When there’s gunpowder in the air because hundreds of rounds have rocketed downrange, and when the sun is beating down on you and your black gun and your instructor is commanding you to push those shots faster and faster, it gets intense. Some people might cringe. Some might be driven to compete more against others on the line. Some might quit because now the instructor is yelling. Eight of us stood our ground, wiped the sweat off our brows and crouched again to deliver center of mass shots to our paper targets. It was us against them – the imaginary bad guys, miscreants, in front of us and made of paper and wood.
And, we threw in a move or two sideways, and hustled downrange on command. We were the first group of women to be invited to Winchester Ammunition’s “Ladies Only” Personal Defense Media Event.