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The future of our shooting sports is dependent upon our youth and their interest in shooting. For the past several years, Larry Warren has run the "Friends & Family" match which encourages entire families to enjoy .22 Silhouette matches. Emphasis is on the kids and it has been very successful in bringing our young people to the range to enthusiastically enjoy safe shooting competitions.

Among the original pre-teen shooters was Cora Heisterkamp who is now 15 and has bloomed into an exceptionally talented competitive shooter. Her skills in the .22LR silhouette matches have made her one of the best young shooters in both Georgia and Florida. She has won multiple championships at the state level in both states.

This page is devoted to Cora and her accomplishments. The members of the Fort Valley Gun Club should be proud of her and give encouragement in every way possible. At the May, 2015 meeting, the members voted to provide her with a case of her favorite cartridges and assist her family with her next competition in Tennessee. Members saw this as a way to say "Congratulations" and offer encouragement to continue to improve. In time, Cora could compete on a national level.

The National Rifle Association has recognized Cora's accomplishments with an article that was recently published. Please read it.


Below are a list of Cora's titles... so far. Also pictures of Cora accepting her awards.

On 27 February, 2016, Cora displayed her talent and shooting skills once again by becoming the first - and only - shooter to score a perfect 40 of 40 targets in our club's Silhouette Match. In the many years this match has been held, Cora has done what no other shooter has accomplished. She is truly a gifted competitor. See the pictures below.



2015 Florida NRA Smallbore Silhouette State Championship

Standard Rifle March 28, 2015:    High Junior State Champion

Hunter Rifle March 29, 2015:      1st Place AA State Champion

·                               Received her 2015 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championship entry coupon


2015 Georgia NRA Smallbore Silhouette State Championship

Standard Rifle April 18, 2015:

·         1st Place A State Champion

·         Intermediate Junior State Champion

·         A Class High Animal award-Chickens

·         Top 10 Georgia State Team (awarded to the top 10 shooters from Georgia, Cora was #2 overall highest score from the state)

·         Graduated to AA Class


Hunter Rifle April 19, 2015:

·         1st Place AA State Champion

·         Intermediate Junior State Champion

·         Grand Slam Award-Chickens (knocked down all 10 targets)

·         Top 10 Georgia State Team


2015 Tennessee NRA Smallbore Silhouette State Championships


1.         AA 1st Place State Champion

2.         High Animal award (Rams)

          Qualified for Nationals again


1.         AA 3rd Place State Champion



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