Gerrardstown, West Virginia - Around 8 o'clock last night, thanks to a little assistance from Google Maps and my iPhone, I finally found my way to our staging area for today's Electronic Target Event at the Peacemaker National Training Center. Liz, Eric and the rest of the crew were already out for dinner and I was left to my own devices ... checking equipment, charging equipment and figuring out the easiest route to the range.
What we're offering today is a chance to bring out your rifles and pistols for an electronic target outing. Using the same technology you'll see this summer during the Olympics Shooting events in London, these targets eliminate the need for cease fires and keep you at the firing line.
They keep you at the firing line because you don't need to replace the targets. The unique skin that covers the target automatically recovers after every shot. Instead of the usual ten to twenty shots that'll shred the regular bullseyes, these babies will take a few hundred before you have to think about a replacement.
They eliminate the need for cease fires (most of them anyway) because you don't have to go down range to check out your target. Accurate to Olympic standards, the display at each shooting station will show you exactly where you're sending the rounds.
So come on out to Peacemaker. We'll open the doors at 10am and run the range until 4. If you need to sight your gun, or just want to give them a try, this is a prime shooting experience available to anyone and everyone.
We'll see you there.