Sometimes the perfect Christmas gift is the most obvious—especially for the newest shooting sports enthusiasts. If you have an NRA Woman on your list, here are five more essential options that will put a smile on her face.
By giving new shooters a membership to the NRA, you are actually giving the gift of education. The recipient of this thoughtful gift will learn how NRA defends their Second Amendment rights. She will learn that her membership dues go toward cultivating the next generation of sportsmen and women through youth firearm training; empowering women with self-defense programs; and supporting world-class law enforcement training programs.
As an NRA member, your new shooter will have her choice of one of its four Official Journals published monthly: America’s 1st Freedom, American Rifleman, American Hunter, or Shooting Illustrated. She also will also have access to benefits such as personal firearms insurance; life, health and accident insurance; travel assistance, property and liability insurance, and many partnering companies and corporations who offer discounts to NRA members.
Your new shooter needs a place to shoot. There is no better place to unwind and surround herself with other like-minded individuals than the gun range. For brand-new shooters to the experienced marksmen alike, membership to a range is a gift that has great rewards. Some of the benefits she can expect are:
- Discounts on range fees and firearm rentals
- Members-only events such as turkey shoots, fun competitions, ladies-only or holiday parties
- Access to trained staff and firearm instructors
- On-site experienced gunsmiths and pro-staff
Eye and Ear Protection
The options for affordable ear protection are abundant today, from disposable one-time-use expandable foam plugs, to reusable pre-molded plugs available in several different sizes. Earmuffs come in many models and designs to fit most people; many feature electronics that amplify sounds but cut off loud sounds like a gunshot. Prices vary but the important thing is to never step foot on the range without them.
The options in shooting glasses are also expansive. From the most basic and inexpensive clear pair to the more sophisticated and specialized options with sweat bars on the frame, adjustable nose pads, and interchangeable lenses, eye pro is a must for any shooter! No matter what your budget, the gift of eye pro is an ideal choice for the shooter in your life.
We want our new NRA Women to remain interested in shooting, but recent ammo shortages can make it difficult to stay in her best shooting shape. Any gift of ammunition would be most appreciated. Whether it’s one 50-round box to a bulk ammo order, you know your gift will actually be used. Except for caliber, there will be no wondering if it is the right size, shape or color, and little concern about her re-gifting this amazing present!
Part of any complete training is training done away from the range, with a safe firearm. This includes dry firing, drawing from a holster, and practicing proper shooting fundamentals. There are also easy-to-use technological devices that designed to connect with your smart phone or tablet to assist in proper training through instant feedback. One of the most popular and is the MantisX, which uses a smart sensor that attaches to a firearm (pistol, rifle, or shotgun), and tracks all the gun's movement. It then sends that data to a smart device and analyzes, traces, diagnoses and coaches the shooter on how to improve her shooting technique. MantisX works with live fire and dry fire practice. Used by recreational shooters, competitors, firearms instructors and even agencies who train their employees to achieve excellent marksmanship skills necessary for law enforcement and military service.
No matter what gift you choose to deliver to your favorite NRA Women this Christmas, you can’t go wrong with gifting a lifetime of rewards!