Earlier this week, we told you the Franklin County High School Air Force Junior ROTC won the national competition in marksmanship.
Later this year, they'll compete against the Army, Marines and Navy teams across the country.
Thursday, WDBJ7 anchor Chris Hurst found out first hand just how mentally and physically demanding pulling the trigger can be.
In just three years, the Eagles at Franklin County went from having no marksmanship team at all, to being national champions.
Now they have a good shot to do what no Air Force team has ever done; be the best out of all the service branches.
"No Air Force team has been at the top 5 in the multi-service. It stands pretty good this year that we could at least place in that or win it all," said Lt. Col. Tracey Carter.
As a guy who always thought he was a pretty good shot, they let Chris Hurst strap in to see just how hard it is to be the best in the country.
Just like any other sport, stretching is vital. They give you a strap to wrap around your arm pit. It cuts off your circulation and that's good, because a slightly numb hand is a steady hand.
They had Chris go the prone position to see how hard it is to be perfectly still. The cadets are able to clear their minds, slow their heart rate and lower their blood pressure, Chris could not.
They gave him four shots and he missed the target three out of the four and the last one looks like he barely nicked the six, so that would have been six points, these guys get 20 shots and get 16, 17 as tens shows how pretty good they really are.