7 Tips For First-Time Woman Shooters, From Experienced Women Shooters

Submitted by: melcervini 7 months ago in Lifestyle
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Never forget your the basic rules (click here for more):

1) The firearm is ALWAYS loaded.

2) Never point it at something you're not willing to destroy.

3) Always be sure of your target and what's beyond it.

4) Keep your finger off the trigger until your target is in your sights.

"No one is going to take better care of you, than you." -- My husband

There are 7 comments:
Male 906
Mel, glad to see that you got rule #1 correct (but then, I expected nothing less from you)! That is the #1 rule, because its the most important. There have been so many "accidental" shootings (accidental in parentheses because there's nothing "accidental" about it; someone fucked up) that have occurred over the years because, "I didn't think it was loaded." Know its loaded, at all times. The only time a firearm should be considered even remotely safe is if it is disassembled! However, you should sometimes be suspicious, even then!
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Female 3,392
I was a marksman instructor in the Marines and do some instruction/volunteering with the 4H with both kids and adults. I put this up because I find that a new-female shooter can be put more at ease by another woman (even though by nature we all hate each other ;) lol ) and perhaps some of the pros' insights might help an IAB'er (male or female) to look into better protecting themselves. Above all, safety first.
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Male 1,284
forgot the main one lean in to the rifle and pistol or live with getting knocked on your ass
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Female 3,392
depends :) shotgun? yes.. ar-15? newp
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Male 5,816
Tips for woman shooters? Hmm. Is that tips for women who shoot or for people who shoot women?
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Male 7,747
Tips for any shooter.
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Male 2,388
I'm so proud! I knew this was submitted by Mel even before looking. Good post. Everyone should know those four basic rules. I always get annoyed when someone sweeps an unloaded gun across my body. Really, I don't care if the handler thinks it's unloaded or not, and neither should he or she.
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