On today’s episode, Justin Shireman and Matt Parry of Oklahoma Practical Precision Shooters (OPPS) join Travis Ishida to talk about the youth shooters, crafting a match focused on improving the skills of the next generation of competitors, and more!
Justin Shireman is an avid hunter and one of the original ‘Okies’ traveling coast-to-coast to hit some of the very first ever organized precision rifle matches, and although not actively competing at current day national-level matches, he utilizes the precision rifle skills in his hunting, and helps get more youth shooters involved in precision rifle.
Matt Parry, owner of Parry Custom Gun, started competing in 2008/2009 in some of the first exclusive precision rifle matches with a group of Oklahoma competitors, and now spends a lot of time helping new competitors, hunters, and youth shooters getting them off on the right foot within precision rifle.
Learn more about Justin, Matt, the Young Guns OPPS match, and more on the PRC Podcast!
00:56 – Justin Shireman’s Background and a snapshot of his precision rifle journey
02:40 – Matt Parry’s Background and his run making Top 10 in the nation
04:38 – Oklahoma Practical Precision Shooters (OPPS) getting Young Guns involved
09:45 – Equipping youth shooters to be competitive
12:23 – Kids joining from out of state
15:46 – Rules of the OPPS Young Guns match
19:42 – Natural Progression of these kids after the Oklahoma exposure
22:55 – Proportion of Girls and Boys competing
24:42 – Match Administration: Roster, Match Fees, Prize Table, Sponsorship, Age Division
32:20 – Supporting each other to continue the growth of Young Gun matches
35:49 – Young Guns success story; Carson Rutherford
37:24 – Join “Young Guns Challenge” on Facebook
39:23 – Worth the work; Matt Clem’s Involvement; Impact on the kids
43:14 – Top Competitors’ involvement in helping the youth
44:29 – Closing
- Oklahoma Practical Precision Shooters (OPPS)
- Young Guns Challenge
- Short Action Precision Young Guns Program
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17 November 2020