Ok, this might not be the image you conjure in your mind when the word “camp” is mentioned….
Babes With Bullets Camp, Steamboat Springs, CO June 2012
Steamboat Springs was host to another Babes With Bullets Camp, www.babeswithbullets.com, last month. Smith & Wesson, www.smith-wesson.com, is the primary sponsor of the camps as you can see by the camp loaner guns, which are M&P 9mms, provided by S&W, equipped with our HIVIZ sights.
The camp had 30 women in attendance, anywhere from 20 years old to their mid- 60s. We had beginners who had never touched a gun just wanting to get started, to a few competitors wanting to hone their skills, and some with personal life experiences that brought them to camp wanting to learn more about safe gun handling. As always, the “dream-team” of instructors were there! IPSC style shooting was the focus, first day is simple gun handling, safety, holster use, etc. before the ladies are moved on to “Bill Drills”, transitioning between targets, and movement and timing on regular IPSC stages.
And no, this wasn’t a camper trying to sneak off the line. Camp Director, Deb Ferns was getting a little encouragement /pat on the back for a job well done from Instructor Judy Wooley.
Deb makes sure the ladies have fun during their instruction and of course there is a “Princess” Bullseye shooter title to be had for the lady with the tightest shot group.
Of course our accommodations were over the top here also, but with views like this who would have cared?
The camps are a great avenue for women wanting to get some intensive training from the elite shooters like Kay Miculek and Lisa Munson, and a host of other top shooting instructors on their team, with some quality equipment and accessories to learn on.