League Ladies Brave the Elements and Keep on Shooting

Although we, along the Texas Gulf Coast, don’t have to worry about cold weather and snow very often, we do get the occasional severe thunderstorm that blows through, and yesterday at the range was no exception.  The storm blew in during our regular ladies league shooting session, but it did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the women, who just kept right on shooting.

I gave everyone the option of packing it in when the rain started, but no one took me up on the offer!  For two and a half hours, whether the rain was light or heavy, these ladies stood their ground and continued to work toward their goals.

We’ve been working on the NRA Marksmanship Pistol Qualifications, and almost everyone advanced at least one level yesterday, regardless of weather conditions that would have driven most people inside.

Comments I heard were, “It’s really fun to shoot in the rain!” and “I want to get this level finished.  I don’t care about the rain!”  I told them all that they can add that to their bucket list and then check it off 🙂

And while we did look like a motley crew (or maybe drowned rats), I am very proud of the ladies; they definitely earned their shooting stripes yesterday!

Also, many thanks to our “shooting dudes,” the men who always stand by us and support us, come rain or shine.  We appreciate you.

Now, back to the range; and to borrow (and mangle) the postal creed:  Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night [will] stay [us] from the swift completion of [our] appointed [mission]…to punch holes in paper – and become the best darn shooters we can be 🙂

You can read my previous post on the importance of ladies shooting leagues by clicking on:  Why Should Women Join A Local Shooting League.

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