Women On Target Video[wmv format]
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Article by Amy Lathen
Women On Target Instructional Shooting
Clinics - is for first time or novice shooters
to experience shooting several types and calibers of handguns.
The Shooting Clinic does not qualify for the training requirements for
Colorado's Concealed Handgun Permit.
The following was
the Instructional Shooting Clinic Guide which defines the goals of the
Women On Target® creates opportunities
for women in the recreational shooting and hunting sports, and
encourages experienced volunteers to become mentors and share their
knowledge and skill.
The women who come to Women On Target® Instructional Shooting
Clinics need a safe, friendly, and fun introduction to recreational
shooting. Safety must be paramount and can never be compromised. Many
women who come to your clinic may never have seen a firearm aside from
television and movies. They may never have handled a firearm before and
will require your undivided attention. Some beginners may be skittish
about handling firearms. Once you help them learn the necessary skills
to enjoy shooting, you'll be rewarded with seeing their apprehension
change to smiles, enthusiasm, and eagerness for more experience.
By providing the opportunity for participants to safely handle, load,
fire, and unload a variety of firearms, you will be building
relationships in your community and developing sustained interest in
the shooting sports. Be sure to offer your participants a schedule of
events that they may enjoy at your club or range, including information
on membership. If you offer other NRA classes, camps, leagues, or
competitive programs be sure to point out that taking advantage of
these opportunities will allow participants to continue to build their
knowledge and skills. Learning is fun! Competition is just another word
One of the most important goals is to create continuous involvement in
your club among your clinic participants. You can sustain their avid
interest by giving each participant a brochure or flyer about
membership, leagues, activities, and events that may interest them.
Remember that when the women in a family shoot, the entire family is
likely to become involved. Your club can grow in membership and your
programs can benefit from having newcomers join through Women On
Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics.
The success of the Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics
can be measured by the continuing demand for more clinics all across
the country. Reports from clinic directors indicate that volunteers
enjoy the clinics as much as participants do, and often begin planning
their next clinic as they are wrapping up their first. Frequently,
participants must be turned away due to an overwhelming response!
Furthermore, surveys of participants show that nearly all plan to
attend another Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinic in
the near future.
The Clinic consists of two parts. The first
is a safety, handgun and ammunition orientation with a session of
hands-on with unloaded firearms. Then there is a lunch at the
range, provided , and then shooting handguns of .22 cal., 380 cal.,
9mm, 38 spcl, and 45 acp and a muzzle loading pistol, cap and ball
revlover, and a single action 45 colt
The Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition[ppfc.org] and the Colorado Springs Muzzle
Loaders[csmlinc.org] co-sponsor the
To view a video procuced for the Women On Target Program and pictures
of previous range session,
click on the links at the top of the page.
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