The USA High School Clay Target League (USAHSCTL) provides student athletes from grades six through 12 with a coed, firearm-friendly, extracurricular activity centered around clay target shooting. Nearly 26,000 students from 804 high schools enrolled to form teams of five or more students for the 2017/18 school year. The 501(c)(3) non-profit USAHSCTL utilizes nearly 6,200 volunteers to provide fun and safe firearm experiences for today’s youth. The sport is the safest recorded high school sport, with zero reported injuries since its start. League President Jim Sable commented, “The record-setting growth we’ve seen shows the demand for alternative high school activities related to America’s longstanding outdoor traditions.” Visit usaclaytarget.com to learn more and to enroll.
Clay Target Program Flourishes
When Colt's Paul Spitale arrived at the company, his mission was to develop a refined version of the Colt Gold Cup National Match M1911. The pistol here is exactly what he came up with, and it harkens back to the glory days of Colt's classic guns.
It’s the early 1950s, and my dad is about 12 years old. He’s hunting rabbits in an overgrown field near his house using a Stevens Model 87A. It’s almost dusk, and rain clouds are looming overhead.
Though its active official service life was less than a half-dozen years, Britain’s Pattern 1851 “Minié” rifle musket was an important step in the evolution of military longarms.