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Posts Tagged ‘Women Shooters’
People new to shooting—especially women—tend to gravitate toward the smaller .38 Special lightweight revolvers and even though the
I recognize not every woman loves pink. For many of you the idea of decking out your guns in
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.
You are probably thinking that as a writer I fill my mornings with shooting guns at the shooting range, while
By now, you probably are aware of how successful the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program has been in the
If you are looking for a small, easily concealed pistol that comes in pink direct from the factory, you are
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.
For many immersed in gun culture, there are a few words and phrases we hear all the time that sound like nails running down a chalkboard. For example, the cringe-worthy term “assault weapon” the media uses when describing our beloved AR-15s and AK-47s.
Public ranges can be overwhelming to the first-time female shooter, as they can often be crowded, loud and intimidating. Throughout this season of “Love At First Shot,” Natalie Foster of Girl’s Guide to Guns helps to answer some of the most common questions that women have when they head to the shooting range for the first time.
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.
For many women who are brand new to the world of firearms, taking the first step can sometimes seem like a giant leap into the unknown. The more armed these women can be—with information, that is—the more enjoyable their first shooting experience will be.
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.