Women, gals, girls, or just plain daughters, nieces, wives, ex-wives, aunts, moms, grandmoms, etc. are really helping to fuel the growth in the Firearm & Shooting industry. Across the board this is great to see as women are oftentimes the recipients or victims of crimes and violence.
According to an article in Today News at Today.com that there are as many as 15 million women in the US that "PACK HEAT". Congrats to all these women for exercising their rights! If you are a woman reading this and don't own a gun or go shooting, hopefully this article will convince you to buy a gun, learn how to safely shoot it, clean it, store it and enjoy shooting for a lifetime. More importantly teach your children to do the same!
Not only is the traditional male hunter going afield more often, but more women and novices are going hunting as well, demonstrating the widespread appeal of this great outdoors tradition." For more info click HERE to review the Sportsman's Economic Impact Report.
Gun rights groups and proponents say more women are buying guns for target shooting, hunting and self-protection, and that gun control proposals such as California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s updated assault weapons ban would infringe on their Second Amendment rights. Click HERE for more Info.
In 2012 Firearm sales hit a record according to FBI statistics.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation recorded more than 16.8 million background checks for gun purchases in 2012, the highest number since the FBI began publishing the data in 1998. A record number of requests for background checks for gun buyers went through on Black Friday in November, the FBI reported at the time, in part because of fears that President Barack Obama and other lawmakers would tighten gun control laws. Click HERE for more info.
Still, the firearms industry had a $31.8 billion impact on the economy last year, up from $27.8 billion in 2009, due to job creation, sales and taxes levied on guns, according to data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Despite what you will hear in the main stream media this is a VERY REAL phenomenon that women are coming to firearms and the shooting sports industry not visa versa as the media would have you believe. What is commonly misrepresented is that the firearms industry has been courting the female shooter, using coercive tactics, etc. all hogwash!
Women are creating the demand! Women are shooting in record numbers! Women are getting their CCW or Concealed Carry permits in record numbers! Women are buying guns and ammo at record numbers and the companies just can't keep up with the demand! See here for an article that just confirms this fact HERE that was published in the Standard-Examiner.
There are a lot of good websites out there catering to Women, Guns & Shooting. Listed below you will find several websites dedicated to women shooters with great information:
What gun does a woman want? AR-15s are “easy for women to hold,” Gayle Trotter, of the Independent Women’s Forum, said to the Senate Judiciary Committee, in her explanation of why an assault-style weapon was just what a young mother needed. She praised their weight, handling, “and most importantly, their appearance,” since “the peace of mind knowing she has a scary-looking gun gives her more courage.”
Click HERE for more info.
In addition to the many websites that are catering to help women navigate the complicated world of concealed carry, what gun to buy, safety, cleaning, storage and shooting above, many manufacturers are making guns and gear to do the same.
Listed below are some examples of the breadth and depth of the types of products that manufacturers are making specifically to address the needs of women shooters.
- The Well Armed Woman
- Pistols & Pumps
- Girls with Guns Clothing
- MizMac Womens Shooting Apparel
- Sweet Shot
- Cobra Firearms
- Armed Candy
- Packing in Pink
- Bang Bang Boutique
- Shootin' N Style
- Gun Goddess
As you can see from the above listed sites there is a lot of gear, guns and apparel to support women shooters!
Shoot straight ladies and shoot often!