Posts Tagged ‘women shooters’

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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Learn to Shoot

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.

Picture shows competitive shooter, Lena Miculek shooting a 3-gun match with a shotgun.

Setting a Good Example

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.

Picture taken from behind a woman shooting a handgun.

How to Fix Anticipating the Recoil

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.

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Six Safety Tips for Women

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.

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Bring it! Bloomberg Attempts to Fight Fire with Fire

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.

Picture shows a black, fixed stock AR-15 A2 style rifle with fixed carry handle and carbine length handguard.

When Teaching a New Shooter, Does the Gun Matter?

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.

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The Best Facebook Pages for Women Shooters

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.

Picture shows a woman holding a black AR-15 chambered for .458 SOCOM in front of steel target.

Why I Love the AR-15: A Woman’s Perspective

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.

She can carry and still look cute. You’re welcome. Photo courtesy of Oleg Volk.

Holsters for Women. Stop Telling Me My Choices Suck!

“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.

Pro Choice? Democrats say the Darnest Things

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.

Julianna Crowder is a competitor and instructor.

Do Women do it Better? The Benefits of Taking a Class From a Female Firearm Instructor.

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:

Most doctors, though, will give you the go-ahead to shoot. Just take precautions and you should be safe.

Shooting While Pregnant: Should I or Shouldn’t I?

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?