I spent this weekend in Oak Ridge, TN taking care of some certifications that I needed to complete the TN requirements for handgun permit instruction.  We have now crossed the last barrier to having our own classes.  As soon as the NRA knocks out the paperwork, we will be good to go.

Something that I came away with was the great state of the shooting community.  I met 5 other wonderful guys who come from varied walks of life, but have a passion for shooting.  We had a business man, a security specialist, a range master, a master shooter, and a TN Constable.  All of the guys were a lot of fun, and I don’t regret the time spent.

One of the reasons I love shooting is the community that surrounds the hobby.  If you are looking for a place to meet some really cool people who have a passion for the shooting disciplines, you have to get involved.  Your sport deserves to be shared and experienced by as many people as possible.  It is a great way to get the chance to hang out with some of the coolest people from all walks of life.  If you haven’t joined a range, taken a class, or started shooting in one of the disciplines, I would encourage you to get out there and meet some of the wonderful people that enjoy your sport.  I don’t think you will be disappointed.