San Antonio, Texas – Friday night, just before the award ceremony for International Trap, the crowd at the ACUI Clay Target Championships was in for a treat.
United States Army Marksmanship Unit members Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond, just off the plane from the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Tucson, Arizona, and Staff Sgt. Mark Weeks paid the championships a visit and put on a jaw dropping demonstration of their skills with a shotgun.
The USAMU shooters joked with the crowd as they performed shots requiring incredible accuracy, shooting multiple targets in quick succession and from unordinary positions. Holding the gun upside down, between the legs, over the head and shooting with their thumb were just some of the creative ways the two shooters turned clays into clouds of dust.
As the demonstration came to a close, the shooters took it in a Gallagheresque direction, switching from clay targets to fruits, vegetables and sweets that you'll have to see for yourself.
SSG Richmond and SSG Weeks made sure to tell everyone at the beginning of the demonstration, but it bears repeating, that they are trained professionals who have practiced this numerous times in controlled conditions. Do not try to imitate any part of their demonstration yourself.