Junior Shooters is a cool magazine out of Idaho that does something that no other shooting or outdoor magazine does: publish articles written by kids. If you flip through the pages you’ll see little parenthesis in the by-lines: (12) (14) (15). Those are the ages of the writers. In a media industry with a strong respect for tradition in which many journalists dedicate their lives to developing the skills, experience and readership to be able to make a career out of their writing, and where experts generally are, with all due respect, pretty old guys, it’s refreshing to read the sincere words of a 13-year old reviewer telling us about his or her new product. It also seems like a great way to build confidence and develop engagement in the sport, and build some writing skills while they’re at it. It’s a great magazine that you really get the sense is more of a community than a magazine, and we wish it all the best.
Tactical Rx recently had our glasses reviewed by a junior shooter who shall remain nameless (for the sake of the privacy of our youth), however his photo and our Mt. Falcon frames with custom yellow shooting lenses are right there on page 64. The review was stellar, and we’re certainly glad he liked his glasses. Highlight quote was probably, “…they are by far the best shooting glasses I have ever seen.” Solid quote.I also liked, “MSRP is $109, which is a little much for me..”. Yes, when I was in eighth grade $109 for glasses would’ve been a little much for me as well. Which is where parents come into play..
Parents: If your child is shooting, help him or her protect their eyes by explaining the importance of eyewear and giving them something that will protect their eyes. Prescription or non, our eyewear or someone elses. We’ve all heard stories of a childhood accident shaping someone’s life, and certainly, things happen. But when it comes to shooting and eye protection, nothing has to happen. Junior Shooters, as a magazine, does an excellent job of teaching safety and showing their shooters (and authors) wearing eye-pro where it should be worn.