I'm kinda perturbed there aren't more of them, or more youth participating in them. I still have ribbons I won from way back in jr. high school through our county 4-H shooting team. The skills, safety, and responsibility I learned doing that was far and above anything I learned in my academic endeavors down at our little consolodated school district.
Another plus for youth competitions- is if young shooters are taught to be good stewards to the sport, then I feel those young men and women won't be so inclined to be embarrassments or liabilities to the sport when they are grown.
Rednecks... Keeping the woods critter-free since March 2, 1836. (TX Independence Day)
I'm going to use the words "clip" and "Long Colt" every chance I get. It grinds my gears to see new members attacked when we all know dang good and well what's being refered to.