Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinics Reach 50,000 Women
Charlotte, NC –-(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association’s Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinics recently reached an important milestone: 50,000 women have been taught basic firearm instruction as of June 9, 2010.
More than 200 Instructional Shooting Clinics are hosted annually by NRA volunteers and clubs throughout the nation. Women On Target coordinator Beth Hellmann reports that more than 9,000 women were reached in 2009 alone, and they are on pace to reach more by 2010’s conclusion.
Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinics invite women to learn to shoot, or improve their skills, in a fun atmosphere with like-minded females. Clinic topics address instruction on the safest way to handle a firearm, proper storage of firearms, and how to shoot. Clinics typically feature coaching for novices, loaner guns, plenty of safety instruction and positive reinforcement.
“This pattern of increased interest from women says good things about our clinics,” Director of Education and Training Bill Poole said. “We get so much positive feedback from participants, and hear so many success stories, that we foresee unlimited potential and growth.”
Women On Target was developed by the National Rifle Association in 1999. The program creates an atmosphere for encouraging, educating, and mentoring women new to recreational shooting and hunting sports.
A list of additional Women On Target hunts and shooting clinics is maintained on the program website at www.nrahq.org/women/wot.asp .
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit: www.nra.org