 10 and X's!!!!

I love and support this program for this very reason. Where else can a new shooter who has never shot before, attend a weekend, make rifleman, and then two years later win a CMP leg match. I will be at Perry this next year and I hope to see more Appleseed shirts on the line!

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Re: 2012 TSRA Service Rifle Championship - Camp Swift Texas
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 06:05:39 PM »
Way to go Lauren!  O0 :bow: ;D
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Re: 2012 TSRA Service Rifle Championship - Camp Swift Texas
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 11:58:15 PM »

That story is a win in so many ways!


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Re: 2012 TSRA Service Rifle Championship - Camp Swift Texas
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012, 12:11:20 AM »
Nice shootin' Ma'am!  :---
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