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Written by Debbie Pavloff, V-P Women of the ISRPA   
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 19:05

Hello. Hope you are enjoying the cool fall weather and that all is well with you and your family. I just have a couple of things to write about this issue.

First, I would like everyone to go to Facebook and like our page, Indiana Girls with Guns. We just got it set up and are planning to list shooting events for women in Indiana. If they are just over the state line, we will probably try to list those also for Indiana women living near those areas. If you have news of an event for women shooters, you can leave a message or status and let everyone who has liked the page know when and where it will be and how to register. It is a work in progress so bear with us until we get it up running good. It should be an exciting adventure for us and we hope that you will enjoy the content on it too. If you have any ideas, we would love to hear them and see if we can implement them.  So please, get over to Facebook and like our page.

The other thing I wanted to mention and I know I’ve written about it before is the Appleseed Project. They are an organization that is promoting a mix of marksmanship and history. As you learn to shoot your rifle you also learn about the events surrounding April 19, 1775 in Lexington and Concord and will learn what the expression “the shot heard round the world” is all about. It is a family affair which enables moms and dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles to shoot with their children and nieces and nephews. Usually the kids get to shoot for free and there is a charge for the adults to shoot. Let me tell you it is worth what you pay and you get more than your money’s worth. You can go to AppleseedUSA.org or rwva.org to see schedules of upcoming shoots and other information.

I bring this up again because I just went on my second Appleseed shoot September 15 in Rochester. Since it was a Lady Appleseed my cost was only $10. Women, if you want to learn how to shoot a rifle in a comfortable atmosphere with no stress and have just a wonderful day, you really need to check out a Lady Appleseed shoot. The only men that would be there would be the Appleseed instructors. Otherwise, it is women only. I was the only lady to attend this particular shoot, but we shot anyway, you still get all the instruction; how to breath, how to sight in, what NPOA stands for, how to use a sling, how to get in the different position-prone, sitting and standing, how to breathe when you are firing. You learn everything you need to shoot your rifle and it is amazing how well you end up shooting. On top of all the instruction, you get a history lesson on the Revolutionary War. You would think that would be boring but it is not. The instructors know how to tell the story and it isn’t the same dusty story you learned in school. It is so much better.

So in closing, I ask that you go to Face book and like our new page for women shooters and then you go to AppleseedUSA.org or rwva.org to see what the Appleseed project entails and when there are upcoming shoots for families or for women only. Until next time, happy shooting.