Cadets from the Tallahassee Composite Squadron and the Marianna Composite Squadron were treated to a day of marksmanship training at the Tallahassee Rifle and Pistol Club under the instruction of certified NRA Instructors. Under the guidance of Officer Matt Morris, an NRA Instructor, cadets fired .22 caliber rifles at five different sets of targets. Once completed, targets were scored by certified NRA scorers and the best cadets were awarded their Marksman Badge.
This particular course is designed to introduce young men and women to the world of shooting and safety. Numerous parents attended to see if this range met their expectations for safety, and they werenít disappointed. One parent noted ďI didnít know Tallahassee had something this safe and professional, and Iím glad my child attended.Ē
Following a three-hour session of competitive shooting, everyone present was treated to a lunch provided by the Tallahassee Rifle and Pistol Club where new friends were made and cadets were able to compare their individual scoring. After lunch, cadets were invited to the Trap Range where they were once again trained on the use and safety of shooting a shotgun, and many were happy to take on another challenge.
As a result of cadetsí enjoyment of competitive shooting, the club now offers shooting events every month at no cost to the cadets because the NRA members at the Tallahassee Rifle and Pistol Club provide everything at no charge.
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