Sunday, March 15, 2015

Training Women Shooters

That is what I have been up to. I have been elevated to the Shoot Boss position for Women On Target for CalGuns.  That is me, on one knee, in the lower right. (L-R)
Having most weekends free has allowed me to gain additional certifications from the NRA training programs. Pistol, Rifle, Home Firearm Safety, Refuse to Be A Victim, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home and Chief Range Safety Officer. I am teaching 2 times to 3 times a month now.
Do you see that smile on the woman below holding her target? This women stated at the beginning, "I am deathly afraid of guns." Asked afterwards, she says, "She gets it now," and wants to learn more. Look at her grouping at 21 feet, pretty good huh? She didn't break the paper her first time. Education folks. That is what is needed! I am a fairly big guy, 6 foot, 220 lbs., not the ideal target for a criminal. But this woman? She was 90 pounds and 5 foot tall. Her being trained to defend herself is incredibly important. I am not talking karate here either. 
The Women On Target program is about 4.5 hours long, specifically spends half that time on safety and more safety and then some more safety. We teach the Common Sense you need. (Common to who? I ask) We then teach a mix of shooting and classroom in the Total Participation Involvement methodology. Grip, stance, breath control, target alignment, sights, eye dominance. 

If you catch me in California I am at:
http://cgssa.org/womenontarget/

Elsewhere go to  http://nrainstructors.org/

 





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