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Best Day Of Trapshooting Ever

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ed Y, Sep 10, 2012.

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  1. Ed Y

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    Well yesterday it happened. Thirteen years ago my one and only grandson was born. Optimistically I immediately got him a life membership in the ATA. About three years ago we went to our club to give it a try. He took one shot with a 20 gauge and said that was enough. He was staying with us this weekend and we decided to give it another try. He started standing at about the ten yard line and shot at 50 straight targets with a 20 gauge gun. Then he shot another 25 straight targets from the sixteen yard line with a 12 Gauge BT-99. We turned on the angles for another 25 targets from station 3. He wound up shooting at another normal 50 targets. Before we even left the club, he was asking when we could go again. Yesterday was truly the highlight of my 50 year trapshooting career.

    Ed Yanchok
     
  2. Cooter

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    Great story Ed, teach him well.
     
  3. gdbabin

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    Congrats Ed... I can't wait for my first Grandson to get old enough--he's just five...


    Only a Pop-pop can really understand.


    Guy B.
     
  4. N. J. BOB

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    Great story told by a GREAT guy....
     
  5. Setterman

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    Grandpa is going to be loading more shells.

    Good for you!
     
  6. hoot619

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    Brings back real good memories, good for you Ed. I know you must have

    been proud as heck to see him following in your footsteps. A lot of our kids

    never get a chance at outdoor shooting sports. Ken U
     
  7. Carl Chadwell

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    Ed,

    That's what it's all about... =)

    peace.

    Carl
     
  8. PINOYSHOOTER

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    Wow! Truly amazing. I heard about that yesterday in our club. I am sure he will get your loved TM9X.
     
  9. PatMiles

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    My first trapshooter will be my granddaughter Audrey (6) followed by her younger brother Landon (4).

    Pat
     
  10. The Stive

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    Great day. That sure brings back memories for me. I had some really great
    times with my two grandsons. I started them shooting when they were 9&10.
    When they where 12&13, they began to shoot ATA. I had three great summers
    shooting with them. I knew things would change when they got their drivers
    permits and discovered girls. They are now 23&24. They both still have their
    trap guns. Maybe they will pick it up someday. John
     
  11. Rebel Sympathy

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    What a sweet, sweet happening. That would bring tears to any grandfather's eyes.....

    Mike
     
  12. Aussie Dan

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    Great story, thanks for sharing. I'm a little young for grandsons, but here's my boy Harrison, getting ready for another day at the range with Dad last weekend.

    He's just turned two, been to the range with me a dozen times. Knows the Perazzi and Beretta logos, knows daddys gun is a Perazzi and whilst he's a bit small to shoulder his little pop gun properly, tucks it under his arm and calls pull!

    I can't wait till the day he's big enough to get started. It makes me so happy just thinking about it.
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  13. Mike Michalski

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    "Learn him good!"
     
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    It does make a grand father happy to see one of his own join the ranks of shooting sports . Mine is 9 and not quite ready for the shotgun but he is loading shells like a champ with no mistakes so far . I`m sure he will be on the line in the next couple of years .
     
  15. trapwife

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    Our first granddaughter just turned 3 this week, her sister was one in April. Can't wait for them to get old enough to travel with us and start shooting. Just need two more for Leo to fill his family squad. Congrats Ed....
     
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