Cowboy Actions Shooting for Women in Channelview, TX

Woman Cowboy Action ShootingA 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 Channelview, TX 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 Channelview, TX 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 Channelview, TX 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 Channelview, TX 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 Channelview, TX

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 Channelview, TX 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 Channelview, TX 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 Channelview, TX 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 Channelview, TX 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 Channelview, TX 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 Channelview, TX 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 Channelview, TX 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 Channelview, TX

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 Channelview, TX 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 Channelview, TX 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.

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Channelview, TX, Channelview was given its name since it is located on the northeastern curve of the Houston Ship Channel. The site of Channelview was home to Lorenzo de Zavala, one of the founding fathers of the Republic of Texas. During World War II the area south of Market to the Ship Channel, and what is now DeZavala St. to the tollway, was part of the U.S. Army Ordnance Depot.

Channelview was the site of a notable murder plot occurring in 1991. Wanda Webb Holloway was upset that her daughter, Shanna, had failed two consecutive years to make her junior high school's cheerleading squad. Holloway came to believe that the fault lay not with Shanna's inability to make the squad, but with Verna Heath, whose daughter, Amber Heath, was a main rival of Shanna's.

Holloway asked Terry Harper, her former brother-in-law, to find a hit man to murder Verna Heath, hoping that Amber would be distraught and perform poorly in tryouts, thus allowing Shanna to make the squad. However, Harper notified authorities of the plot, and an undercover police officer arrested Holloway. Holloway argued that Harper was guilty of entrapment, saying that she never intended anyone to get killed. A jury sentenced Holloway to 15 years for attempted murder. The story was made into a 1993 HBO movie, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom.

“It's fun telling you tall Texas tales. You always look like a little girl who's hearing Cinderella for the first time.” 

Edna Ferber, Giant

Channelview, TX, The Chamber serves to support the business community and seek ways to maintain a healthy business climate. Our volunteers and staff assist newcomers in getting established, pair customers with businesses, and help coordinate the resources and efforts of all those concerned with community progress. The Chamber welcomes hundreds of visitors per year. Among these are those wanting tourist information; help with relocation, real estate, business and social service information; as well as data on jobs, schools and colleges.

The Chamber is an organization committed to showcasing the North Channel area as a great place to live and work. Membership holds the key to our success. Members of the Chamber have shown that they care about the community where they live and work. The North Channel Area Chamber represents 650-plus business representatives and individuals who believe that collectively they can accomplish more than what one could do individually.

The Chamber is not a government agency and does not receive tax dollars to cover the cost of operations. The Chamber is a non-profit business promotion organization that operates on membership dues and dollars generated from business-related programs and special events. 

“He was the deadliest man in Texas, on that they all agreed.” James Carlos Blake, The Pistoleer: A Novel of John Wesley Hardin