Kevin’s, Jared Singletary, Impresses at Southern Side X Side Championship this Spring!

Enjoying a weekend of camaraderie, traditions and competitive shooting, gun enthusiasts from all over the country recently joined forces for the 15th Southern Side X Side Championships and Exhibition in Sanford, NC.  Kevin’s Guns,a proud sponsor of the this annual Spring event, is particularly proud of Thomasville, Georgia native and Kevin’s Guns’ own Jared Singletary who impressed the crowds over the weekend placing on the prestigious Parker Team and placing 10th in competition on Sunday.

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Jared Singletary competes during the Southern Side X Side Championships and Exhibition
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Shooting for the Parker Team at the Southern Side X Side, Jared Singletary finishes with high score for the team!

Saturday’s Parker vs L.C. Smith Challenge was a competitive shoot out to the end.  Jared had use of any of Kevin’s guns on display, and used the first one he picked up – a vintage circa 1890’s Parker VH 12 Bore.   The Parker committed him to competing to make the coveted Parker team the 10 best shooters of the morning competition.The 10 year old competition is a five stand event – competitors shoot five stands of clay’s with six shots each for a perfect 30 target score.  There are two different stands with a total of 60 targets possible.  Jared’s impressive score of 52 gave him a place on the Parker Team!  He shot a 27 on the first stand and a 25 on the second.

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The coveted Parker Team, only the best 10 shooters of the morning made the team, and Jared easily qualified.

 

In the afternoon, The Parker Team shot against the L.C. Smith team with only one stand of five shots for a high  individual score of 30 targets.  Jared shot a 27, the highest on the Parker team!  The 10 shooters’ combined scores determined the winning team and by only four shots, L.C. Smith took home the prize.

Sunday’s Atkin, Grant & Lang Main Clay Event brought together over 400 shooters in competition and Kevin’s Gun’s Jared Singletary, again impressed, coming in 10th out of a field  of over 400 competitors! Jared loves clay’s and has been competing since he was 14 years old. And now, he is looking forward to watching his son, Stone,compete in future events!  Stone has been shooting since he was two and at seven years old, told his dad he wants to go to next year’s competition.  Jared doesn’t talk a lot about his successes, he is quiet about his shooting skills, but many took note.  The vintage Parker he used during the competition really said it best as it sold immediately after his competition, clearly someone else was hoping to shoot as well as Jared using his Parker for  good luck!

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Members from each team are awarded the L.C. Smith vs. Parker Challenge Pin with Parker on one side, and L.C. Smith on the flip side.

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Jared Singletary
Jared was also awarded a plaque for his gun in recognition of his outstanding shooting!


 

 

 

Kevin’s “Night Before Christmas”

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T’was the night before Christmas

And all through the store,

Kevin’s staff was busy stocking the shelves once more.

The Barbour’s, Beretta’s and Purdey’s were hung,

close to Holland and Holland, the clothing and guns.

 

Kevin’s Finest was hanging and folded just right,

when everyone headed home Christmas Eve night.

As they locked the front door there arose a great clatter,

the staff called Kevin and Kathleen to see what was the matter.

Away to the store, The Kelly’s drove in a flash,

unlocked the front door and ran in with a dash;

the street lights on Broad gave a warm luminous glow

as they shone like midday on objects below.

And what to their wondering eyes should appear

but a whited bearded old gent, without his reindeer.

 

A jolly old man all dressed in Red,

they realized it was Santa which made them quite glad.

More focused than lasers, his eyes how the flew,

around the shop twinkling, he knew what to do.

“Shirts, belts, boots and bowties “he cried, “shotguns and more,

My whole list is filled from this wonderful store!”

 

With frenzy much like the warehouse sale crowd,

Santa moved with great speed as he moved through each aisle.

Around each corner, and up to the top of each wall,

he filled his great bag and it grew very tall.

And then with a twinkle Santa began laughing with joy;

he had found all of the presents for his good girls and boys.

As we wondered and pondered on what he would do next,

he came down the steps and slowed down for short little rest.

 

He was dressed all in fur, but started trying on clothes,

the red coat was for Christmas, only for show.

First he tried on our shirts, then some pants, now a coat,

he knew what he liked but he never did gloat,

A happy glance in the mirror confirmed he looked fine,

He kept trying on clothes until it was time.

He admired our shotguns and tried out a few,

then looked at our muck boots and knew they would do.

St. Nick looked through the ties, admiring all,

 and then checked out the camo and several duck calls.

He loved the Clic Readers, in our sunglasses he rocked,

and he turned around laughing then spied our wool socks,

It was cold in the North Pole, he loved how they felt

warm feet were a priority especially for elves. 

 

He had a broad face and little round belly

That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly

He noticed us watching and with a wink of his eye

Let us know the time had come for him to fly,

He spoke not a word and went back to his work

He closed up his bag, and then turned with a jerk.

Opening the front door he gave a great whistle,

And a sleigh with eight reindeer arrived for his dismissal.

He sprang to the sleigh and away they all flew

With a quiet, quick cadence, they knew what to do.

But we heard him exclaim as they flew out of sight

“Thank you to the Kelly’s; I had lots of fun,

everyone wanted Kevin’s this year , so my work is now done.

On to deliver these great gifts of yours,

Merry Christmas to all, especially those who love the outdoors!”

 

 

Our Shooting Shirt Wins Praise from Sporting Classics Magazine

Our Shooting Shirt Wins Praise from Sporting Classics Magazine

We were thrilled to be selected as a part of Sporting Classics November/December issue “Head to Toe Out You Go” by Larry Chesney! We are in good company with the best of the best – Holland and Holland, Beretta, Browning, Dubarry, Filson, Le Chameau and more! Kevin’s works hard to make sure our products are the finest for our customers and we are thrilled to be recognized for our fine hunting apparel!

Kevin’s Man Photo Shoot

We had so much fun at the Kevin’s Man photo shoot yesterday we wanted to share a little of it with you. What is a Kevin’s Man? Very soon we will give you the details but until then, enjoy the pictures and here is the original Kevin!

Photographer Adam Cohen and Stylist Nancy Cohen #tallahassee
Rearranging furniture and everything for #kevinsman photoshoot
#kevinsman photoshoot ready to begin
Looks like all we need is Kevin and the #kevinsman photo shoot ready to begin
Kevin #kevinsman looks at a vintage gun from his store's gunroom
Kevin feeling right at home with his trophies (all are his trophies but the rug) around him and enjoying the feel of a very special vintage gun.