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Learner Guides Visit to Cleveland Range 2020

Our Learner Guide pupils started the day by attending a lecture on firearms safety. They then had an opportunity to analyse different calibres of firearms before trying out some practical work.

First up was the ‘canoe shoot’ whereby the shooter sits in a canoe and has to fire a revolver – two rounds at a target behind, two rounds to a target at the side and then two rounds at a target in front of the canoe which is further away. The whole operation is timed. This can be quite nerve racking for those who have not done it before but everyone did well and were given a second opportunity to decrease their times.

Next up was shooting a .22 at three targets positioned at different intervals. This was followed by a lesson on firing heavy calibres - learning how to stand and hold the firearms correctly. Finally we had some fun trying to shoot a target of a watermelon which explodes on impact.

We experienced an excellent day of tuition with some great learning experiences for our pupils. No doubt this has greatly improved their confidence with firearms. Many thanks to the very patient range officers.

Penny Raynor
i/c Learner Guides

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