Lady 3-Gun Slot

I’ve got my slot for Lady 3-Gun!! I’m #28 -I’m so excited!

Even more exciting actually, is that the event is well on the way to selling out. Registration has been open for about 72 hours as of this writing, and I see name #193 on the squadding list. I’m so happy to be able to participate in this “First” for women’s shooting sports!

It also is going to give me a boot in the pants to shake off my winter Blah’s and get geared up for Spring shooting! I’ve only got one 3-Gun match under my belt so far, so I definitely need to get out there and find some club matches. There are plenty of pistol matches, but so far the nearest 3-Gun matches are almost 3 hours away. Looks like I’ll be taking some long weekends LOL! Anybody want to come with me? I snore though – be forewarned.

There is so much that I don’t know yet, and so much I need to work on. I have no idea how to properly use a sling… and will I even need one? I’ve not yet fired slugs with my shotgun. I need to get a better scope for my rifle. I need to work on shotgun reloads —- and settle on a technique for that matter. Now that my M2 Baby has come back all pretty and smooth from her trip to the gun spa , I have no excuses.

The Youtube videos and demonstrations for shotgun reloads are legion. What I originally learned was a weak-hand reload, working by feel coming up from underneath. But, I’m admittedly not very good at it. I did at least go ahead and order a nine-pack of 12 ga. dummy rounds to practice with, but I haven’t even decided if I want a strong hand or weak hand reload if I’m going to try to switch. What I really need for shotgun is a THIRD hand, but since that isn’t an anatomical reality, and I don’t think Brownell’s carries bionic spares, I’ll just have to make a choice. LOL

Then there is my physical condition. I recall feeling quite weighed down with all that gear last summer. Perhaps my first step to getting ready should be to get back into a walking and/or weight program. I mean apparently dragging the laundry up and down two flights of steps isn’t enough. Hours in the day — can I order some more of those, too? How about Ambition? (The Christmas tree just got disassembled and put back in the basement tonight – LOL, don’t judge me!)

So much to do, and that means more “Parts and Pieces” too. Gawd, the parts and pieces to this sport…..
… but more on that later.

  1. Chris Mueller

    February 12, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Hello! We were at the Michigan camp together last summer. I'm curious how you got into handgun competition. Id like to try it. Did you see the post on the BwB FB page regarding a shoot in Michigan. Sheila was looking for BwB alumni for a squad. Enjoying your posts.

  2. Dr. LateBloomer

    February 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Hi Chris!
    I got started just feeling my way in the dark about 5 years ago. I googled the websites for USPSA and IDPA, and used their search function to find a club match near me. Once I found that, there is almost always a contact email, so I emailed the contact (it's often the Match Director), explained that I was a new shooter and described what kind of training I had received thus far. I then asked what their advice was for my first match at their club – how early to come, what equipment I should bring, etc. I was lucky and got great guidance that way. They even assigned me a "buddy" to walk through the match with me and explain things as we went.

    I know that not everybody gets that lucky for their first pistol match, but I wanted to not only have myself as prepared as possible, but also to have them know I was coming, to make it as easy for everybody as possible.

    I'm sure if you live in Michigan that Sheila will be able to help get you started as well.
    Good Luck, and thanks for reading!!

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