Before I became a Army Sniper I was a hunter. Before I carried a rifle in war I was a kid learning to shoot .22 rifles at deer camp. I grew up listening to the stories my uncles shared of tracking, working the… ranch and hunting deer in TX. Shooting and guns weren’t “tactical” or “defensive weapons”. They were tools and part of our way of life.
I think it’s easy to get wrapped up with how “tactical” or #OAF you should be and we forget to embrace shooting as what it is. A way of life that lets you build great memories and enjoy yourself. One of the things I love about the Ashbury Precision Ordnance Riflecraft classes is the fact that we aren’t focused on being tacticool or operators. The classes are designed for you to learn marksmanship skills, have fun and create great memories with family and friends. To let a father watch his son learn to shoot and the value of his rights as a American.
Right now the best moments in life are getting to sit with my 9 month old son on my lap and spot targets as his mom hammers them with her rifle. As he gets older I’ll teach him to shoot, hunt and enjoy the freedoms we have as Americans. It won’t be so he’s “tactical”, it’s so he learns the way of life Alexandra I Wilson and I love.