For all you gentlemen who read this blog, I thought I'd let you know that there is a rumbling building underneath your feet. Right now, as we speak.
That rumbling is the final build up to the Explosion of Female Shooters that will be the Brownell's Lady 3 Gun Pro-Am Challenge in Covington, GA next week.
Even as we speak, OVER TWO HUNDRED women from across the country are gathering their gear, packing their ammo, and checking airline reservations. They are also excitedly posting introductions to a closed Facebook group created just for these competitors.
For most of these women, myself included, this event means so much more than just being a competitor, however. This is about accomplishing personal goals, learning new skills, meeting new friends and drawing attention to the increasing numbers of women entering the shooting sports.
The excitement is already evident on Facebook, as these women introduce and post photos of themselves, share "my first match" and "my worst flub" stories with new shooters, and establish comraderie before they have ever met on a squad. There is even a writer/blogger meet-up being planned. If you have a favorite female gun writer, chances are that she will be shooting and covering this event, so watch for it.
The sponsor support of this event has been overwhelming, and the prize table is stacking up - be jealous, guys. Be VERY jealous! It's THAT big.
So, after you finish cheering for your favorite 3 Gun Pro series Shoot-off competitor this weekend, start watching your newsfeed next week for updates on Lady 3-Gun. It's going to be a BLAST!
Excuse me now, because I have packing to do... :-)