Women shooting IDPA competitions in Wylie, TX

IDPA-Women NationalsOne of the fastest growing shooting sports in Wylie, TX that women are competing in is IDPA – International Defense Pistol Association. This is one of, if not the most practical shooting sport for concealed carry and self-defense. In the sport the shooter uses duty or daily carry ammunition in various simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios with your daily carry pistol and holster. The different shooting situations change to meet circumstances you may face on the street, in your car, home, or just out in public.

The competitions in Wylie, TX allow you to compete with your peers at your skill level and you progress on your own terms and speed. The shooting courses have unlimited possibilities and it is what makes the sport so much fun to participate in. If you are interested in learning skills that could save your life in real self-defense situations by solving different and challenging defensive shooting problems then this is truly the sport for you!

A great sport that does not require any special equipment in Wylie, TX, just your everyday carry gun, holster, and ammo. Shoot for fun, shoot for competition, shoot for training and for your self-defense.

Women and Handgun Shooting In Wylie, 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 Wylie, 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 Wylie, 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 Wylie, 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 Wylie, 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 Wylie, 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 Wylie, 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 Wylie, 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 Wylie, 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 Wylie, 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 Wylie, 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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Wylie, TX, If there had been no railroad – or if it had steamed through a different part of Collin County – there would be no Wylie.

Wylie’s story began during the “Golden Age” of railroading, an era that lasted from about the 1880s to the 1920s and changed the economic climate of the country. Although some U.S. citizens were troubled by trains – one Ohio school board claimed them to be “a device of the devil” and that travel by train would cause a “concussion of the brain” – no one could argue with the efficient manner in which rail transported goods.


Before there was Wylie, there was a small town called Nickelville. Some say it was so named because a nickel store was located there, and some say a local townsperson joked that no one who lived there “was worth a plug nickel.” In 1885, word spread through Nickelville and neighboring communities that the Santa Fe train tracks were fast approaching, bringing prosperity along for the ride.

After a number of surveys were made, however, railroad right-of-way engineers decided to lay track to the north of Nickelville. The agent and engineer in charge was Col. W.D. Wylie, from Paris, Texas, and legend has it that he was anxious to have a town named after him. The colonel promised he would do great things for this fledgling town if it bore his name, including, some say, buying new baseball uniforms for the local team.

Who could resist a campaign promise of that magnitude? Dr. John Butler, Nickelville’s earliest settler, submitted Wylie’s name to the town leaders, and, when the application for the new post office was received June 10, 1886, the name became official. Col. Wylie purchased 100 acres of land and began dividing it into city lots. Wylie was incorporated in November 1887 along the railroad right-of-way.

The first Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway train rolled into Wylie on Oct. 13, 1886, with Dallas dignitaries on board. A brass band played, welcoming speeches were given, and everyone was invited to have a free drink when complimentary kegs of beer rolled off the train.

“I'd prefer to die in Texas when I'm old. They say most good things end the same way they started, and that's where I entered the world, so that's how I'll leave it. ” Crystal Woods.

Wylie, TX, Wylie has a council-manager form of government, composed of a Mayor and six council members (elected at large) along with an appointed City Manager. The city has operated under a city charter (home rule) since 1985 when voters approved the measure in a referendum. Wylie has received recognition for its Fire and police Departments in recent years.

The city of Wylie is a voluntary member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association, the purpose of which is to coordinate individual and collective local governments and facilitate regional solutions, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and enable joint decisions.

Originally called Nickelville, reportedly after the name of the first store, it was organized in the early 1870s. The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway laid tracks a half mile north of the original townsite in 1886. The businesses of Nickelville moved to take advantage of the railroad within the following year, and the City of Wylie was incorporated in 1887 along the right-of-way. It was named for Lt. Colonel William D. Wylie, a right-of-way agent for the railroad and Civil War veteran.

“Daddy, are we democraps or repelicans? Lainie daintily placed her fork down and gave her brother a stern look. “We’re Texans silly.”  Kellie Coates Gilbert, A Woman of Fortune