The Women’s Gun Show Episode #101: Shoot Like A Girl and What That Means
In this week’s show, #101, Barbara Baird talks to the president and founder of Shoot Like A Girl, Karen Butler, about the program and its development and great strides in bringing the world of shooting to women across America. Sponsored by Ruger.
GunsiRangemasterter Il Ling New provides the last tip in her series on training, and gives us pointers on what to do after you’ve finished a training course, in this week’s “Tip Time,” sponsored by NRA Women.
Carrie Lightfoot, the show’s co-host, is at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings in Dallas, Texas, this weekend. Barbara encourages any and all women who are attending and onsite on Sat., May 5, to stop by booth #12358, where the Shoot Like A Girl mobile range is parked, at 11:30 a.m., to participate in a group photo of women in the world of shooting. All women who value America’s shooting sports heritage are invited to join our show’s guest, Karen Butler, along with Women’s Outdoor News’ managing editor, Michelle Cerino for this photo opp.
Barb is preparing for 2 events. The first is a shooting meeting of her local chapter of The Well Armed Woman, onsite at a new range near her in Missouri. Second, she’s packing her waders and camo to head to British Columbia, to accompany one of our nation’s finest, a veteran named Jamie – who served honorably in Afghanistan and will be on her first ever bear hunt. Freedom Hunters is sponsoring the trip.
Show Topic: Shoot Like A Girl and What That Means
Photo: Karen Butler
SLG2, INC. Shoot Like A Girl was established in 2008 by the show’s guest, Karen Butler, with a mission to grow the number of women who participate in shooting sports by empowering them with confidence. The first five years focused on archery. The concept was if women could try to shoot a bow, they would love the feeling they get from shooting and join the sport. They developed a process called Test Shots™, and in five years Shoot Like A Girl put bows in the hands of nearly 3,500 women and grew the number of women archers!
December 2013, Shoot Like a Girl added Firearms Test Shots™ where women can shoot a 9mm pistol, .223 rifle and compound bows in a safe controlled environment. The state-of-the art 53 ft mobile range features a military grade firearms simulation system and a live archery range. The trailer highlights the fact that shooting sports is a viable option for people with physical challenges and/or regardless of physical fitness level.
Tip Time with Il Ling New
“What Next – After Your Firearms Training Course is Over?”
Carrie recommends checking out this TWAW Zippered Tote ($18.99).
The WON’s post of the week
Over at Women’s Outdoor News, Stacy Bright penned this outstanding resource,
Stacy links several organizations for women to learn shooting skills.