We are seeing a lot more women buying guns, carrying guns, and shooting in competition. This is A Good Thing.
In the world of women’s empowerment, the last bastion of “Susie Housewife Mentality” has been the last stereotype to fall. “Let the Man Of The House manage the checkbook and do the voting and be the sole breadwinner” has been gone for a long time, but “Guns are only for men” is a BS stereotype that seems to still be with us, though fortunately it’s on its last legs.
Two recent events in Florida underscore this. Lena Miculek won the Florida Open in PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine) competition – not just “high lady,” but beating all the men present. This young woman is the daughter of two great champions: Kay Clark-Miculek, who has won countless shooting titles in her own right, and world champion and modern shooting legend Jerry Miculek.
Meanwhile, my first MAG-40 class of the year in North Florida saw one of the females in class come in as overall top shot. Shannon Pable, shooting a Glock 19 MOS with an SRO Carry Optic, shot a perfect 300/300 on the sixty-shot police style qualification on the last day.
The FOG (Fat Old Geezer) who writes this blog applauds these outcomes.