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Stolen Thoughts or Lessons Passed On?

Stolen Thoughts or Lessons Passed On?

Musings of the Rookie – Sharing the Journey Part 8 I’m not sure I’ve ever had an original thought.  Everything there is to think has already been thought by someone else.  This submission to musingsis no different.  For the life of me I can’t remember the...
OSP (Optimum Shotgun Performance) Training

OSP (Optimum Shotgun Performance) Training

Musings of the Rookie – Sharing the Journey Part 7 Author:  Rob Ridley, Rookie Wowww…..! Can’t say how many times that was said over a couple days with Gil and Vicki Ash of the OSP Shooting school. Silver Willow brought them North from Houston, right...
Good Days & Bad Days

Good Days & Bad Days

Musings of the Rookie – Sharing the Journey Part 6 Author:  Rob Ridley, Rookie If you are reading this, chances are you have at least shot clays once – maybe several times. Perhaps it is an all consuming addiction. Perhaps the addiction is so strong that when...
The Federal 400 Shoot

The Federal 400 Shoot

Musings of the Rookie Part 6 Author:  Rob Ridley, Rookie Well, I just finished the Federal 400 at Silver Willow and as the adrenaline fades, I’m too tired to mow the lawn {smirk} so it seems like a good opportunity to share the journey once more. As a bit of a...
Don’t Rush – or Be Rushed

Don’t Rush – or Be Rushed

Musings of the Rookie Part 5 Author:  Rob Ridley, Rookie It started as such an incredible day – and as a spoiler, in the grand scheme of things, it ended as an incredible day as well. The blessing started with the weatherman, who provided (as you may recall) +13 °C in...
Not All Advice Is Good Advice

Not All Advice Is Good Advice

Musings of the Rookie Part 4: Not All Advice Is Good Advice Author:  Rob Ridley, Rookie When I was about 13, for some reason I would think about girls. As a matter of fact, at 13, it’s possible I was over-thinking girls. What should I wear to impress girls? What...
Finding the Right Gun

Finding the Right Gun

Musings of the Rookie Part 3: Finding the Right Gun Author:  Rob Ridley, Rookie In my first submission, I mentioned my old friend the 870 pump shotgun. I knew that sooner or later, I’d have to replace it – or at least clean it better.  🙂 That begs the...
Making a Plan

Making a Plan

Musings of the Rookie Part 2: Making a Plan Author:  Rob Ridley, Rookie Last time, I talked about goal setting. It’s darn near impossible to achieve your goals if you don’t know what they are, but it’s often said that a goal without a plan, is just a wish. This...
Setting Goals

Setting Goals

Musings of the Rookie Part 1: Setting Goals Author:  Rob Ridley, Rookie I’ve been a member at Silver Willow for a couple of years now.  I was hooked at a corporate shoot, and apparently, the Day family have not heard of barbless hooks because I can’t shake this one. ...