Women 3-Gun Completion Shooting In Saint Louis, MO
One of if not the fastest growing shooting sports in the U.S. is 3 - gun or multi gun competitions which includes the use of a Pistol, Rifle, and a Shotgun. The style of the competition in Saint Louis, MO changes regularly, it is fast-paced action packed and there is a mix of speed, expertise, and accuracy. It is also becoming a very popular spectator sport where people are turning out by the hundreds to cheer on their favorite shooter.
Three gun competitions in Saint Louis, MO are based upon multiple stages and combine all three firearms although they are not necessarily used at each and every stage of the competition. It's possible that at one stage it will only use the pistol, another stage only the rifle, and another stage the shotgun, and other stages can be completely different from the prior one and use any three of the combinations of the firearms.
You're always in movement; you can be shooting at paper targets, or steel targets and occasionally even clay targets like those used in trap and skeet shooting. This sport is becoming so popular in Saint Louis, MO that the U.S. practical shooting association is creating a section of their website specifically for women who want to join in the fun.
There are shooting clubs popping up all across the country you can join so you can learn all the ins and outs and the mistakes, and things that work for competition.
Women and Handgun Shooting In Saint Louis, MO
The 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 Saint Louis, MO 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 Saint Louis, MO 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 Saint Louis, MO 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 Saint Louis, MO 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 Saint Louis, MO 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 Saint Louis, MO 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 Saint Louis, MO 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 Saint Louis, MO
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?
In Saint Louis, MO 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 Saint Louis, MO 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?
New gun enthusiasts should find a licensed firearms trainer
Firearms trainers available to the Saint Louis, MO 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 Saint Louis, MO 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 Saint Louis, MO 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 Saint Louis, MO 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!