Geoff Cowles/News The Knox County Air Pistol League shoots at the indoor archery range at Rick’s Sporting Goods. The youngest, Emma Lewis, right, is still on the rested box shooting a club Tau Brno CO2. Ethan Clark, center, is shooting his left handed Benelli air pistol. Matt Lewis, Emma’s dad, is shooting the club Benelli.

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The Knox County Air Pistol League shoots at the indoor archery range at Rick’s Sporting Goods. The youngest, Emma Lewis, right, is still on the rested box shooting a club Tau Brno CO2. Ethan Clark, center, is shooting his left-handed Benelli air pistol. Matt Lewis, Emma’s dad, is shooting the club Benelli. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — The slightest twitch can mean the difference between hitting your target or missing. Getting your hand around a precision-honed air pistol, and controlling the muscles of your hand in an infinitely small way, takes plenty of training. Those who are patient will learn the control it takes to hit the target consistently.

“Those who excel at it, have learned to teach themselves,” Knox County Air Pistol League coach Ralph Pauley said. “You get to a point where the coach helps, but the student can see what he’s doing and he can coach himself.”

For those, who practice with their air pistols in the archery range of Rick’s Sporting Goods, the ammo may only be pellets, but safety and accuracy are what it’s all about. The air pistol team converts the archery range into a regulation, 30-meter shooting range with their portable air pistol target trap.

 

Geoff Cowles: 740-397-5333 or gcowles@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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