Top 8 Reasons National Take Your Daughter To The Range Day Won’t Work Here

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This Saturday, June 9, is National Take Your Daughter To The Range Day.

This first annual event aims to encourage Moms and Dads to get their daughters to the range to learn how to shoot safely. Herein lies the problem in our household.

You see, our daughter is ever-so-slightly tactical. You know, the kind of girly girl that always has a few random rifle cartridges on her nightstand along with an assortment of folding knives. Add a Kimber PepperBlaster II to daily attire and you’ve got the picture.

Here are the top reasons why National Take Your Daughter To The Range Day won’t work so well here…

  1. Folks at the range are already far more impressed at her finesse handling the Hakim battle rifle than mine.
  2. She has already shot a Slidefire-equipped AK-74. I have not. Yes, the AK-74, not AK-47, version.
  3. Her Glock is bigger than mine.
  4. She manages to keep all 30 rounds of .45 ACP from a Kriss Vector SMG in the A-zone – at a full auto rate of 1,500 rpm.
  5. She can take herself to the range. And frequently does…
  6. She’s on better speaking terms with former Top Shot Champs Iain Harrison and Dustin Ellerman than I am.
  7. I’ve never been to the range with R. Lee Ermey
  8. She’s shot a Smith & Wesson .300 Whisper. Suppressed. I have not.

What can we possibly hope to gain by taking her to the range? We need to rework this whole thing to something along the lines of National Take Your Dad To The Range Day.

But seriously, visit the National Take Your Daughter To The Range Day website to learn more. As of this writing, 35 ranges across the country are participating and you can find them here. If there is not one in your area, just take your own crew to your favorite range. And be sure to tell them about this annual event!

Be safe, have fun, and shoot like a girl!

Gunfire Erupts In South Carolina From Youth Gang Related Activity

Scholastic Steel Challenge Gang Activity

Scholastic Steel Challenge Gang Activity

Gunfire erupted in a Summerville, SC rural community over the weekend as a gang of teenagers, including some pre-teens according to witnesses, literally sprayed hundreds of bullets over a three hour period. According to some estimates, over 1,400 shots were fired before the shooting spree ended just before 1pm eastern time.

Witnesses claim the hoodlums committing these shannanigans were armed with typical ‘street guns’ including Springfield XD’s, Smith and Wesson M&P’s, and Glocks. “Typical Saturday night specials favored by criminals and thugs,” whined New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “I can’t believe that gun companies are giving our children access to these things. My people tell me that Smith and Wesson even gave them one free of charge in order to encourage this behavior.”

Gang Member Boasting His Colors

Gang Member Boasting His Colors

Most of the youth involved exhibited no shame and brazenly walked around with their firearms in full view. Most had exposed belt holsters, belt-mounted magazine carriers, and other tactical equipment.

“These kids were armed to the teeth,” observed a passer by. “They had lots and lots of high capacity magazines. Every one of them had at least five from what I could see.”

On further examination, It turns out that the gang was participating in a Scholastic Steel Challenge Match. A source close to the group explained the gangs colors. “They’re wearing Techwear competition shooting jerseys,” explained a mysterious adult ring leader known as Coach Mike. “They have a really cool ‘Steel Stingers’ logo on the back. Totally bad if you ask me and the kids love ‘em.”

A Teaching Moment

A Teaching Moment

The Palmetto Steel Stingers gang team is based at Palmetto Gun Club in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to providing a great facility for the youth to practice and hone their skills, club members are exceptionally generous with donations, loaner firearms, and free coaching and instruction. National and local gun related companies have also thrown in their support. Smith and Wesson provided a team M&P 9mm, Winchester Ammunition provided big discounts on ammunition, and local retailer East Coast Guns has donated ammunition.

Safety is the number one priority with each new team member receiving exhaustive classroom training before stepping on to the range. Coach Mike also starts each practice session with a pop quiz on the four rules of gun safety and cold range rules.

Scholastic Steel Challenge is a division of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association designed for hoodlums youth ages 12-20. The basic idea is to hit five steel targets as fast as possible, without missing. A youth match consists of four separate courses of fire, each with a different combination of target shape, size, and range. At each course of fire, competitors shoot five ‘strings’ with the best four times getting logged in the books. As the event is timed, each miss costs precious seconds, thereby placing a premium on accuracy and smoothness over raw speed. It’s challenging, which probably explains the name Steel Challenge.

It’s not hard to see how these kids ended up in gun toting gangs. A look at their collective backgrounds tells the story:

  • Top of class in a prestigious junior high school
  • Practices drawing and getting fast sight pictures with a paintball gun and paper plates on the clothesline
  • Former International Irish Dance Champion
  • Various members of junior and senior high school cheerleading squads
  • A recent graduate of a summer Civil Air Patrol program

Dangerous group isn’t it?

Got kids? Know kids? Ever seen a kid? Expose them to something fun, safe and challenging. You’ll also get the joy out of scaring the bejeepers out of any hand-wringing pantywaists nearby. Check out the Scholastic Steel Challenge program and find (or start) a youth shooting team in your area! Please, do it for the children!

Shootout At The Pioneer Woman’s Compound!

Shootout at The Pioneer Woman Family Compound (img: thepioneerwoman.com)

Shootout at The Pioneer Woman Family Compound (img: thepioneerwoman.com)

Reports of a shootout at the family compound of ThePioneerWoman.com have recently surfaced. Witnesses say that as many as 16 individuals, including a number of children, were involved. While it is known that no injuries resulted, there are reports of female on male taunting. Questions remain as to the cause of the shooting. Friends believe it was the result of some form of unusual social ritual.

The police were not dispatched.

Teens with assault rifles!

Teen acquires M-16, has fun.

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