Kirsten Joy Weiss is a professional Performance Sharpshooter. In her most recent video, Can You Split a Card?, Weiss says:
“All the shooters and great trick shots throughout history including Annie Oakley herself have split cards. I’ve never actually tried it, and so like all my other other videos, I’m going to try it right here on camera with you…”
Check this out. (Never mind about “Could you do it?” Could you even see it?!)
Weiss formed her on-line community, Sharp Shots, “for those energized by the fun, challenge, and joy of shooting.” It goes beyond the expected norms and tired stereotypes to offer “a fresh perspective on the shooting experience.” This includes sharing weekly performance shooting videos, shooting games, stories, humor, articles, and photos.
We like this. Especially if it makes libs and Michael Bloomberg go crazy.
Weiss is from Pennsylvania and grew up around guns. Weiss’s web site explains: “Her parents taught her, practically before she could speak, to “treat every gun as if it were loaded”. With safety taught and in mind, she grew up with guns representing fun, recreation, challenge, and camaraderie. Because of this she has a very comfortable, yet respectful, relationship with guns.”
Weiss’s awards and accomplishments include:
- Three-time All-American in smallbore
- Leading the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
- Named an NRA Second-Team All-American after finishing sixth place in smallbore at the NCAA Championships.
- Named to the CRCA All-Collegiate Team twice.
- NRA National Smallbore Championships – Silver Medal and U.S. Olympic Trials – eighth place overall.
As a Junior Shooter, Weiss took first place at National Guard competitions in Pennsylvania and Arkansas in 2004, and won an individual gold medal in the outdoor three-position smallbore at the 2004 International Junior match in Bisley, England. Her team also claimed a gold medal in smallbore and a bronze medal in air rifle in the same match. Here’s her full Competition Bio.
You can “Like” Weiss’s page on facebook . “Aim true and happy shooting!”
Weiss photo credit: Facebook