Aguila Helps Heroic Young Shooter, Alexis Welch!

Just nine-years-old and already a serious competitive shooter, Alexis Welch is sponsored by Aguila Ammunition and takes her sport very seriously.

Just nine-years-old and already a serious competitive shooter, Alexis Welch is sponsored by Aguila Ammunition and takes her sport very seriously. This is one young shooter to watch!

Alexis Welch, an up-and-coming young shooter sponsored by Aguila Ammunition, knows what it takes to overcome adversity and succeed. Having been born deaf (and having surgery to correct it) and recently dealing with the passing of her beloved grandfather, Tryce (she called him “Papa”), Alexis is a driven nine-year-old who takes shooting very seriously.

“My Papa introduced me to shooting. I am doing 2-Gun shooting now and want to work up to 3-Gun,” she told me during an interview at the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting. “If you learn to use firearms safely, you can use them for fun competitive shooting or for self-defense. I think they are really important,” she continued.

While speaking with Alexis, I learned that she first asked to learn to shoot at the age of five and asked her papa to help her get started. By the time she was eight she was competing, and there has been no looking back for her. In the time since, Alexis has traveled around the country for her competitions. She is adept with .22 pistols and rifles, has been working with a 9mm pistol and recently received her first AR.

Friends In Her Corner

Although Alexis started with rimfires, she has recently upgraded to centerfires like this AR (as well as a 9mm pistol).

Although Alexis started with rimfires, she has recently upgraded to centerfires like this AR (as well as a 9mm pistol).

And, she has some serious support from Aguila Ammunition as well. Officially sponsoring Alexis, Aguila not only provides her ammunition but also has developed a scholarship program named Team Tryce (in honor of her grandfather) to help provide the funds needed for her to cover transportation and competition fees. For every Team Tryce product sold, 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to supporting Alexis.

Definitely keep an eye out for Alexis over the coming years. We have no doubt she will be a force to be reckoned with on the competitive shooting fields! For more information on Aguila, visit their website at http://www.aguilaammo.com/.

To learn more about Team Tryce, visit http://www.aguilaammo.com/team-tryce/.

To purchase Aguila ammunition on GunsAmerica.com, click here: https://www.gunsamerica.com/Search.aspx?T=aguila.

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  • JoeUSooner June 10, 2016, 10:15 am

    It is wonderful to see such a story of young people safely involved with shooting sports.

    My 9-year-old granddaughter has had private marksmanship/safety lessons for three years now, and it has noticeably strengthened her maturity and her self-confidence.

  • taxx73 June 7, 2016, 2:04 pm

    I love hearing about kids that love and take shooting seriously. I hope this young woman can parley her skills into a good life.
    I’m surprised that some libtard hasn’t called cps on her parents yet for “endangerment”. I was teaching my middle son to shoot with an air rifle in the backyard and some nosey neighbors called cps on me. They harassed me for 6 months. I finally hired a lawyer and filed a harassment suit against them. After that cps still tries to find stuff on us just because I am a gun owner and nra supporter.
    I know this might sound corny but” YOU GO GIRL!!!”.
    LEAVE OUR RIGHTS ALONE!!!!!

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