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Shotgun Shooting

This past weekend we went to the range. It was shotgun shooting day. After spending two weeks in a classroom environment learning about shotguns and shotgun shooting safety, we caravaned up to Tucson and went to the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club to put the classroom work to good use. Tucson Trap and Skeet Club, one of the largest in the country, is a sprawling shotgun only shooting range to the west of Tucson that has been open since 1948 showcasing almost 400 acres hosting over 60 shooting fields.

The adventure started out early from the Columbia Hall at around 7:00 AM for an 8:30 start at the gun club. After a safety briefing and introduction to the shooting coach for the day, the boys grabbed their club provided shotguns and headed out to range 8A for their shooting session.

The session started out with the boys getting a chance to get the feel of the guns and the adventure of chasing the clay birds through the sky, before attempting to qualify for their Shotgun Shooting merit badge. For qualifying the scouts needed to shoot 50 rounds of shotgun shells at flying targets. Most of the scouts did really well.

By around noon we were done and on our way back home.

As Always, Be Prepared.

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