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Old 12-21-2010, 02:32 PM
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Kids Shooting Course Advice

Dear Len and other LR wizzards,
I am currently putting together a non-profit rifle shooting camp for kids 11-17 in eastern South Dakota. The kids will use the rifle they intent hunt with next fall and will be engaging targets out to 400 yards.
Though I am a retired US Special Forces Sniper and have a great deal of experience training soldiers to shoot the enemy I have not taught kids other than my own. Shooting two legged critters is much different than shooting four legged ones. Would you or do you know of one of your members that would be willing to do a “sanity check” on my course content and provide advice?
Thanks In Advance,
Pete
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:02 PM
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Re: Kids Shooting Course Advice

A few of the current instructors at the Special Forces sniper school are moderators on another forum that I am a member of:

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You should ask the same question there.


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Old 12-21-2010, 03:42 PM
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Re: Kids Shooting Course Advice

I'd be very interested to look it over. I'm 17 and fairly experienced hunter and active competitive LR shooter. I also have a 14yr old brother I could show it to. He had a little shootin experience not much. Could be beneficial to have some kids perspective on it. I think this is a great idea.

Send me a pm if you'd like me to look at it.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:35 PM
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Re: Kids Shooting Course Advice

Thanks Oliver, I just might do that. I am fairly close to several of the kids I will be teaching and have gotten some feed back from them already.

Buffalo Bob, I have already sent to a some of my buddies down at SOTIC and recieved the feedback I expected to get. I am really trying to get a non-military / hunting perspective on this.

Thanks Guys!
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Re: Kids Shooting Course Advice

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Buffalo Bob, I have already sent to a some of my buddies down at SOTIC and recieved the feedback I expected to get. I am really trying to get a non-military / hunting perspective on this.

That forum is definitely a pain in the butt. It is paid for by an active duty SF and has several active duty moderators. They make you fill in your profile and then vette you to ensure that you actually are what you claim to be. Getting vetted was easy for me being as Jack Moroney was my B- team CO. Lots of people don't want to or can't prove what they say they are. That forum also has a couple of guys who spend a lot of time chasing down people who violate the Stolen Valor Act.

Funny thing happened one day last year out at the Green Ridge rifle range in Western Maryland.

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That forum is definitely a pain in the butt. It is paid for by an active duty SF and has several active duty moderators. They make you fill in your profile and then vette you to ensure that you actually are what you claim to be. Getting vetted was easy for me being as Jack Moroney was my B- team CO. Lots of people don't want to or can't prove what they say they are. That forum also has a couple of guys who spend a lot of time chasing down people who violate the Stolen Valor Act.

Funny thing happened one day last year out at the Green Ridge rifle range in Western Maryland.

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Yeah Bob, you run into posers all the time. I reckon we should just be flattered.

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Old 01-06-2011, 04:31 PM
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Re: Kids Shooting Course Advice

I used to be a junior firearms instructor in the 4-H program. I was about 15 myself at the time and was teaching younger kids <12 to shoot 22 rimfire at 50 to 100 yds. They seemed to relate better to another "kid" then they did adults, which was part of the reason I got picked. I had been shooting for about 9 years and loading my own centerfire rifle ammo for about 3 years, guess I had more experience then some of the adults did, which is the other reason they picked me.

Long story short, I now have my own grandkids and still shoot every chance I get. I've competed in alot of different shooting sports over the years, from archery to 300 yd benchrest, coyote hunting competions to cowboy mounted shooting. I've also been a hunting guide for Wyoming deer and antelope for about 30 yrs off and on (yes, I know it says 18 in my introduction to this site, typo....was supposed to say 28 but I can no longer go back and edit it...sorry)

I would take a look at your program if you'd like.

Kids and women are the ones we really need interested in our sport. I'd be glad to help.

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