I have made it clear that I am but a novice, especially compared with many, many people in the gun world. I have been reading some of Rebecca’s Guns blog – she is only a couple years into her journey, but has so much to share. She has some great advice for ladies in the gun world (she has A LOT more tips here):
1. You’re better at this than you think you are. Stick with it. Try not to get discouraged.
2. Focus on the fun. Gun safety is serious, but shooting guns is just plain, dumb fun. Don’t get overwhelmed by all that tactical operator, extreme carbine, pistol manipulation, super ninja, gun nut stuff. You’re not going to be La Femme Nikita right off the bat. (But seriously, some of that gun nut stuff is pretty rad and you should check it out on YouTube. You’ll like it).
3. Even though you don’t see many people in the gun world like you, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for you or that you aren’t providing a valuable perspective.
4. When your real-life friends and family give you horrified looks after you tell them you own guns, just smile sweetly and be patient. You know you’re not crazy, they know you’re not crazy. It will all work itself out.