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Friday
Nov272009

Shooting - It's More Of A Blast Than You Think! www.HerHandgun.com

Recently I was asked to write about a couple of events I participated in.  One: A couple of  "Ladies Only" shooting camps, and Two: A three day competition.

As I sat down to think about what to write that would be of interest to my readers, I realized that in both cases it really wasn't the part about shooting that made these events special.  Here is what I really want to share with all of you.

I drove down to Tucson to meet up with my fellow instructors, camp coordinator, and 28 lady students who would be looking up to us for instruction for the next 2 1/2 days.  By the end of the camp, the ladies were comfortable with the pistols shooting safely and accurately: but most of all, I saw women form friendships that will last the rest of their lives.  I saw women of all ages find an inner strength they didn't know they had.  I saw emotion of empowerment and confidence surface unexpectedly!

All of this came out of a "learn to shoot camp".  Women were calling their husbands and boyfriends at night filled with excitement about their new found activity.  An activity they could now enjoy with their significant other (and children for that matter).  Single ladies had a whole new world opened to them for something they could do on their own while at the same time have so many supportive people to enjoy it with!

What a joy to know that I was part of this fabulous experience!!  But that was just the beginning.  After the camp, myself and three of the other instructors drove back up to Phoenix where we all stayed at my home while we participated in the three day competition.

Wait, did I say competition?  Yeah, I guess we did compete, but it felt more like a girls' vacation trip.  We had so much fun going to the range, helping each other decide the best way to shoot the courses of fire that I never felt any match pressure at all!  After each day of shooting we continued our fun over dinner then conversations back at my house. At the end of the competition, we gathered our prizes and all headed back down to Tucson to teach another 28 women to shoot.  All those wonderful things that happened in the first camp happened again!  How cool is that!

When it was time for us to go back to our homes/families/lives, we hugged our new friends and our old friends, now dearer to our hearts, happy to know that we will all meet on the range again soon!

To all you ladies who join us, I promise you great instruction on how to safely shoot and build confidence.  But most of all, I promise you fun, a new inner strength, and friendships!  Shooting with other women is an experience you really should give yourself!  That is why Kippi and I started HerHandgun!

We both look forward to making you our new friend!

Debbie and Kippi

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