New Organization Gives Women Hands-On Shooting Experience


Throwing like a girl has long been a line of teasing, mostly from muscular men who have been throwing things since they could walk. However, woe be the man who thinks that women can’t handle a firearm; in fact, you’ll quickly learn that most ladies’ hand-eye coordination is well-suited for any type of shooting. Karen Butler and Christy Crawford spearhead Shoot Like a Girl and recently gave nearly 1,000 women their first shooting experience:

slg1[1]Shoot Like A Girl’s debut of their innovative Firearms Test Shots program at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Cowboy FanFest in Las Vegas, Nevada, was a huge success! In the ten days of Cowboy FanFest, Shoot Like A Girl had just under 900 shooters through their trailer, where women shot a 9mm Pistol, a .223 Rifle and bows. Of the nearly 900 women through the trailer, 48% of the firearms shooters and 72% of the archery shooters were new or inexperienced shooters who had never shot a gun or bow before, or it had been years since they fired their last shot.

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Joe Byers
Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.