“What do you tell a new woman shooter?”

Great advice for new lady shooters…

Taking Aim

A friend of mine is going shooting for the first time tomorrow, and said she thought I’d be proud of her for doing it.  I am incredibly proud and hope she comes to respect and enjoy shooting as much as I do.

Her text was immediately followed by a string of concerns from me:

  • Make sure whoever takes you teaches you thoroughly goes over gun safety before you even touch a firearm.
  • When you do get to pick up the firearm, keep your finger away from the trigger until you are ready to fire. (It took a while for my brother to break me of that habit!)
  • Make sure you always keep it pointed down range, and watch not to wave it around as you’re talking. (She can get animated with her hand gestures sometimes.)
  • Don’t wear a v- or scoop-neck shirt.  Ladies, you know why that is.
  • Take this…

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