Mike Arnstein, GB Pershing Team Adjutant shares the latest team news:
Sixteen athletes from the Pershing squad and supporters group gathered at the NSRA West Midlands range at Aldersley on a wet Saturday 18th June. Friday the 17th at 31°C would have been more ideal in mimicking likely conditions at Camp Atterbury, but by Saturday the heatwave had turned into a “coldwave” with temperatures of 14°C.
The squad were on good form and the top scores were a mix of 1600/1599s. Simon Green shot the only highest possible score 200-20x at 50 yards and ended up with a score of 1600-136x tied with Ken Bowley. The tie was broken using the total number of xs at 100 yards, 151 to Ken’s 149.
The squad was delighted to learn that a sponsor had kindly agreed to fund the team shirts which Jon Leech had organised.
There was time to discuss logistics and the team are hoping that the current chaos at various U.K. airports will not hinder the team’s travel plans. Aer Lingus and Border Force have been briefed so it is hoped this will pay off.
Everyone is looking forward to the trip and pitting their skills against the USA.
Did you know:
- The targets are National Rifle Association of America targets. Shot at 100 yards and 50 yards.
- The difference between our NSRA targets and the NRA targets is the size of the scoring rings.
- There is a team of 20 going from the UK, with additional shooters and supporters.
- It is self-funded with support from the NSRA.