Gone are the days that dad would pile the kids in the pick-up, drive to the country areas, and teach a little shooting. Now-a-days if you’re witnessed showing a child how to shoot, you’re more than likely going to have to have a conversation with a police officer shortly thereafter…..if not a judge! Well guys, leave it to us to find a couple of wonderful programs for the little shooters!!!
PRS Kidz – Precision Rifle Series (PRS) has partnered with C&H Precision Weapons and PRIME Ammo to create an amazing program for young shooters called PRS Kidz. This program is dedicated to kids from 5 to 17 years of age and teaches skills from firearms handling to precision shooting all in a fun and exciting way!! After the hands-on training sessions that include a thorough review of firearms safety rules, kids are then allowed to step up to the firing line. Up until this point parents are allowed to learn and train right next to their children. Once the kids are allowed to approach the firing line, parents are encouraged to participate but from a safe distance. The training coaches are left to their devices and the kids at this point for more in-depth instruction. Of course, kids are started off on platforms chambered in .22 LR in order to learn and maintain shooting fundamentals without being hampered by the pesky recoil of larger rounds.
The ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships program – This program provides a wonderful learning experience for college students that teaches them fair play, concentration, logic skills, and enhances interpersonal relationships. Students have the opportunity to participate in an event that is the only collegiate event featuring all six clay target classifications: International Skeet and Trap, American Skeet and Trap, Five-Stand and Sporting Clays. Schools represented in the 45-year program have had as few as one participant or as many as 60. One student can proudly display their school banner at the championships even if the school does not have a recognized club or team.
AIM – Academics*Integrity*Marksmanship is the official youth program of the Amateur Trapshooting Association. This program allows elementary through college-age shooters the chance to compete in registered competition on a level playing field either as a team or as an individual. AIM encourages good sportsmanship and personal responsibility through competition while establishing the foundation to make trapshooting a lifelong avocation.
Scholastic Pistol Program – This program offers young shooters aged 12 through college the opportunity to safely participate in the exciting team-based sport of speed shooting on steel targets. SPP is designed to instill in young shooters a set of personal values or character traits for fair play, compassionate understanding, individual responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline, and personal commitment. The SPP is managed nationally by the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation.
Although the kids’ learning is of paramount importance, these programs serve other duties as well. These programs are intended to cultivate the next wave of defenders of 2nd Amendment rights, inspire kids to participate in team and solo sports, and also teaches discipline. We will try our best to keep you updated about future dates for the programs and session locations as well.
If you want more information about these programs you can click (or copy and paste) the links below.
*** If you are unfamiliar with firearms and/or their accessories, and want to learn more, PSA strongly suggests that you find, enroll, and attend a comprehensive and reputable firearms safety course. Firearms safety is all of OUR responsibility.
We want to thank you for taking out the time to stop by our lane at the shooting range!! We hope that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you stop back by early and often to catch up on all PSA updates! We truly hope that we were able to hit the target, and if you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to shoot them our way!! We look forward to shooting the breeze with you soon again!!
And as always….remember to watch your six and stay low!!!