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When Are You Ready to Shoot Registered Skeet?

On the practice field, Jim’s scores are consistently in the 20’s.

He keeps telling himself that once he picks up one or two more targets he may join the NSSA and try his luck at registered competition. However, as the weeks and months go by, he feels he’s not progressing enough to make the move. Eventually, his interest, as well as his confidence, begins to waver and soon all is forgotten.

What Jim does not realize is that you don’t have to be an AA shooter to enjoy registered competition. After joining the NSSA and shooting a minimum number of targets in each gauge, you are assigned a class based on your scores. You then compete against shooters within your own class. You’ll move up in class only if your scores improve. If Jim had joined the NSSA when the urge first occurred, he would have had a lot more incentive and help to improve. Nothing pushes you to practice more than losing your class championship by only one target.

Don’t make Jim’s mistake. When you think you’re ready to compete, why procrastinate? Join the NSSA and give it a try. By doing so, I guarantee, you’ll already be a winner.
By Barry Greenberg