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Gun Tips By: Lloyd

Gun Tips By: Lloyd “Duke” Hodges It’s that time of year and like most parents you are thinking about what to get for the older kids. Most teens have some interest in shooting. Slow down and consider that hunting will be on some minds and some may want to try target shooting. I advised my son and daughter that there is a logical process and that is to enroll in a NRA Hunter Safety Program. They will receive instruction from a highly qualified trainer. Then inquire about a school sponsored rifle team which is also closely monitored to reinforce safety and how to operate the target rifle. I took the class and became a member of the rifle team from the eighth grade until high school graduation. I also became a National Guard soldier and that training earned me the expert rifleman badge in several types of military arms common in the 50’s. Responsibility, confidence is part of the experience as well as decision making lasting a lifetime. Suggest inquiries be made with school administrators about such activities. I have been asked about giving instruction to grandchildren of shooters and hunters. Alas, I have not been able to accommodate these folks. What target rifle to purchase? A .22 caliber bolt action that can be used as a single shot even though most have a magazine. Adjustable sights are important in competition events. Target shooting is a great family sport and a lot of fun. Who knows; your child could become an Olympic team member. Have a great holiday season however you observe it, and a good, productive 2016. Train, Observe, Be Alert, Be Alive! Medicare covers remarkable new device that can give seniors relief from lower back pain Easy-to use high-tech back brace is now covered by Medicare. Helps encourage safe movement Reinforces good body mechanics Restricts motion that causes pain. Fits all waist sizes Reduce or eliminate the need for pain medications Two-strap system gives control over compression Maximum comfort with just the right amount of support Don’t Wait! Verta Loc offers relief from lower back pain. Get Your Life Back! Medicare coverage specialists are available for a short time. We handle all of the paperwork, just have your Medicare card handy and call today! 800-505-4519 The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. Results not typical and may vary. Not all patients qualify. Product covered in full with 252-333-7232 payment by primary and secondary insurance. Warranty and restrictions apply. 12 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

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