Cowboy Actions Shooting For Women In Durham, NH

Women And Handgun Shooting Durham New Hampshire NH

 A shooting sport that is becoming popular across a wide range of the country is cowboy action shooting which also is known as western action shooting, or single action shooting, or even cowboy 3-gun shooting. There are several different organizations in Durham, NH that are recognized as the authority and they are the single action shooting society, Western action shootist association, and the national Congress of Old west shooters. The sport is becoming so popular that there are even more sanctioning organizations emerging not only in the U.S. but also in foreign countries.

Typically, cowboy action shooting in Durham, NH includes the use of three different guns; a combination of a pistol, rifle, and shotgun used in a variety of old west the courses which are scored by a combination of hits, time, and accuracy. One element that makes this type of shooting competition so much fun is that the participants are required to dress in appropriate era costumes as well as use firearms and accessories that are typically replicas from the old west.

Usually it is a single action revolver, a lever action rifle that is chambered in the same caliber as the pistol, and a side-by-side double barrel shotgun, commonly known as a coach gun. Each sanctioning organization in Durham, NH has different rules as to the type of pistol, rifle, or shotgun that is to be used so you will have to do your homework before entering any competitions.

Although competitors are required to wear old west or Victorian style cowboy apparel one exception is safety glasses and hearing protection that must be worn when shooting. As part of the entire experience participants in Durham, NH must also select an alias out of the Old west or one that has somewhat of an old West feel or flair to it, known as your handle, or your cowboy name.. 

Because of the entire experience this is one shooting sport that is known for creating a lot of comradery and new friendships... 

Women and Handgun Shooting In Durham, NH

Women Competitive Shooter Numbers are GrowingThe history of women and Handguns has its roots dating back to the 1800’s and Annie Oakley, that is a yes she was a real person, and was one of the best trick shot artist of all time! Jump forward to the mid to late 1980’s when the first publications dedicated to Women handgun shooters first appeared.

It these early years in Durham, NH and everywhere in the U.S. there were a lot of misconceptions within the shooting industry about not only Women in general but also about the number of Women interested in the shooting sports. There was even talk within the shooting industry about not advertising to women as women would not understand the mechanics of firearms nor the nomenclature. One famous quote we found from the period: "Female gun owners are being cast as potential saviors of the pro-gun movement. Think carefully, ladies. Our combined influence can work to reshape American society. What do we want to accomplish and where do we want to start?"

In Durham, NH or anywhere in the U.S. there were no firearms manufactured in the U.S. specifically for women until Smith & Wesson produced the Lady Smith in 1989. The Lady Smith inspired other manufacturers to produce other firearms which were primarily handguns, but eventually an assortment of long guns that were designed specifically for women. You can now find holsters of all types in Durham, NH that are specifically designed by and for women. Every major holster maker now makes products for women, their body types and for their accessory apparel.

In Durham, NH and all across the country there are now women shooting clubs staring up, there are several websites dedicated to women only, there are classes taught by women that are NRA certified instructors, and women are now ranked as some of the best shooters in U.S. and in international shooting competitions. Several women have won Gold Medals in the Olympics shooting for the U.S.

In Durham, NH when looking for information on Women shooting events, firearms, and concealed carry accessories your single best resource is US Precision Defense. We have information and products specific for women.

The Evolution In Durham, NH of Women Handgun Shooting

Women and Handgun Shooting has been on the rise since the mid to late 1980’s. Although Hollywood has been charged with glorifying guns in a negative light they did produce movies that actually had a positive effect on the Firearms manufacturers and the general public which showed women could use firearms competently. Believe it or not movies such as "Thelma & Louise," and who can forget the fictional character Sara Connor in "Terminator 2” had positive influences on industry and public thinking alike.

In Durham, NH and in other states it is interesting how society and industry think and act and can then reverse their way of thinking when the Truth about a subject such as Women and Handgun shooting is debated and the issue becomes truly understood. It was not easy on the Industry side as it was thought that women were too soft to want to shoot, and then anti-gunners started the only line of attack they could think of when it came to women; they wrongly thought that the manufacturers and pro-gunners are "scaring" women into gun ownership. Amazing how with education and the truth the times have thankfully changed! US Precision Defense will help sort out the Truth about Women and Handgun Shooting.

Women and Guns In Durham, NH

Why it is that Handgun ownership is the one area in which women are never quite given full faith and credit for their knowledge and capabilities. Women are allowed to make every other important decision in life without anyone questioning their ability, yet when it comes to Self-Defense and protection politicians and the liberal media balk, I would like them to explain this to us all, what is their antiquated logic and ignorant thinking process?3-gun Woman Competition Pistol Stage

In Durham, NH as in cities all across the county women are assuring their safety by being proactive in learning Handgun shooting, getting their concealed carry permits and even becoming certified NRA firearms instructors who are now teaching other women shooting skills and can talk to woman as no man can.  it’s clear that women have become a major force in firearms. Women have great political power, the concealed carry laws in a number of states in the last 10 years would not have come to pass without the hard work and political power of women.

In Durham, NH or wherever you live Woman and Handgun Shooting is here to stay and flourish regardless of the liberal politicians and media. US Precision Defense is and will always be dedicated to supporting Woman shooters. 

Do you know what to look for when searching for a firearms instructor?

gun owners who want to concealed carry or open carry should first become permitted by a educated firearms trainer

Firearms trainers available to the Durham, NH area come with a wide variety of training and experience from several sources; the private sector or the population of standard civilians, the federal law enforcement community, primarily the FBI, and over the last 17 years, there has been an influx of highly trained former military personnel that have entered into the firearms trainer population. These particular trainers are primarily those that operated in special forces among all branches of the military. There are also various private associations and associations, the oldest of which is the National Rifle Association, commonly known as the NRA, which has been a driving force in training and training in the United States in all aspects of guns use and training since 1871.

There is a wide variety of permitted firearms trainers in Durham, NH that are perfectly suited to help trainees who are not yet trained gun enthusiasts, but are wanting to train their gun brandishing skills to become a permitted shooter or even trained in self-defense. There are firearms trainers for civilians interested in a law enforcement career, and for the advanced shooters, there are advanced training courses provided by the NRA and many of the former military personnel that have advanced training in combat-tactical situations.

When choosing a firearms trainer, it is recommended that you start with the basics and slowly work your way up to improve your skill and skill with pistols / pistols. The goal is to find an trainer that matches your skill level and can also help you improve your skills onto an even higher level. It is important to train under a trained trainer that has prior training experience, a firearms trainer who posesses the complete experience necessary of not only guns, but all related concealed carry legislation and concealed carry legislation specific to the Durham, NH area.

There are even those trainers advanced in pistols, others advanced in rifles, rifles, concealed weapons, and tactical shooting using both sidearms and customized rifles with custom slides or custom build kits.

As part of the vetting process, be sure to ask your potential trainer for a list of their permitted training courses to be a trainer, their personal experience as a trainer, a resume, and even a list of references. If you’re wanting a trainer to teach you self-defense with a concealed weapon or even a non lethal weapon, you definitely want to be certain that they are trained themselves and have a permit by a Durham, NH recognized association, or the military. Any trainer that is not willing to provide some background information or permit proof of their training and experience should be avoided!