Posts Tagged ‘training institutions’

It’s A Whole New World

I grew up in an age of courtesy, men opened doors for women, I wore hats and gloves on Sunday, I didn’t eat dinner in front of the TV with my fingers.   It wasn’t all Donna Reed (if you don’t get the reference, you  are under 45).  No one had heard of the Sober Friend or Designated Driver, we didn’t wear helmets to ride bikes and sexist behavior was accepted and common. Recently I attended Shot Show in Las Vegas.  I was shocked that men stepped aside for me to get on the escalator, held doors, stood to one side…I commented on it and was reminded it wasn’t Vegas, it was that Read More

Handguns and High Heels

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As a woman who shoots, it is amazing to me how often I hear “you don’t look like the type”.  Those of us who shoot came to it for our own reasons, some from fear, some for fun.  We come from all different backgrounds, professions and age groups.  We are young, old, short, tall, skinny, full figured, …  What we share is a love of the sport and often a strong sense that we are valuable and empowered.  We are smart, we are strong, and we enjoy having fun.  Many of us are professional women, educated, productive, and caring.  We are sisters, wives, moms... I have heard it so Read More

Finding the Right Firearms Instructor for You

NRA Certified Firearms Instructor

First, why do you need an instructor, what could be easier than pointing the gun and pulling the trigger? Ah, if only it were that simple, we would all be experts!  A good instructor can help you be comfortable and safe when you are starting out.  He, or she, can help tweak your technique if you are experienced and help you be a better shooter, or show you new drills and techniques to improve your practice time and ultimately, make you a better shooter. Anyone can call themselves an Instructor, however, you want to know if they truly know what they are doing.  NRA Certifications as the Read More