WESTWOOD, Mass. –-(Ammoland.com)- Deb Ferns was 45 years old when she first shot a gun. She was a novice shooter in 2004, when Lisa Munson invited her to attend a women’s shooting instruction class in Louisiana, taught by Kay Clark.
After a successful weekend of women teaching women to shoot in a supportive environment, the three ladies decided to offer similar camps at other locations across the country. The Babes with Bullets firearms academy was born. More than a dozen years later, with over 5,200 alumnae, Babes with Bullets camps continue to grow in popularity, and the organization has expanded its programming to include many new events and activities.
“Babes with Bullets is the only U.S. traveling firearms academy to offer handgun and rifle training to women at all levels,” Ferns explains. “Our camps are taught by an all-female team of national and world shooting sports champions, and are designed to teach women to safely and confidently handle and operate a firearm in an informal camp atmosphere.”
Babes with Bullets’ unique programming and steadily growing participation have quickly caught the attention of the shooting sports industry, including Howard Leight by Honeywell, a leading provider of top-quality hearing and eye protection.
“Enjoying the shooting sports safely is a key educational component of every Babes with Bullets camp and event,” says Mercedes Sune-Weaver, Product Manager for Howard Leight by Honeywell. “Their unique approach to training and outreach is a perfect fit for our brand, which exists to help all people to safely enjoy the activities they love. We’re pleased to support Babes with Bullets to help educate and promote safety and responsibility in shooting sports.”
Babes with Bullets has six upcoming camps planned for the remainder of 2018.
Babes with Bullets Handgun Camps
Whether an experienced shooter or a newbie to the firearms scene, the Babes with Bullets Handgun Camp is a great place for women to develop and improve their marksmanship skills. Taught by an all-female team of national and world shooting sports champions, these three-day handgun camps are designed to teach women to handle and operate a handgun safely and confidently. Camp fees cover instructors, range fees, lunches at the range, complementary loaner guns and other equipment. Registration is open for the following Babes with Bullets Handgun Camps
- July 6-8, 2018 at the Buffalo Chip Range, Sturgis, SD
- July 20-22, 2018 at the Birchwood Recreation & Shooting Park, Chugiak, AK
- Sept. 14-16 at the Cardinal Shooting Center near Columbus, OH
- Nov. 2-4, 2018 at the Fresno Rifle & Pistol Club, Fresno, CA
Babes with Bullets Handgun Rifle Camp
The Babes with Bullets Handgun Rifle Camp is for advanced beginner and intermediate shooters. Taught by an all-female team of national and world shooting sports champions, the three-day Handgun Rifle Camp is a wonderful fit for women looking to improve their handgun and holster skills while also learning more about handling a .22 or .223 caliber modern sporting rifle (MSR). Camp fees cover instructors, range fees, lunches at the range, complementary loaner guns and other equipment. Registration is open for the upcoming Babes with Bullets Handgun Rifle Camp, October 19-21, 2018 at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, Talladega, AL.
Babes with Bullets 2018 Diamond Camp
The Diamond Camp is the ultimate Babes camp experience, which features expert handgun, rifle and shotgun training, as well as a celebrity chef, a masseuse, yoga instruction, hosted bar, big SWAG bag and a gift certificate for a Thompson Center bolt action rifle for each camper. Taught by an all-female team of national and world shooting sports champions, the three-day Diamond event is perfect for novice through advanced shooters.
The new Diamond Camp location is The Wild Game Inn, located in Darby, Montana, about 90 minutes from the Missoula Airport. The lodge offers ATV rides, fishing, hiking, skeet shooting and more.
Camp will start the afternoon of Wednesday, August 15, with range mornings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each afternoon, campers can select any number of all-inclusive adventures or activities. Camp will end after lunch on Saturday, August 18. Diamond Camp is limited to ten women.
ABOUT BABES WITH BULLETS:
Babes with Bullets™ is the only US traveling firearms academy to offer handgun and rifle training to women at all levels. Taught by an all-female team of national and world shooting sports champions, our three-day gun camps are designed to teach women to safely and confidently handle and operate a firearm in an informal “camp” atmosphere. Learn more at babeswithbullets.com.
ABOUT HOWARD LEIGHT BY HONEYWELL:
Howard Leight safety products empower individuals and families across the globe to enjoy more and worry less. Our industry leading hearing and eye protection help people to more safely enjoy the events and activities they love. Our broad selection of comfortable and stylish protective eyewear delivers safety without compromise, many of which meet ANSI high-impact standards and offer UVA/UVB protection. Building on over 30 years of innovation, we’re continually developing new designs, materials and technologies to enhance comfort and protection for industry trade professionals, recreational and competitive shooters, DIY homeowners, and all fans of live music and sporting events. Whatever your passion, trust Howard Leight to block out the noise so you can listen to what’s important, while staying safely focused on the big moments that matter. Learn more at howardleight.com.