10/23/2014

FUN FOUND AT FAMILY FIREARM FESTIVAL

Cool and damp fall weather did not discourage over 100 shooters from turning out to shoot a variety of guns at the Young Outdoorsmen United Family Firearm Festival. Kids and adults strolled from station-to-station and tested their shooting skill as the shot at flying clay targets, paper bull’s eyes, and even a ringing cowbell. The assortment of guns varied from shotguns, rifles, pistols, and flintlocks. Air rifles and pistols were also available for the little shooters. The event attracted participants of all skill levels. Several youth and adult shooters were overheard saying they had never shot a gun before, while others attended because they enjoy the shooting sports. Ryan Lowe of Bentonville AR brought his wife and four children. “We all had a great time this afternoon shooting as a family. Lots of good stuff to do. It was set-up very well.” Volunteer Tom Hottinger reported, “I had shooters at my station the entire day. Both calibers of pistols (.22 and .38) were very popular. They shot over a thousand rounds of ammo today at my station.” The event featured 9 different shooting stations and all accounted for nearly the same ammunition usage. The Young Outdoorsmen United Family Firearm Festival was collaboration with Cornerstone Bank, McDonald County Telephone Company, Cabala’s, Daisy Air Rifles, and White Flyer Targets.