The face of America’s target shooters is changing. New target shooters–those who have taken up the sport in the last five years–are younger, female and urban when compared to established target shooters, or those participating for more than five years, according to a survey commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation®.
Maynard — Quincy native Virge Palermo grabbed a shotgun, rested her cheek against its side and aimed towards a small shed about 50 yards away at the Maynard Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, May 11. Suddenly a clay disk flew out from the shed and she aimed, pulled the trigger, but missed the mark. This […]
Rolla, MO — Oct. 18, 2012 — (Women’s Outdoor News) — We are celebrating the launch on Thurs., Oct. 18, of another means of sharing news, reviews and stories about women hunting, shooting, fishing, kayaking, hiking and cooking in the outdoors on YouTube. Our debut video on YouTube features pro shooter Julie Golob’s first shot […]
Wilsonville, OR – After an exhaustive search, Crimson Trace has selected Gina Chambers as Chief Operations Officer. Chambers brings extensive operations management experience in electro-optics assembly, lean manufacturing practices and supply chain management in the commercial and defense sectors at companies such as FLIR Systems, Tektronix and iMove. She will be responsible for optimizing CTC’s […]
Team Comp-Tac’s Randi Rogers won the Women’s Division at the 2012 IDPA European Cup held April 27-29 in Calsivano, Italy. That makes it two Euro-Cup IDPA titles in a row for the talented young shooter, who formerly competed with Team Glock. With a final time of 198.07, Rogers finished first in Stock Service Pistol (SSP) […]
Tenth-grader Molly Smith of Team Smith & Wesson won First Lady Iron Sighted Revolver honors (for the second year in a row) at the recent Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships in Piru, California. Her winning score was 141.99. Molly shot the match with her Smith & Wesson Model 627 revolver chambered in .38 caliber. […]
For years, gun stores were predominantly patronized by men. But these days, shooting ranges and shops selling firearms are seeing more female customers than ever before, and that has them changing the way they do business. The latest data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation shows gun store owners reported a 73 percent increase in […]
A new phenomenon is occurring around the state and the nation. Women are donning ear and eye protection, braving the heat (in most cases) and joining shooting leagues. That’s right; the range is no longer a safe refuge for males. No longer can guys get away for an hour or two and just burn some […]