Cowboy Actions Shooting for Women in Taylor, TX
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 Taylor, 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 Taylor, 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 Taylor, 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 Taylor, 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 Taylor, TX
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 Taylor, 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 Taylor, 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 Taylor, 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 Taylor, 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 Taylor, 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 Taylor, 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 Taylor, 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 Taylor, 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?
In Taylor, 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 Taylor, 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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"You have the rest of your life to solve your problems. How long you live depends on how well you do it." "You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think will work but I've found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much the universal language."
Taylor, TX, "Don't shoot fast, shoot good." "If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous. If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for." "If you're not shootin', you should be loadin'. If you're not loadin, you should be movin', if you're not movin', someone's gonna cut your head off and put it on a stick."
"Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets. I may get killed with my own gun, but he's gonna have to beat me to death with it, cause it's gonna be empty." "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."