Park City, Kentucky - There was no shortage of shooting this morning at the Women's Outdoor Adventure as the participants took to the ranges for their first day of formal instruction. The ladies broke into three groups, with each heading to either the rifle, pistol, or shotgun range.
This morning, I caught up with Group A, who named themselves "The Alphas", on the pistol range. Led by instructor Debbie Keehart, the women got down to work with Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm pistols. After starting with basic shooting drills to reinforce the fundamentals of shooting, Keehart and fellow instructors Annette Aysen and Lori Wicen got the group the move.
The trio of instructors set up a course of fire for the women that mimics a stage from a pistol shooting competition. As the women moved from one end of the course to the other, they shot a series of targets including paper and steel.
"I've never had the chance to shoot a pistol like this before," said one participant. "I'm so glad we've been able to learn something new and fun.
In addition to shooting on the move, the ladies also engaged in a little friendly competition. The women each fired five shots, and the woman with the tightest grouping of shots was named the "Group Goddess." And the winner from the Alphas? Why that would be Marg, pictured above, as Debbie and Annette bow down to the new Group Goddess.
The ladies are continuing to shoot this afternoon, so keep checking back for more coverage from the Women's Outdoor Adventure here at the Rockcastle Shooting Center.