Through Irish Eyes: Learning to Shoot Guns

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 5/22/2013 7:55 pm
Soddy Daisy, TN, (WDEF)- It's impossible to not live in the South and completely avoid the presence of guns and even "no firearms" signs on doors.
        Instead of passing comment or making decisions not based in fact on what gun culture is really like, I decided to learn from those around me and see it their way.
        Mont Lake Classic Clays in Soddy Daisy let me wander in and learn from their finest.

"Your actually shooting a gun, you can feel it , like your out here, your actually in it, your not sitting in a chair looking at a TV screen" says young hunter Dakota Davis.

Curiously i found that shooting is very much a pastime, a hobby, for children, adults, families, rather than reserved to the elite upper classes of British and Irish establishment.

It is a sport for everyone and anyone and also for schools.

"Craig Sheaffer of Mont Lake,"Our actually Soddy Daisy team the regionals here last year, went to state competition they will be doing same this year, and they took the state competition in 2012 and they are probably going to do the same this year"

Learning to shoot is not as easy as it looks, the fear of something nestled so close to your mouth and teeth is disconcerting.

Craig Sheaffer of Mont Lake,"Basically we wanted to make sure you soak up the recoil with your shoulder not your jaw and face, so when you actually mount the gun in your shoulder, there's a plate, a pocket."

Any previous experiences i had similar to this involved archery in Sherwood Forest in Nottingham and to be honest Soddy Daisy shooting in the South is a lot more fun!

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