By Linda Levan,
V-P Women of the ISRPA
Are you kicking yourself because you missed out on the 2016 RATS Fun Shoot? Join us in 2017! 4/22/17 Second annual Ladies only shoot at Chief WaKeDe Range in Bristol
Rimfire Action Tactical Shooters (RATS) and the cowboy shooters at Chief WaKeDe Range in Bristol (more details and how to sign up to come):
Girls, Guns, and Rats!
Our 2016 1st Annual Ladies .22 Fun Shoot was a success!
Indiana Girls With Guns (Women of the ISRPA) was one of the proud sponsors of the 1st Annual Ladies Shoot at Paradise Pass in Etna Green.
RATS (Rimfire Action Tactical Shooters) teamed up with Indiana Girls With Guns and Paradise Pass to bring to life an event dreamed up by cowboy shooter Kathy Bush. Kathy’s goal was to provide a safe environment for ladies to try their hand at shooting steel in a competition-style match with the support and encouragement of other ladies. This event was structured to appeal to new shooters as well as those with experience.
It was wonderful to see the smiles on the faces of the ladies throughout the day, and gratifying to watch the confidence grow in the new shooters after each stage. Nine of the attendees had not previously participated in any type of competition shooting and judging by their smiles, I am certain I will see them back at the range!
We shot .22 caliber pistols and .22 caliber rifles at steel targets arranged in varying patterns at each of the four stages. Practical shooters shot 10 rounds pistol and 10 rounds rifle. Tactical shooters were challenged at a higher level by shooting more rounds, making magazine changes, and moving and shooting. Whether shooting, spotting, or watching, this event was a constructive learning experience for us all.
We were happy to hear everyone had a good time. They shared with us many positive comments, including “Lots of guidance and instruction – very helpful” and “Very comfortable asking questions.” The best comment we heard was “this was an event worth attending!”
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of the ladies who participated in the event and to all of the volunteers and coordinators who made this event a success.
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Don’t be afraid to start because you’re afraid you’ll feel silly in front of a bunch of guys! We all start somewhere! There are lots of classes and training opportunities for Ladies Only.