I am still searching for the right words to describe the Babes With Bullets Ladies Action Shooting Camp I just completed. The word Phenomenal comes to mind, but a single word doesn’t seem to do it justice. This class was worth every penny and then some.
The instructors, Kay Clark Miculek, Lisa Munson, Annette Aysen, Deb Keehart, and camp founder Deb Ferns were all incredible, and worked with all 20 of us to significantly improve our shooting, regardless of skill level. There were Women there that had never touched a gun, and Women that had been shooting and competing for years. Everyone got a great deal out of the class and no one felt left out.
Anyone that can get a group of 20 females to simmer down and pay attention for two and a half days deserves an award just for that accomplishment, in my book.
Within the first 24 hours of the class I went from having very limited pistol experience (less than 10 times at the range shooting bullseye) to comfortably and confidently drawing a 9mm handgun from a holster, loading and making ready (inserting a loaded magazine, engaging the slide to put a round in the chamber and returning the pistol to the holster) and drawing and firing at the desired target. The next 24 hours brought me to shooting (and hitting) 8 inch steel plates, shooting while moving and actually shooting through a practical pistol match stage. By the end of the course, I had competed in and completed a 3 stage practical pistol match. I don’t have the results from the match back, but I am very satisfied with my performance.
If you had told me last week that I would be able to do all of the above in a matter of a few days, I would have told you to seek professional mental health assistance.
I would also like to give a quick shout out to Mother Nature and thank her for blowing over the entire third stage as I was shooting it so I could get a second chance to run it.
I have to give a big THANK YOU in to Lisa, Annette, Debbie and Kay for taking the time to work with me one-on-one to get rid of my bad habits. Somehow, I had already developed a slight flinch and a bit of a trigger slap. Each of these wonderful instructors took me aside and gave me tips on how to break these habits. I was able to take each piece of information that the ladies gave me and put it all together – which has almost eliminated both issues. They even taught me some exercises that I can do at home to ensure that I am rid of these bad habits for good.
If you are female and thinking about taking this class, DO IT. If you have never touched a gun and want to learn, TAKE THIS CLASS. If you shoot all the time and want to get better, SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS.
Here, I’ll make it easy for you – Here’s the link to the BABES WITH BULLETS 2010 LADIES ACTION SHOOTING CAMPS
Oh, and you better hurry – these classes fill up very quickly!
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