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Kingsport, TN AAR Ladyseed - Apr 6, 2024

Started by upacreek, April 10, 2024, 12:27:25 AM

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The Cherokee Rod & Gun Club hosted a terrific Ladyseed Saturday morning.  Special thanks to Devereux for unlocking the gate for us!  8 women came out for the second Ladyseed at this great range to hone their rifle skills and hear our history.  All were new or relatively new to shooting rifles.  With clean slates, these ladies jumped right in to learning those perfect practices we talked about at the beginning of the shoot.  It was a bit cold in the morning, but I didn't hear any complaints.  By the end of the shoot, they'd all warmed up and made tremendous progress.  I love the families that came out and cheered each other on - among the 8 shooters, there were 2 and 3 generations. 

Thank you to the Appleseed family that came out. Proud Patriot especially for coming out on her birthday weekend and driving 4 hours to be the first to arrive - happy birthday.    Tar Heel, NotASpy, and Wileycoyote - thanks for your help.  You guys are all such natural instructors.  It was great to work with you.

Proud Patriot and Tar Heel both received their 10 event pins.  Sorry we didn't get a good picture of you, Tar Heel.  Thank you both for all your hard work and commitment.

Tar Heel set up the history of the day with a fantastic First Strike.  By the end of the day, we'd told the 3 Strikes, our DOW story of Prudence Cummings Wright, and shared a moving memorial volley.  Come back to a 2 Day event for more DOM and DOW stories.

Proud Patriot was a great line boss.  Her 4 layers might give a hint that it was a little cold out.  Thankfully, it warmed up by the end of the day.  She was down to only 2 layers.

Tar Heel shares the 6 Steps of Firing the Shot

Katie and Peggy looking good

Wileycoyote is explaining something to Abigail

Abigail and Gina soaked up how to shoot in prone

NotASpy was awesome!  This was his first shoot as an instructor in training.  It's obvious that he's taught plenty of people how to shoot before.  Thanks so much for coming out this Saturday

Wileycoyote explains how we can listen to our targets

Peggy and Katie

Cristin is looking great.

Linda got her best group yet on her very last string of fire.  Keep up the good practices everyone!  I hope to see you all again soon.
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It is great to see the program growing in Kingsport.
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Rifleman 19April2015
KD Qualified 17Oct2015
Pistoleerâ„¢ 12Dec2020
KD Requal 11Nov2021 50/50
Pistol IBC/Charter Pistol Instructor Antioch 2-22
200y RKD Qualified 14May2022


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YAY!  So glad to see another Ladyseed at Kingsport!

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

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Known Distance Qualified: Talladega, AL 12-3-16 - 45/50; Distinguished 49/50 - Talladega, AL 12-8-19
Instructor Boot Camp: Toccoa, GA 7-13, 8-15; Pelham, TN 2-14, 2-16; Columbiana, AL 2-15; Canton, GA 2-18, 1-19, 2-20, 2-21, 3-22, 2-23, 1-24
Shoot Boss Boot Camp and Liberty Seminar: Toccoa, GA 8-14 & Canton, GA 1-19

Pistol Instructor Boot Camp: South Huntsville, AL 5-20; Canton, GA 1-21, 2-24
Pistol Qualified: Spencer, TN 4-10-21
Charter Pistol Instructor Boot Camp: Antioch, TN 2-22 & Canton, GA 1-23