Sunday, July 21, 2013

SCTP Nationals :Day 4

Yesterday was the second round and final Day of SCTP Nationals In Sparta Il.

On Trap We did a lot better after our first round. The weather actually was not that bad, not much wind to affect the Clays.
I dont Know yet how we placed in our class, I'm optimistic though!

the Team (Left to Right) Anthony,Dakota,Nathaniel,Mathew,Me,Coach

 Nationals was really fun this year. It was neat to run into other teams from around the country. I also want to thank True Blue Sam for coming out and watching us shoot.

Friday, July 19, 2013

SCTP Nationals:Day 3

Today was the first 4 rounds in trap for SCTP  Nationals in Sparta Illinois. Wind today varied, at some points helping keep the birds aloft and at other times making the orange clays almost impossible to hit. The Teams score improved with each round. It didnt help that on our first 50 shots the clay throwers threw Birds in unexpected directions. Our last round was the best with me personally missing one target. Tomorrow is the last day and I expect that we will to 100,000,000 times better!

The Team by the World Shooting & Recreation Center Sign

Thursday, July 18, 2013

SCTP Nationals: Day 2

  Today was round two of Sporting Clays for SCTP Nationals in Sparta Il. The other Rio Salado squad did really good today, They took home a 4th place Trophy. I shot individually while the other three shot together, But good job guys! Tomorrow and Saturday will be Trap and I expect that Rio will be taking home a medal/trophy ect.
The Team(Left To Right) Coach Jeff,Nathanial,Mathew,Me,Dakota.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

SCTP Nationals :Day 1

  Today was the first day of SCTP Nationals, and for The team From Rio Salado, we started with the first day of Sporting Clays. All I can say about The Sporting Clays facility here , I see why its a world class range, there were some difficult targets to say the least.

Today also, Me and Dad met with Mr.True Blue Sam who gave our group some Sprays to help keep the chiggers and other bugs away and also walked with our group.
 Thankfully the temperature and  humidity made it feel closer to Arizona Temps.

     On a side note, after Our team Finished shooting we all drove to the main building to use up the precious A/C and we got to meet and Take a picture with the Potterfields of Midway USA. That was a pretty cool experience.

Also, When dad and I were walking around looking at random vendor stores, we found pallets of ammo.
where do you go to buy this????

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

SCTP Nationals :Day 0

  Today was mostly travel to Illinois. Thankfully the two teammates who were marooned in New Mexico where able to get a new vehicle and should arrive tonight, so no need for Fed-ex.
The TSA line was  bearable, We weren't pulled to the side for a "Random Screening" so they Must have hit there quota. The attendant at The airline front desk was a complete idiot offering no help but a lot of attitude. the flight itself was not bad besides for random patches of turbulence.

Since the TSA will not allow snacks and water Dad and I Went to A Illinois Wal-mart, and due to the fact this is a very gun unfriendly area I was surprised By two out of three things. First surprise was that the Wal-mart Carried ammo, My second surprise was the fact the ammo had the same price as Arizona. The only non surprise was the fact that The only ammo they had were Shotgun shells or lesser used rounds.

Tomorrow is the first day of Nationals, My team is starting with Sporting Clays, Should be fun!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Good For Ohio.

   Ohio school district allows staff to carry fire-arms on school grounds.

Good for Ohio, because as was said in the article

 “With a single exception, every multiple-victim public shooting in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed since at least 1950 has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry their own firearms.”

Personally I would feel much safer going to a school where there is more then one police officer with a firearm. With more staff carrying, a threat In a larger school can be handled in less amount of time then it would take the police or security to respond.

uh oh....

   As some might know, this week is the last week of the SCTP season which will end with the National Competition in Sparta IL. And the 5 member team at Rio Salado will be Heading out to compete. yay us. And Two teammates who are driving, With all our guns & enough ammo to hold off the living dead for some time. had there Car break down in the middle of Nowhere New Mexico. So since me and Dad are flying out tomorrow. It Should be a fun rest of the Week. Wednesday-Thursday is shooting Sporting Clays in Sparta and Friday-Saturday is Trap.

The Sparta Trap/Skeet & Sporting Clays Range 2 miles of Trap,
 another mile of skeet and two 1 Mile loops of Sporting Clays.