2 for the Gold Olympics challenge: Big Al and Cayden try skeet shooting with Jon Michael McGrath

This story was originally published on July 31, 2012.

PULL!

So far, Big Al managed to not get bloodied or poked while fencing. Nor did he drown while trying to swim two different strokes, the freestyle and breaststroke.

But what about skeet shooting?

Can the big man and I come away from the Tulsa Gun Club with our hearing and our pride intact?

As I said earlier - PULL!

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Shooting is one of only nine sports dating all the way back to the first games of the modern Olympics in 1896. And outside of London, we couldn't possibly find a better instructor than Tulsa's Jon McGrath.

"I started shooting in Boy Scouts. Started hitting the targets the first time, everything snowballed after that, one thing leads to another the next thing you know you're traveling the world representing your country," said Jon.

He has 22 world titles under his belt and just missed out on the London Games. He finished third at the trials where he shot at more than 700 targets and missed just once.

I, on the other hand, missed more than once.

I've never fired a gun, and it showed with five straight misses.

Big Al stepped up to the line and nailed his first shot.

After talking it over with Jon, I made a minor adjustment. I'm left-eye dominant, so I shot left-handed.

PULL!

I hit it! And I have to admit, I was feeling pretty good after that!

Thanks Jon. Now, go get 'em in 2016.

Check out the video above to see how we did.

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