From the Desert News comes another story about the positive impact of Women on Target courses. Time and time again the accounts of those fresh from a class show that they have gained a new appreciation and respect for firearms. Once done with the course, a lot of the women can't wait to don a ghillie suit or hit the shooting range with the guys.
Training on target for women who want to learn
KENAI, Alaska — Guys, say goodbye to the days of solitary hunting
trips and male-bonding time at the shooting range. Women on Target, a
hands-on training clinic geared toward making females more comfortable
around firearms, has your daughters, sisters, wives, and girlfriends
prepared to follow you out there and hold their own.
The clinic, held on
a recent Saturday morning and afternoon, began with an educational
installment at Wilderness Way, where 23 women ranging in age from
teenagers to the elderly learned firearm basics. Volunteers from the
Snowshoe Gun Club, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and Safari
Club International showed their eager pupils how to safely hold shotguns
and pistols, how to stand properly when firing, and how to disassemble
During the classroom portion, the women were asked why they decided to sign up for the Women on Target clinic.
"All the ladies
were being asked why they were there," said Mike Crawford, president of
the Kenai Peninsula Chapter of SCI and head of the Kenai Soldotna Fish
and Game Advisory Committee. "Many of them have husbands or dads that
bought a gun for them. Sometimes that was last week or last month, but
some were 20 years ago and they've never even touched it. And they want
to learn how to use it."
Read the rest of the article at the Desert News.