Guy Things?

Many women may believe they can’t become a proficient shooter and those activities are primarily a guy thing. Some women might say a man carries a gun so he can feel tough and not have to back down from any confrontation. And they would be wrong. It’s just the opposite. When I carry, I’m Mr. Emily Post. Being polite but confident can reduce the chances you’ll need to use your gun and your de-escalation efforts will play better for you in court. Further, superior upper-body strength is not necessary to align the sights and press the trigger, or for anything else related to becoming effective with a firearm.

As any firearms instructor will tell you, most women make better students than most men. Typically women don’t arrive for the first lesson believing they know all sorts of things and already can do everything right. They’re there to learn something new and keep their minds open for it. Learn something here gents.

Many women (and men) have told me they could never shoot someone, therefore they would never use a firearm in self-defense. Instead of focusing on how awful it would be to shoot a vicious attacker — just imagine the alternative. And then pick one. You can be counted as another useless statistic or you can choose to give yourself a fighting chance. I’m not minimizing the personal decision to use lethal force when necessary, but it’s true — the predator needs to be shot. And, it’s entirely the fault of the predator.

I believe if you’re in the business of violent attack, getting killed should be an occupational hazard. If a life of thuggery was wrought with danger, most of those cowards would choose other careers. So, the best we can do is to make attacking us a perilous affair. See the logic?