The fundraiser was open to both law enforcement and civilians. As you can tell, many of the participants were SWAT officers, who of course can't go anywhere without their 40lbs of gear. Kelly is the one shooting on the right hand side. I like to ask Kelly things like, "so is there a reason you're up on your left toes?" Because, almost always with shooting there is a reason for absolutely everything. The answer to that question was simple, "yes, because I have to be ready to quickly move left or right..." Oh, makes sense.
As for the gear... it's heavy, trust me (don't worry, it was brand new and didn't have the scent of hard work aka sweat on it):
And, here Kelly is on the right again, shooting a target 50 yards away. I asked "Um, is there a reason your legs are opened super wide like that?" I can't remember his exact words, but something about being better balanced, and he also pointed out how you have to square your shoulders to a target that far away.
I'm always a bit impressed and surprised by the complexity of shooting. Kelly absolutely loves learning about different techniques, studying (I'm sure none of his friends would call it this, but they basically have an unofficial book club, sharing books and discussing them), lots of practice/training, and as he would say "goofing." Anyway, it pays off because he won the competition and walked away with quite a few goodies from the many sponsors! Even better, the fundraiser raised over $10,000.00(the final numbers are not in yet) for the Kent Mundell Memorial Fund.
And, one of Kelly's friends just showed him this link, click here. That's Kelly in the picture. He's a print model too and we didn't even know it!