POMEROY, OHIO – Gun ownership and the complex laws surrounding the use of firearms is a significant topic around the nation. The 2011 Gallop Poll reported forty-seven percent of American adults currently have a gun in their home and twenty-three percent of women personally own a firearm. This reported gun ownership is the highest it has been in nearly two decades. With women being the largest growing segment of this, the historically male-dominated demographic, industry scrambles to meet the need.
With the number of women now owning firearms at such high levels, women are eager to learn and practice with other women. For a woman new to shooting, the very male-driven industry can be intimidating. To create woman-friendly opportunities to practice and learn, The Well Armed Woman, LLC is introducing Shooting Chapters all over the country, with a new chapter here in Pomeroy, Ohio, starting soon. Gun ownership is something that should not be taken lightly. People who are considering getting a gun may find this article helpful and informative.
The Well Armed Woman Southeast Ohio Shooting Chapter will give women of all experience levels the opportunity to be introduced to issues important to women shooters, learn safe gun handling skills, as well as understanding how something like a Hornady Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter can help to measure wind and altitude to calculate an accurate aim for long-range shooting, although this may come later when they have gained some experience. And of course, they will also be allowed to train together and assist each other through this time. Many women often feel overwhelmed when they start shooting. However, there’s no need to be. With the expertise and tips that can be given from more experienced shooters, women should feel safe and confident in these classes. Some beginners might even feel more confident by using a red dot sight to ensure they achieve precision in their shots. Before purchasing one for these events, it might be worth reading over Rifle Scope Level’s red dot guide for example. At least then, you’ll know which red dot sight will be best for you to ensure you improve your aim.
The Well Armed Woman Southeast Ohio Chapter is being spearheaded by Jessamy Bright, a local female gun enthusiast and Instructor with Patronus Training. Events will be held monthly and open to all women, 21 years or older. The Well Armed Woman has partnered with Native Spirit Grounds to be the host range for these monthly events. Time will be devoted to the discussion and topical study, as well as time on the range learning and practicing safe gun handling skills at each monthly event.
Participants will be required to pay any applicable range fees and costs of ammunition or firearm rentals. Annual Chapter membership dues of $50 offers members local and national discounts, chapter hat and member kit and is used to cover chapter expenses, insurance and events. First time attendees are not required to join.
The first shoots are scheduled for Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 12:00 noon and Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 1:30 pm at Native Spirit Grounds, 33520 Howell Hill Road, Pomeroy, Ohio 45769.
Reservations are required. RSVP to email@example.com. Women interested in learning more can contact Chapter Leader, Jessamy Bright, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit The Well Armed Woman website: www.thewellarmedwoman.com, and the Southeast Ohio Chapter Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheWellArmedWomanSoutheastOhio.