Author Topic: Parma, ID, June 19/20, 2021 AAR  (Read 195 times)

Offline Prescott

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Parma, ID, June 19/20, 2021 AAR
« on: June 22, 2021, 12:01:03 PM »
Way to go Idaho!  The patriots of Idaho braved a toasty weekend to come to the range and improve their marksmanship skills and reconnect their hearts and minds to the Heritage of our great Country.   Even though the event was on Father's Day weekend, we had 4 dads on the range.   Please thank your families for sharing you with us.

Even though there were no new rifleman this weekend, the participants showed improvement in their shooting skills.   There is still some more work to do in perfecting their skills, so they were sent home with homework.   As P7 stated, one of the characteristic of a rifleman (and a good citizen) is persistence.    Dry fire practice at home is the best way to hone your marksmanship skills.   On the comfort of your living room floor, you can practice trigger control, the steady hold factors and NPOA shift with a cheap laser device and some snap caps.

From an instructor perspective, this was a really good weekend.   P7 finished his SBIT2 event and will be an exceptional SB shortly.   Manly Man completed his IPC and is Idaho's newest Red Hat instructor.   JPJ accepted an orange hat making him Idaho's newest instructor.   Please congratulate these instructors on their accomplishments.
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Re: Parma, ID, June 19/20, 2021 AAR
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2021, 09:15:55 AM »
Wow! Wonderful promotions all around.
Glad to see steady progress towards the goal.
Huzzah!
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Re: Parma, ID, June 19/20, 2021 AAR
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2021, 02:13:26 PM »
For being as hot as it was, I still had a great time and learned a lot. Probably would have done better the second day if my rifle had not come undone. Will definitely be back to qualify as Rifleman.  Working on getting a few others in the family out to an event. Heck might hafta buy another 1022 so I can train 'em up a bit and loan 'em one for the event. Took my ol' 1022 in to get it tricked out a bit. Was cool to see Manly Man get his Red cap too.
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Re: Parma, ID, June 19/20, 2021 AAR
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2021, 10:11:25 AM »
Congrats on the red hat, Gary, sorry we couldn't be there to see it!  (Our kids did great at 4-H Nationals, so it was worth the trip.)

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Re: Parma, ID, June 19/20, 2021 AAR
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2021, 10:46:18 AM »
He means, they did GREAT!
4-H Nationals recognizes the top 10 individuals, and the top 5 teams. For air rifle, there are 3 competitions, and an Overall award.
Our top 2 shooters each made 3 Individual podiums out of the 4, and our team made EVERY team podium, coming in 4th!
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Re: Parma, ID, June 19/20, 2021 AAR
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2021, 02:31:04 AM »
The journey to Red Hat was long, and I'm happy to have reached that milestone.

Pat and Tim, congratulations on the 4-H team.  I admire all the young men's and women's discipline, dedication, intelligence, persistence, patience, and ethos to not only go to nationals, but to rank highly.  Thank you for your efforts, and for the dedication of the parents who willingly sacrifice their time and resources to allow posterity to accomplish great things.
Huzzah!

TheMadPoet - proper application of the fundamentals, a tricked out 10/22 and accurate ammunition is a good combination.  The path to rifleman is similar to getting to Carnegie Hall...practice (steady hold factors), practice (the six steps), practice (NPOA).

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Re: Parma, ID, June 19/20, 2021 AAR
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2021, 11:36:19 AM »
Been out practicing.
Shot 4 AQT this weekend and 3 out of 4 scored over 210, all timed and done by the rules.
Gonna be practicing between now and Sept when I will be back and I will shoot Expert/Rifleman, you can count on that.
Gun is now more accurate than I am so it is all up to me to do my part and when I do ......Huuuzzzzaaaahhhh!
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Re: Parma, ID, June 19/20, 2021 AAR
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2021, 04:35:03 PM »
more practice
215, 216,231
took my brother n he shot AQT for 1st time and shot 148. I thought that he did good for 1st n only try. some more practice n he'll be ready for an Appleseed , maybe in October. I plan to be back in September.   
Huzzah!
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