Thursday, September 30, 2010


Are you a New shooter?

A Junior shooter?

A Female shooter?

A shooter who just wants to shoot?

I have a match for you!!! POP GUN NIGHT! Come one, come all to the SLOSA .22 rifle night every 1st Saturday night of the month. It is run by my good friend Nelson Dymond and it is a “blast”! (See what I did there?) I just went, and it was really great! I was able to shoot with some new shooters on their first time shooting, and it was awesome to see how well they did! One of them even got a medal!! We went through the whole process: learning the basics of safety, getting the targets out, setting them up, shooting them up, and taking them down…and we looked awesome doing it. You see those two really cool guys were shooting my pink rifle, my amazing X-ring, courtesy of Tactical Solutions with the bright pink stock, thank you Hogue Grips Hogue Grips! I can safely say that we were stylin’ and having tons of fun. We got to visit with the other juniors there, try each other’s guns, and just be kids…kids that can safely handle firearms, that is. But Pop Gun night is not only for kids! So, when am I going to see all of you grown-ups out there??

By the way, thanks for the compliments on my shirt! It is part of a collection from SHE clothing (check them out…great gear for women that spend time outdoors).

Saturday, September 25, 2010

GBR QUICK DRAW (Attention Cowboy Shooters)!

Another year....Another Cowboy Quick Draw competition! And yet again that 1st place standing eludes me...but, I am content with 2nd place!  Quick Cal, Thank You for all your helpful hints and generous instruction...I had a great time. 
How many years will Packing Rat and I continue to battle it out for the Quick Draw Championship? The world may never know...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Here is an update up about my adventure at the Steel Challenge, 2010! So, what’s a girl going to do with a S&W 627 Revolver? …why shoot the World Championship, Steel Challenge with it of course!

For those of you who don’t know, the Steel Challenge consists of eight stages, each you have to shoot five times. The stages all have five targets each, one of those five targets being a “stop plate,” the plate you must hit last. The goal of the Steel Challenge is to get the fastest time you can! It’s one of my favorite matches. I love to shoot fast, and I love to shoot my revolver fast, that coupled with the energy that rushes through me once the timer goes off makes this a very exciting match.

The Main Match day one! The day started after waking up not-too-early, (I shot in the afternoon the first day! That’s a new one for me.) My parents and I were OFF to see the shooters, the amazing shooters of Piru…Over the interstate and through the dirt, to Piiiiruuu we go! I met my awesome teammates, and my best shooting friends from my home range Dave and Jim! My first stage was Accelerator, which I think was a good thing that it was first, I got all those nerves over with. My times were pretty good, and I could tell it was going to be a great match! I just hoped I could continue my performance with the next two stages and then into day two! I was feeling pretty sure that the next day was going to be just as awesome, especially after I shot Smoke n Hope! I hit my best times ever and my mom got it on camera! And the best part ever I had a special surprise, my Very Best Shooting Friend and Teammate Annette Aysen came and found me. She was my good luck charm!

Main Match day two! Five stages to go, and I was ready, morning shooting works for me! There was a much more relaxed feel among the shooters. All serious on the line but behind the scenes I was having the best time with my squad and all the people that came to watch. At first I thought that they were there to observe my quick draw and speedy trigger finger, but actually I think word got out that I have a Steel Challenge Tradition….any guesses? Well, I jump over the hay bales, yessssss the Victory Leap! Best times ever! This year my squad mate Dave decided he would leap with me! Who is going to join us next year?

I did my personal best and have a couple Steel Challenge titles under my belt! Dave and I both hit personal goals with our shooting and now he owes me ice-cream! Great Match, hope to see you in 2011!

Best Hugs of the 2010 Steel Challenge

Gunny! Always a Smile and a Hug
Ms G....Julie!
My Best Shooting Friend, Annette!