Author Topic: Palm Bay FL, AAR Jan 8-9, 2022  (Read 204 times)

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Palm Bay FL, AAR Jan 8-9, 2022
« on: January 13, 2022, 02:18:51 PM »
We had fourteen shooters for the weekend who all showed enthusiasm for our instruction and history lessons. It was a rewarding experience working with such eager students.

Our three junior shooters were outstanding students. Caden 11, Malachi 14, and Olivia 15. They are all working on their skills and we are certain to see vast improvement when they return.

This was Caden's first rifle event. He was our designated sniper for the weekend. It's clear he paid attention to the instruction. He scored a 185 with a rest. Good job Caden! His dad joined us for the day on Saturday. He really enjoyed the experience of shooting with us. Caden's Mom, Melissa who had never shot a rifle before, joined us on Sunday. She scored a 104 with only the abbreviated instruction provided Sunday morning. Good job Melissa! We hope to see you all again for a full weekend.

Miguel found our routine very physically demanding but came back Sunday to improve from his 59 to finish at 110. Brian, Chris, Kevin, Marcus, Mike, Mark, and Michael all turned in Sharpshooter scores. All are in striking distance of the coveted Rifleman Patch. Dry practice at home and come to another shoot soon. Skills are perishable if not exercised. Don't forget the three essential elements of precision shooting: A solid position (SHF), Six Steps of Firing the Shot, and Natural Point of Aim (NPOA).

Drew was our single Rifleman of the event. He was requalified with a solid 220. Huzzah!

We were blessed with four Orange hats to man the line. All were promoted this weekend. ScubaSteve and LadyGator traveled from Lakeland to lend a hand. A great instructor crew makes the Shootboss look good!

« Last Edit: January 13, 2022, 02:27:22 PM by TheMenace »
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Re: Palm Bay FL, AAR Jan 8-9, 2022
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2022, 03:34:46 PM »
We were blessed with near perfect weather, students ready to learn; and as an orange hat, red hats with plenty of patience!

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Re: Palm Bay FL, AAR Jan 8-9, 2022
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 06:04:02 PM »
It was a terrific weekend with wonderful teaching from a friendly and knowledgeable group of instructors.  We had near perfect weather and enjoyed learning at a fantastic facility.  Many thanks to the Green, Red and Orange hats in attendance, and our hosts at the Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club!

Even though my elbows were sore on Monday, I have found myself in a bit of "prone shooting withdrawal" this week.  I'm eager to take another crack at improving my score and making "Rifleman".  Please my hold my patch until I can get back to the range.   O0

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Re: Palm Bay FL, AAR Jan 8-9, 2022
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 08:28:30 PM »
Looks amazing! 

It's not about perfection -- it's about progress!!

I LOVE this stuff!

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Re: Palm Bay FL, AAR Jan 8-9, 2022
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 01:22:34 AM »
It was a great weekend!  Great students, great staff, and Chamber of Commerce Florida short-sleeve weather in January!  What's not to like?

Lots of learning and an awakening of the sacrifices by the Founders made it all so worthwhile. 

If you just missed shooting Expert, dry fire practice will help immensely.  Several of you are "knocking on the door" to earning your Rifleman patch, missing only 2 or 3 well-placed shots from scoring 210 or higher on the AQT.  Persistence and Perseverance!  It will carry you to success! 

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Re: Palm Bay FL, AAR Jan 8-9, 2022
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2022, 06:32:35 PM »
Another great weekend of learning  and shooting. Thanks to all the instructors orange,red, or green hats . I shot my best score to date and can smell my rifleman patch coming soon.  Thanks all