on Target from the Women of the NRA
the pleasure of attending the first Women on
by the women of the NRA on March 28 2009 by director
Chester Manning. We started at 8:00 am on Saturday
morning. While every one was getting registered or
signed in there was breakfast spread (bagels, cream
cheese, donuts, fresh fruit, coffee, juice, water)
available for the rest of us.
we got started the introductions began. We were introduced
to all of the staff that we would be interacting with
throughout the day.We had our class instructors Which
were Alison,Kathy and Dee. We also were introduced
to our pistol range instructors which included but
not limited to Adam, Mike Allen, John Forey, Michael
Shoop, Greg Wasnick, Ted Skinner, Jonathan Lawrence,
Ian Burnette, Alan Krieg, Bill Perkins.
who was preregistered,which was approximately 50 women, was
then given a goody bag which consisted of:
- Clip on safety light
by Nite IZE
- Pair of ear plugs
- Folder for NRA tests & certificates
shooting reading material
- Pamphlets on alternative
options for self defense
bag and passing them out
items were used to follow along with the instructors
direction of the class and helped provided
a better understanding of the subject being
A visual reference was a tremendous
help for us beginners who weren't familiar
with the terminology. Everything was explained
until everyone understood and was on the same
page. No one was looked down on for being a
novice. The instructors were experts at explaining
at the knowledge level of the student.
|We reviewed for main categories:
1.Pistol safety parts and operation
3.Aiming ,trigger control,Grip
4.Cleaning and maintaining your pistol
Each of these categories had
a different instructor which helped keep things
fresh and everyone interested.
I was very impressed with the detail given when describing the parts of the pistol
and what their purpose was.
We were guided on how to find
our dominate eye. By using both hands to to create
a triangle, holding out in front the length of
your arms and bring it straight back to your
nose. For some this technique did not work and
alternative techniques were used on an individual
Practicing different stances
and bench rest shooting positions are important
to help find your comfort zone when focusing
on hitting your target.Here we are shown several
different positions that can be used.
After a long deserved
lunch break (which was included in the class fee) we
went to Three Points Shooting range to put in place some
of the knowledge we just absorbed.
Chester Manning reviewed
a few basic rules needed to be followed once every
one arrived at the range.
|Once all of the equipment was
set up, we had 15 different stations to choose
from. Each was equipped with and instructor,
bean bag, bench, several different calibers for
the students to manipulate to find their comfort
zone. Here are some of our ladies in action.
If you are interested
in attending this class or similar ones available
contact Chester Manning at Manning
Firearms Training and Tactics (520)578-0464
Target class by the Women of the NRA on March 28, 2009