By jessica wright You are possibly (or probably) reading this, thinking, What a waste and horrible time that must have been. But you know what? Never once did I hear any of the ladies complain, gripe or be irritable to one another. We all laughed, dancing in the rain and playing in the mud like a bunch of children, and it was great! Had I not taken the time to properly prepare and pack for myself, I surely would have been miserable and cold. So, the moral of this story is to always make the best of any situation and always be prepared! Thank you to my sponsors: Trop Gun Shop, Vigilance Tactical, WildEar Hearing Boosters, Legendary Arms Works, Dissident Arms, Nordic Components, Weapon Shield, CMC Triggers, Lantac USA, Notchgear and ESS Eye Safety Solutions. Without their constant support in the shooting industry none of this would be possible. Facebook: facebook.com/ powerhousemouse Twitter: @powerhousemouse Instagram: powerhousemouse YouTube: youtube.com/c/ JessicaWrightpowerhousemouse Blog: powerhousemouse.wordpress.com
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them dry, and lots and lots of “Always be prepared.” We hear it all the time, my Weapon Shield oil pens and but do we practice what we preach? Well, if you’re cleaning supplies. We then loaded stubborn like me, and someone tells you to be the car and made the drive up to prepared, you rebel. However, for the 2015 Brownell’s South Carolina. Lady 3-Gun match in Clinton, South Carolina The day of the match the rain I was determined to be prepared. wasn’t too bad. It came in spurts I checked the weather over and over and watched and was pretty cold, so I was Hurricane Joaquin change patterns and directions for praising myself for bringing my well over a week before the match. Then we got the heavier jacket, rubber notice that the match was still on—the boots and underweather channel showed that the heart “Never once did thermals. Then the mud of Joaquin would be away from us. Yes! I hear any of the really began to get deep, But, there were still a high probability ladies complain.” and rain water backed up for lots of rain. So I began to pack. into the dump barrels. I packed Frogg Toggs, my LaCrosse rubber hunting boots, lots of layers (because One stage we had to climb into the forecast also showed cold weather as well), a van, and I made sure to make trash bags to cover and/or bag our guns to keep a mental note during the stage walk-through to grab an “oh crap” handle to ensure I didn’t eat mud climbing in. A few stages were thrown out because the conditions of those stages became unsafe— the match directors, coordinators and range officers had our safety in mind over everything else. That night it continued to rain and made the range completely flooded to the point where no one could get in or out, so the rest of the match was called off and the banquet was going to commence once the water receded.
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