How Women in Pharr, TX begin in Competition Shotgun Shooting

Shotgun Competition for WomenTo begin, you will want to invest in a suitable shotgun, with a 12 gauge being your best bet. Furthermore, you want your shotgun to be a pump action, semi-auto, or double-barreled, with a 26-inch or longer barrel depending on the type of competitor you will be shooting in. It’s recommended that you begin with #8-size shot for both trap and skeet shooting.

In trap shooting, in Pharr, TX the birds (bright orange clay disks) are thrown away from the shooter from a small block at the center of the field. There are five positions in an arc from one side of the block to the other, providing the shooter with five shots from each position (25 total). The shooter is unaware of which direction each bird will be launched from, which gives her good practice in unpredictability. You will not always know where your attacker or intruder (or target, if you are hunting) will come from or dart to, so it’s important to practice with moving targets in Pharr, TX.

In skeet shooting, there are two blocks that launch the birds, making it a bit more difficult. The one on the left side launches the bird from a higher position, with the right doing the opposite. They are called the High House and the Low House, respectively. There are eight shooting positions in a parabola (or semi-circle) from one block to the other, with a central position located equidistantly between the two. At each spot, the shooter will engage one bird from each block, or she can take on two at a time. The shooter also gets one extra shot which she can take from any position for a total of 25 shots.  

Women and Handgun Shooting In Pharr, 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 Pharr, 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 Pharr, 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 Pharr, 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 Pharr, 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 Pharr, 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 Pharr, 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 Pharr, 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 Pharr, 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 Pharr, 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 Pharr, 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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Pharr, TX, The Pharr Police Department has a statement in that they value the right of all individuals and citizens of our city to be treated with dignity and respect. They also value the rule of law and its application in a fair and impartial manner to everyone they come in contact with. They also state that they value all of their members as their most important asset and are commuted to a continued professional development and personal growth of their officers.

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Pharr, TX, The city boasts over seventy seven (77) restaurants, twelve (12) hotels, a well-known city park and fun nightlife, and during the months of October through December, The Pharr Parks & Recreation Department offers fun and specialized programs for children ranging in age 3 years of age to 15 years of age. The youth recreation activities include a wide range from cheerleading, guitar, karate lessons, tumbling, ballet, dance, vocals, tennis, skateboarding and much more, if you are a parent you really need to do some research on all the activities that are available for kids in the city.