Shyanne Roberts is a 3-gun competition shooter. Seeing a girl competing in 3-gun competitions isn’t very unusual in 2014. Female competition shooting is one of the fastest growing segments of the gun world.
However, Shyanne has something pretty unique going for her. She’s a 10 year old girl who has competed well enough to earn a spot to compete in a national competition with adult competitors.
According to CNN:
“I want to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader,” said the girl. “Kids and guns don’t always mean bad things happen.”
Shyanne competes alongside junior shooters, who are participants younger than 18, and even adults. Last year, she beat out adult women to place second in the Women’s Division of the New Jersey Ruger Rimfire Challenge.
On October 31, she will square off against 200 of the top women shooters at the Brownell’s Lady 3-Gun Pro-Am Challenge in Covington, Georgia. Shyanne is the youngest competitive shooter registered at the female-only event, according to the match director. The top shooter has a chance to win $5,000, as well as items from a prize table of guns, ammo and more.
Following the recent incident in which a young girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor while handling a fully automatic Uzi, it’s nice to see a positive story about children and firearms.
Well done young lady and good luck in your upcoming competition!