When we think of Thanksgiving, we imagine scenes of Puritan Pilgrims dressed in black with high-topped buckle hats, wielding blunderbusses and welcoming small assortment of invited Native American guests. But these fanciful images are far from the actual reality of what Thanksgiving looked like in the 1600s. Archeological evidence left behind paints a more historically correct and vivid illustration of what things might have actually looked like. From NRA’s flagship publication, American Rifleman, read The Guns of Thanksgiving.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, NRAWomen.com editors took the opportunity of the holiday to extend their gratitude and other heartfelt sentiments to their readers in 3 Reasons NRA Women Made Our Hearts Swell 3 Sizes in 2021.
And now that Thanksgiving 2021 is in the record books, it is officially gift-giving season, whether you’re about to celebrate Christmas or another holiday where it’s tradition to exchange gifts with family and friends. But if you have a gun girl on your list—one who shoots recreationally, competitively or one who hunts—think twice about giving any of these three things that NRA Women contributor Jo Deering is sure she will not appreciate.
Have you ever considered giving the gift of a firearm? While it’s illegal to purchase a gun on behalf of another person, it’s actually legal to purchase a gun as a gift—as long as you follow the laws in your particular state, as well as federal laws. To make sure you do this right, check out all of the nuances in How to Give a Gun as a Gift.
Has the idea of a gun as a gift piqued your interest? If so, one platform where you cannot go wrong is a .22 rimfire pistol. Ammo is less expensive, plentiful and you can spend more time plinking without experiencing hand fatigue. The good news is that today there is plethora of guns that exactly replicate both in look and function many popular center-fire pistols. Check out four of them in Shooting Sports USA’s 4 Great Rimfire Training Pistols.
While trips to the range have returned with more regularity in 2021, the costs associated with doing so have not necessarily returned to pre-pandemic conditions. But don’t let the current economic climate deter you from planning a great outing with your gal pals! Here are 7 Ways to Cust Costs During a Day at the Range.
While you’re at the range, it’s always a good idea to remind yourself and practice the fundamentals of good shooting. Most of the fundamentals of shooting are essentially functions of hand/eye coordination, and most of them apply equally for women and men. However, there are some elements of shooting that go way beyond your contact with the gun's trigger and grip. Specifically, what about your shooting stance? Is the proper shooting stance different for women than it is for men? In this episode of Smith & Wesson's GUNSMARTS series, pro shooter Julie Golob demonstrates the hows and whys of a good stance.