|My Christmas present|
Hank Shaw of Honest Food.net was a huge inspiration. I chose the Bernelli because it has a great reputation of reliability, was priced right, and seemed to suit all my needs. The 28" barrel allows for long shots and allows for 2 3/4 to 3 1/2 inch shells. I took it down to the San Joaquin Rod and Gun Club for a few rounds of skeet already.
I have been getting more comfortable with it on the range. It is so much fun taking down doubles with a pump shotgun.
Skeet is a great way to learn how to handle a shot gun for beginner shooters.
Even my buddy, a Marine combat instructor who teaches Marines how to handle a rifle every day, thought of skeet as a fun challenging activity. We played four rounds, sending 100 shots down range and left smiling. One of the guys we shot with shoots for the Navy team. His advice really improved my shot.
I can't wait for dove season this year. I feel a little more confident with the shotgun each round and hope it translates to the field and the dinner plate.
Thanks for reading,
The San Joaquin Rod and Gun Club is a volunteer run skeet range located at NAS Lemoore.
The are open Thursdays after 5PM (depending on if there is sunlight) and Saturdays at 9AM.
$5 a round, more if you rent a gun and need shells
Check them out on Facebook