It is no secret that men and women are different on every level, especially when it comes to learning new skills. So developing a program that embraces those differences, instead of downplaying them, is one of the keys to the success of the Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program.
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You are probably thinking that as a writer I fill my mornings with shooting guns at the shooting range, while
Many women gravitate toward smaller guns, and shy away from bigger guns, because they wrongly think the bigger
As a woman working in the firearms industry, I often am asked what guns I recommend for other women. It
It really irks me every time I read Shannon Watts Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s leader describe members of Open Carry Texas as rapists. It makes me just as sick to hear threats of sexual violence against Ms. Watts. Though I do not believe that Shannon Watts is all that trustworthy, I don’t doubt for a second she has received threats to her life.
Every new or inexperienced female shooter I take to the gun range, even before picking up a gun asks, “How badly is it going to kick?” As soon as they ask, I know there is a high probability that hitting where they aim is going to be problematic. If you have prematurely psyched yourself up that the gun is going to hurt, you have the tendency flinch when you pull the trigger.
I have good news! Crime rates are dropping across the country. Women are less likely to be victims of crime and the numbers of reported rapes are decreasing. However, women report feeling higher levels of fear of crime than men do, even though young men are more likely to be victims of crime than women are.
Planning to use the same grassroots tactics as the NRA by encouraging voters and funding political campaigns, New York’s former mayor, Michael Bloomberg recently rebranded his anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, as Everytown for Gun Safety after bringing aboard paranoid Shannon Watt’s group, Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
I’m sure your immediate response is, “of course it does!” Picking the “wrong” gun might just turn someone off from shooting. I took a risk letting a brand new shooter fire a DPMS Classic 16 Carbine as her first .223 Remington, semi-automatic rifle. Fortunately, in this particular case the gun did not matter.
Camo-dipped shotguns and rifles—from either the factory or after-market—are popular with hunters. Camo-colored guns are practical when you need to stay hidden. However, graphics on any gun goes beyond just the practical. If you want a more eye-catching and customized gun in a sea of black, hydroprinting or hydrographics is for you.
Although half of my girlfriends are gun owners, when we are together we spend more time engaging in girl talk rather than gun talk and we rarely shoot together. Thankfully, though, I have over 35 friends I can turn to when I need a dose of gunpowder.
It wasn’t that long ago when it felt like men exclusively purchased the AR-15 rifle. Sure, we would shoot our husband’s, boyfriend’s or guy friend’s rifles, but up until about a year ago, not one woman shooter I know had purchased her own AR-15. Now I know plenty who researched, picked out and own their very own AR-15.
“I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.” – Marilyn Monroe
I generally avoid ranting on any of my blog posts. However, being an Internet blogger means I get to break the rules a little bit. Like being able to start a sentence with like and and. So, I’m going to go ahead and skate on thin ice here, break the rules and write about something that has been chapping my hide lately.
What do you envision when you hear or read the term gun nut? Do you imagine someone who loves guns or someone who might possibly need committed?
I have a confession to make. I am not a huge fan of the gun range. Now don’t get me wrong—I love to shoot, just not at the range.
I don’t know about you, but as a woman, I’m tired of hearing what I’m supposed to be and how I’m supposed to feel. Lately, I have been reading a lot of dumb things that Democrats are saying about women’s right to choose… choosing how she defends herself, that is.
I have had great firearms instruction from both men and women. I have also felt intimated by both. Men and women firearm instructors can be equally be good or bad. One is not better than the other. However, one is most likely different than the other and as a woman, I prefer taking a class from another woman. Is a female firearm instructor better at teaching women to shoot than a male instructor? My answer is probably. Here’s why:
Shooting is a perishable skill. If you don’t practice, you can lose your proficiency. This is particularly important to competitors, police officers and concealed carry permit holders. Or for anyone else who takes their target shooting seriously. Nine months is a long time to go without training, but is it safe to shoot while you’re pregnant?