Friday, February 18, 2011

The perfect ambassador for the shooting sports

Yesterday at the range #2 Son was talking about how some of the magazines he'd had to load were awfully stiff and hard to load.  A personable young lady standing nearby offered to show him some magazine loading tricks of the trade.

A young lady wearing Smith And Wesson gear.  This young lady:
At age 15, I became completely hooked on shooting and knew that it would always be a part of my life from there on.  My Dad introduced me to the basics of handguns in the fall of 2008 at a local indoor range and then took me to Rogers Shooting School and Universal Shooting Academy for some serious training, so that my fundamental skills would be very strong.    As soon as I was comfortable with the safe and proper handling of these firearms, I started to learn how to compete with a pistol on the move.  Having fallen in love with both the practical as well as the sporting aspects of competition, I now enjoy shooting 3-GUN, IDPA, USPSA and Steel Challenge matches.
Her accomplishments?  At the age of 17, she's tearing up the ranges:
2011 GA State Steel Championship - High Junior - Limited Division

2010 GA State IDPA Championship - High Lady

2010 GA State IDPA Championship - High Junior

2010 USA IPSC Nationals High Lady - Production Division

2010 USA IPSC Nationals High Junior - Production Division
Miss Hendrix graduated from Roswell High School last year, so unfortunately it will be a while before you will see her on Top Shot (you have to be 21 to compete there).  But she's everything that the shooting community could possibly want in an Ambassador: attractive, personable, outgoing, competent.  Already sharing her skills with others.

Smith and Wesson has a marketing department that's on the ball.  She is the face of the next generation of shooters.  And this begs the question whether Our Boys are protecting Miss Hendrix, or whether she's protecting them.  It's a win either way.

I shall watch her shooting career with great interest.


New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Well? Don't leave us hanging. What are the mag loading tips she imparted?!

Josh Kruschke said...


ViolentIndifference said...

I'm with Thunderbolt!

So Jesus shows up and he has something phenomenal that he told me. But let me tell you about his sandals...

horshade - WV is being impolite.

ASM826 said...

Indeed, Prometheus brings fire, and you say "Cool, I learned about fire, I'll be following Prometheus in hs future career!"

What did you learn? We all want to know.

Anonymous said...

Well isn't this a nice way to start a Friday afternoon!


SiGraybeard said...

All kidding aside, (ASM826 and Thunderbolt beat me to it), it is super cool to be at a range and meet someone like that just standing next to you.