Skeet Shooting Regaining Popularity in American High Schools

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Zac Olson, 15, used a SKB Century III 12-gauge as a member of the Lakeville South High School team, which he joined after an injury ended a budding gymnastics career. “All you need to do is practice,” he said, wearing the team’s black-and-khaki vest. “You don’t have to be super fast or super strong.”

His mother, Courtney Olson, went from being repulsed at the thought of guns in their house near Minneapolis to buying Zac the $1,400 shotgun and a $600 Glock 17 to nurture his newfound interest in becoming a police officer. “To see your kid this happy is incredible,” she said.

  • That’s a nice uh gun.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Hell yeah!

      • Petey

        We had a rifle club in high school, … but, man oh man.

        I will attest there was banging going on in air cadets’ camp overs. Wish I could say it was me.

        • Petey

          But, we’re all talking about the car, right?

  • Clausewitz

    Skeet shooting is becoming more and more popular as the Government puts more drones into service. Viva la revolucion.

    • mauser 98

      special shells available

  • canminuteman

    Skeet/trap/sporting clays are the most fun of the shooting sports. It’s very satisfying to blow a moving target out of the sky. I am not a member of a club, but a friend of mine is and I make it out a couple of times a year.

    Even more fun but never to be repeated by me, was shooting an anti aircraft mount C6 mg at a target drone of the top of a leopard tank in Gagetown, with an entire squadron of tanks shooting with me. It’s amazing how little damage we did.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Yep, a Remington 870 and an obliterated case of clay pigeons just makes any day a good day.

    • Dana Garcia

      I have no desire to shoot a bird out of the air, but when I see one in the sky, the urge to aim rises up strongly from the deep brain.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The benefits of developing hand and eye coordination can’t be overemphasized.

    • Justin St.Denis

      If it doesn’t make you go blind first, legend has it. 😉

      • Alain

        We are talking guns here you know…

    • Clausewitz

      Eye hand coordination is definitely a finely honed skill.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S06nIz4scvI

  • Helios Megistos

    I am always hammering the fact that boys ought to practice manly pastimes such as archery and shooting and riding horses and throwing hatchets; I loathe the faggy and unending skate board fad which is responsible for a permanent increase in emergency ward admissions! Girls should also learn to shoot but they should not be encouraged to be Tomboys and should thus be forbidden such sports as rugby and football. https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=0CAQQjBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.artsunlight.com%2Fartist-photo%2FSir-Lawrence-Alma-Tadema%2Fthe-education-of-the-children-of-clovis-by-Sir-Lawrence-Alma-Tadema-181.jpg&ei=sSmfVbyZKsWPyATyw6ho&psig=AFQjCNEBOuAhjC52vzRsV-uJZU680HAlWw&ust=1436580654505550

    • Justin St.Denis

      One of my kids really got into fencing. I have no idea where that came from, but he has pursued the sport for over 20 years now. And I have grown to really enjoy watching fencing matches. I just wish I could eat roast chickens at the same time. Watching fencing makes me hungry.

      • Helios Megistos

        Fencing is a truly manly and aristocratic pastime; after the liberation of the West, it will become mandatory!

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Fencing chicks would be XTRA hot, as long as she’s not a better fencer than I.
          Who wants to get run through by their own woman, even if it sounds like a cool way to go.

          • Clausewitz

            That’s why I never start an argument with my wife in the kitchen. That’s where all the knives are kept.

      • bob e

        fencing is very physically demanding ..

      • canminuteman

        That’s awesome! I have fenced with the Ajax fencing club for a decade now, and my son just started a year ago. I wish I had got into it as a young man rather than an old man. We have tickets to the medal round of the epee tournament at the panam games, coming up on Tuesday night.

    • Alain

      I do agree in general, but I must add that both my maternal grandmother and my own mother were crack shots. The same grand made me my first bow and I could hit a rabbit with an arrow from horseback in my early teens. That said neither my grand nor my mom bought the feminist rubbish. Perhaps it was due to my heritage and upbringing that I just never like what I called clingy women nor could I stand those trying to be men. I always liked and admired self-sufficient women who had no complex to resolve. I am again doing archery with a long bow and love it.

    • Clausewitz

      Father daughter time………

  • Dana Garcia

    My high school in Ohio had a rifle team. I think I still have a trophy around somewhere. Good times.

  • Alain

    Now she was a good mother.

  • bob e

    she’s hot ..