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PRESIDENTS CORNER 

November 2021

Hello Florida Sport Shooting Association Members,

Happy Thanksgiving!!

On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to say, “Thank You”, to our members and affiliated clubs for being a key partner of the FSSA as we stand together in support of the Second Amendment and our mission to promote the shooting sports across Florida.

Your support makes it possible for the FSSA to educate and train people—boys and girls, men and women, young and young at heart alike—on basic to advanced marksmanship skills. Additionally, through your member dues and donations we are able to support junior shooters as they travel to compete in tournaments outside the state, and FSSA is able to support basic firearm safety and awareness training for women through our affiliated clubs.

I’m very proud of all our shooters, instructors, clubs and our FSSA Directors that work to support FSSA’s shooting programs. Well done!!  You make a positive impact to the shooting sports and reinforce the importance of our Second Amendment.

State Championships have occurred for Smallbore Rifle, High Power Rifle, Silhouette Rifle and Precision Pistol. Thanks to our affiliated ranges for hosting, our match officials for supporting and especially the many shooters for attending. THANK YOU, and I look forward to announcing our 2021 state champions at our annual members meeting in January.

Finally, please don't hesitate to contact me, or any of your officers and directors with any questions or comments, or for any shooting discipline specific information. We're here to serve our members and our member clubs.

Thank you for everything you do to support and help grow our state association.

Wishing you a joyful and peaceful holiday as you celebrate Thanksgiving with those you hold dear. And after Thanksgiving…I encourage you to enjoy some range time.

Ted

Ted Carter

President

Florida Sport Shooting Association

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UPCOMMING EVENTS 

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Florida Juniors have been busy watching ISSF Junior World Cup in Lima, Peru. USA Shooting juniors walked away with 21 medals at World Cup. It was inspiring for the up-and-coming shooters to watch and hear about at the range.

Firearms Training Club of America in Lakeland have been holding USA Shooting sanctioned PTO’s once a month since September. In September we had 2 smallbore and air rifle shooters along with 6 air pistol shooters. October, we had 1 smallbore, 3 air rifle, and 6 air pistol shooters. In November we were able to have everyone shoot on electronic Sius targets. We had 1 smallbore and air rifle shooter with a personal best in smallbore at 1142 out of 1200. 6 air pistol shooters were excited to shoot on the electronic target for the first time and all recorded a personal best.  Now we sit back and continue to practice with Florida State Junior Olympics to be held in December and January. The club will be adding two more Sius targets to have total of 4 to help run a smooth State Junior Olympics and give each shooter a true read of where they stand against the rest of the Junior in the country.

Beginning of November, we had 4 Florida shooters travel to Anniston, Alabama, CMP South Range to participate in Dixie Doubles match. All enjoyed the trip and one shooter just missed finals on both days by less than 5 points. This was an excellent opportunity for 2 of the shooters as they had never attended Dixie Doubles match in the past.

Two Florida shooters will be traveling to West Virginia University to attend the Walther Cup and compete in the Sunday fun match too. The Walther Cup grand prize is a Walther Air Rifle. This will be a well-attended match with 5 relays of 30 shooters in each to include current college team members, AMU, and current USA National team members.  We are looking forward to seeing how they do up against the competition.

Next month we have 6 Florida shooters attending Winter Air Gun in Anniston, Alabama, along with Junior Activities Director, Jennifer Stanton. 2 will compete for the very first time in Air Pistol outside their home range.  But we will do our best to support them for the wonderful experience they will gain to help them continue the path of competitive shooting. The other 4 juniors will compete in Air Rifle that starts the day after air pistol. This will be the last event for everyone until they attend a State of Florida Junior Olympics competition.

Florida Junior Olympics will be held in several locations across the state during the months of December to March. Disciplines offered will be smallbore and air rifle along for the first time in years air pistol. Locations of events will be Firearms Training Club of America in Lakeland, Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club in Hollywood and Sarasota Military Academy.

Any questions or comments please feel free to reach out.

Jennifer Stanton

FSSA Junior Activities Director


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