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Shooting Sports Club Trains in Nevada

15 June 2015

Earlier this month, three members of the Pratt Community College shooting sports club and one instructor traveled to the Frontsight Firearms Training Institute Parumph, Nev. for defensive shooting training.
Mason Welsch of Trousdale, Alex Conley of Council Grove and Tracy Freeman of Macksville all completed the course with top scores and certificates, and club sponsor Greg Bacon earned the rank of Distinguished Graduate. The course included concealed carry, tactical training simulation in shoot and no shoot scenarios, target engagement under time pressure, as well as supplemental lectures on shotgun and rifle topics.
The trip was sponsored by Jerry Condray of Pratt, who provided the funding to complete this training and has pledged ongoing support of the organization
“Mr. Condray wants to give as many youth as possible the chance to experience this incredible training in the Nevada desert and we are so appreciative of his support,” said Bacon.
The trip was especially meaningful for the Kansas natives not only as a training resource but also for the travel opportunity.
“Most of our students haven’t been far out of the state, and for one, it was his first time on an airplane,” said Bacon. “The students were a pleasure to travel with and started conversations with everyone they met. They were able to experience professional firearms training with a focus on safety and the most effective instruction imaginable.”
The mission of the Pratt Community College Shooting Sports Club is to promote the safe handling of firearms, instill a lasting respect for the shooting sports, and provide the opportunity for members to improve their leadership and team building skills through a variety of training courses, competitions, and community service projects while enjoying the recreational and social benefits the shooting sports have to offer.