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It is pink but it is not a gun!

I never said I didn’t like pink stuff, I just said I don’t like pink guns.

Here is the coolest new tool we all have to have! A PINK UpLULA!! If you don’t have one, and you shoot a semi-auto pistol, you are missing out. This ammo loader is the best thing since sliced bread! It makes loading a breeze. The fact that it is pink is even better! Not only does it make a statement, but you can easily find it in your range bag, and the guys won’t steal it.

When I was qualifying for my Texas CHL instructor license, I used my black (YAWN) UpLULA to load. The instructor made a comment about loading like a girl. Yeah, but I was done in half the time of the guys who were so macho they had to load manually!

You can get your very own cool pink UpLULA from http://babeswithbullets.com. It is a great idea for a gift for your BSF (best shooting friend) too!

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A women’s pistol league in Las Vegas!!

YIPEE! After looking around at the various indoor ranges in Las Vegas, I talked with the guys who run American Shooters (http://americanshooters.com/). The owners of the range are all about having a great place for the people of Metro Vegas to shoot; the range is comfortable, the store has all the goodies one would hope for with a nice range. They loved the idea of a women’s league at the range!

Since I am a member of DIVA WOW (http://www.divawow.org/), a GREAT women only organization committed to women shooters and outdoor activities, I wanted to have the Las Vegas league be a part of the DIVA WOW network of leagues throughout the country. American Shooters was all for the idea!

The league will get to shoot after the store and range close, so we will have the whole place to ourselves! This will give us the opportunity to do some fun shooting, improve our skills, and not have any distractions. I can’t wait!

We are putting the finishing touches on the details, and hope to have the first league start in May. If you know of a woman who is interesting in pistol shooting, whether she has never had a pistol in her hand, or is a pro, let her know about our plans, and stay tuned. Details will be coming shortly!

Who says girls can’t shoot?

My Hanai granddaughter was here from Hawaii  recently with the rest of her family. Shelby will be 12 in a few weeks, and is a little small for her age. Her brother is a high school junior, big and strapping. They both wanted to learn to shoot, so I was happy to make that happen.

We did the entire NRA pistol class, from safety to dismantling a Glock 9mm. I didn’t cut any slack with the written test either. Shelby was fully engaged and fun throughout the whole classroom experience. It was then time for the range!

As I said, she is a little small, so the table on the range came almost to her shoulders! Just as we practiced, Shelby loaded the .22 ammo into the magazine. She needed a little help the first time with getting the mag all the way into the mag well and making sure it was fully engaged. After the first time, she had it down perfectly!

So, the .22 pistol was in her hand, and she decided she was scared. We talked through it for just a few minutes, and she pointed that little pistol down range. With a perfect squeeze, the first round was on the paper! Her eyes were as big as saucers, and her smile so big that every one of those braces sparkled! Just like I had hoped, she got the bug! She shot over 100 rounds, and you can see her results! She did great from 3 yards and even 7 yards! She is now an NRA certified junior pistol shooter.

Her big brother got to shoot the 9mm Glock and grand dads prized .45 Kimber. Shelby out shot him!! Just goes to show you….girls can shoot!

By the way, she even out shot her Dad! Maybe we have a future Annie Oakley here!