The first shoot of the WAFTA summer league was on Sunday 25/04/10 at the Blaenau Gwent FT Club.

We got to the club around 11:30am and quite surprisingly it was dry 🙂 so the day was looking to be a good one. Along with the dryness the wind was pretty calm for the club.

Well things got off to a good start until we hit the uphill targets which was a bit of a struggle for a couple of us due to the extra pounds being carried on the front lol. We then got onto the windy bit which really couldn’t make it’s mind up and the pellets started going everywhere.

At the end of the course I was surprised by my score of 19 and very happy with myself 🙂

Anyway at the end of the shoot we headed out to get back early so we missed the results. Later on my phone goes off telling me I have new a e-mail and contained within this to my much surprise I take second place in C grade.

Full results can be found here:

So the day turned out to be pretty good. Stroll on the next shoot time to pull all stops out and get me a first place 😀

Ok so sitting in work talking to some of my colleagues about stuff you talk about when bored lol well everyone talked about what they done on the weekend most of them how drunk they got and the stupid things they got upto, so I thought I’d mention the new air rifle that I bought (Air Arms MPR-FT left handed), as soon as I did the conversation went quiet as in them not approving of shooting as a sport. I seem to get this alot lately when talking to people.

I find that most of them have never fired an air gun and have no ideas on how big the sport is now coming. The only time you every see shooting on TV it’s cause of something bad that’s happened. In th UK more people are killed from being hit by a car or even taking drugs.

Shooting is an Olympic sport and is highly disciplined. I’ve found that youngsters (Myself included when I was classed as a youngster lol) are a lot less likely to get into trouble in a serious way due to the discipline taught with the safe handling of firearms including air guns.

The reason for this post is that I’m completely and utterly FED UP of the public opinion towards guns. Why can’t the press cover the sport and show the good side.