WOMEN LEARNING TO SHOOT: A GUIDE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Author: Diane Nicholl & Vicki Farnam
Publisher: DTI PUBLICATIONS, INC., May 2006
Hitting your target isn't luck, it's skill! From the student's point of view - particularly the female student. The techniques we have used to help 100s of women improve their shooting are here for you to learn. 144 pgs.
Hitting your target isn't luck, it's skill!
In this profusely-illustrated companion to the ground-breaking Women Learning To Shoot: A Law Enforcement Instructor's Guide, we switch to the student's point of view - particularly the female student. The techniques we have used to help hundreds of women improve their shooting are here for you to learn.
Our new book is different because it is written for women by women. We have listened, asked questions and observed how women learn to shoot for many years. Our students include women shooting a handgun for the first time to those with many years experience in law enforcement and the military. They share many of the same problems and frustrations, so do not feel like you are the only one struggling to hit the target!
Women differ in how they learn and how readily they develop new skills. We have found women tend to learn more quickly if the material is broken into several parts and is mastered one step at a time.
At the beginning of every class, we ask our students what their shooting problems are. The most frequent complaint is their lack of consistency. Sometimes they go to the range and shoot well and other times they do poorly. They cannot explain why this happens.
They do not fully understand what they need to do to accurately hit their target and they do not know why they miss. Our book provides the information you need to learn to make consistently accurate hits and to be able to self correct if you miss.
There are many things that can help or hinder accurate shooting. You will find shooting requires you to do several things all at the same time. Women are good at multi-tasking, given the proper instruction. We break shooting down into parts, thoroughly explain each one and describe how to put them together.
A Case History
A law enforcement officer with 15 years of shooting experience was often laughed at because of her poor performance. The grip she had been taught did not work with the gun she used. Every time she pressed the trigger, she pushed the front sight out of alignment.
Frustrated, she searched for help on her own and read our book, Teaching Women To Shoot: A Law Enforcement Instructor?s Guide. She learned how to modify her grip to hit more accurately. Now she can control the trigger and sights and consistently hit the target.
She has gone on to share her knowledge with other female officers as well as her instructor. She actually enjoys shooting now!