Cowboy Actions Shooting for Women in Overland Park, KS
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 Overland Park, KS 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 Overland Park, KS 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 Overland Park, KS 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 Overland Park, KS 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 Overland Park, KS
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 Overland Park, KS 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 Overland Park, KS 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 Overland Park, KS 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 Overland Park, KS 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 Overland Park, KS 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 Overland Park, KS 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 Overland Park, KS 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 Overland Park, KS
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 Overland Park, KS 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 Overland Park, KS 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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Overland Park, KS – Another woman becomes a victim of street crime, unfortunately she was unarmed and could not defend herself or her child. Police in Overland Park said two robberies and one attempted robbery Friday were related. The crimes began when a man with a black handgun forced a woman to withdraw money from her bank after accosting her outside an Overland Park hospital.
The woman, who had a child with her, was in a parking lot outside Menorah Medical Center when the gunman approached her and forced her to drive to her bank nearby and withdraw money from an ATM.
Overland Park, KS – Citizens need to be aware that violent home invasions are on the rise in the city, these victims did NOT have a gun for home defense and could not defend themselves. Police are looking for suspects wanted in an early morning home invasion robbery.
It happened at an apartment complex in the 6600 block of West 87th Street about 4:30 a.m. Thursday. The victims say four armed men wearing masks kicked in the door of their apartment and demanded money. One suspect was carrying some type of rifle and another had a handgun.