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Old October 7, 2008, 03:24 PM   #1
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competitive shooting for youth

I live in Boise, Idaho and am looking for a competitive shooting event for my son who is 14 years old. Does anyone know of any? is there enough interest to get one started up and running?

let me know what you think.
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Old October 7, 2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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what type of competition are you looking for.

from what I remember of the area..there is the Nampa Rod and Gun club, Gem County Rod and Gun club and the Parma Rod and Gun club.

all three have competitions from USPSA, IDPA, Steel, rifle, shotgun, bullseye, silohette, etc.
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Old October 8, 2008, 02:05 PM   #3
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Get with your State Rifle and Pistol Assn. Check with the CMP website to find how to contact them.

Just about every state is trying to get jr. shooters. They provide you kid support from guns and ammo and coaching. They even help with transportation to Perry. Sierra has a program where they will furnish bullets at halp price to Jrs through the respective state assns.

Biggest advantage of the ARs is it allows jrs and women to compete.

Congrats on getting your kid involved. We need more Jrs. They are the future of shooting sports.
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Old October 9, 2008, 12:10 AM   #4
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+1 on checking w/ the CMP

Here are some of their affiliates in Idaho -
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Old October 11, 2008, 12:10 AM   #5
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Look into your local scouting program too.
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Old October 11, 2008, 06:37 AM   #6
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rotten little kids

When I started competing in USPSA competition, my entire first year was spent being beaten by an eleven-yr-old girl.

USPSA offers an excellent Jrs. program.
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Old October 27, 2008, 09:01 PM   #7
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sporting clays ,skeet shooting or something moving would get him interested in the sport
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Old October 28, 2008, 12:31 AM   #8
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I do not know about your area, but down here the 4-H has competitive .22 and air gun training for youth, both rifle and pistol.
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Old October 28, 2008, 12:49 AM   #9
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There has to be some small bore shooting going on there some place. Small bore rifle is cheap compared to some of the others. Normally there is a rifle to borrow and most .22 I would shoot is cheap.

Nice thing about small bore is it can lead to high power. I went to Perry in 07 for NRA week and was stuck in a shack next to the Washington State boys. They turned out to be a great group of young men. Yes sirs and No sirs and they were Helpful too. These guys started out in small bore.
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