Our beginning shooters start out by learning safe gun handling skills in our BB Gun program. We utilize the Daisy Shooting Education 10-Lesson Guide. Our youth use a Daisy Model 499 rifle to practice the safety skills learned, as well as learn and hone marksmanship skills. Many of our youth go on to participate in competitive shooting.
In competitive BB Gun shooting, shooters compete in the age divisions of 8-9 (Beginners), 10-11 (Juniors) and 12-15 (Seniors). In competition, shooters are scored not only on their shooting ability, but are also tested on their gun safety knowledge and rules of competitive shooting. Shooters compete in four separate positions: prone, standing, sitting and kneeling. Each shooting position and the written test are weighted equally, each worth 100 points for a total possible score of 500. The Pierre Junior Shooters typically compete in 5 or 6 competitions each year.
The Pierre Junior Shooters have excelled in the discipline of BB Gun over the past several years, winning numerous State titles and winning the International BB Gun Championship in 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012 and most recently in 2014.