Nearly 600 women expected to learn shooting basics in NRA Women On Target clinic
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – For the past eight years the Oklahoma City Gun Club's annual Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinic has been the largest in the United States. Tomorrow, September 7, the club hosts its fourteenth annual clinic and extend their reign at the top to nine years. Held just outside the city in Arcadia, OK, club president Suzi Rouse expects nearly 600 women to come out and learn marksmanship skills through hands-on instruction by more than 100 volunteers. The event has been sold out since the spring and has, unfortunately, had to turn away hundreds more interested women.
In addition to learning shooting basics on a variety of pistols, rifles and shotguns, the OKC Gun Club's clinic will instruct participants on safe firearm handling and proper firearms storage techniques. All firearms and ammunition will be provided by generous sponsors like the NRA Foundation, Benelli, DPMS Panther Arms, Glock, and Smith & Wesson.
Women On Target, which was developed by the National Rifle Association in 1999, mentors women new to recreational shooting and hunting sports in a safe and friendly environment with like-minded females. Since its inception, the program has introduced nearly 80,000 women to the shooting sports. Each year, more than 200 clinics are held throughout the United States and teach thousands of women about the fun they can have with firearms.
“Since Women On Target’s formation, the Oklahoma City Gun Club has been an integral partner in introducing women to the safe and proper handling of firearms,” said Diane Danielson, Women On Target Instructional Clinic Coordinator. “Their clinic’s volunteers have taught beginning marksmanship skills to more than 2,000 women and the dedication and patience they display has helped the clinic remain the country’s largest for the past nine years.”
As we said, this year's clinic is sold out, but there's always next year! You'll want to register early, though. Contact OKC Gun Club President Suzi Rouse at (405) 818-6125 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.