The Idaho Women of Caliber is an all female shooting club, that was launched in 2013 and has been growing.
Today, the group has 120 women who gather to practice gun safety.
According to the National Sporting Goods Association’s Annual Sports Participation Report, the number of women who practice target shooting increased nearly 36 percent from 4.31 million to 5.86 million between 2004 and 2014, while the number of women participating in hunting increased 23 percent from 2.68 million to 3.3 million.
The club aims to teach and show women how guns can be used as a tool.
“At first women can be a little scared but we introduce them to the mechanics of the gun,” said Corie Dursteler, founder.
The group doesn’t teach courses directly, however, they attend a variety of shooting classes which are covered by a membership fee.
Men have even started supporting women who want to learn.
Guns N’ Gear assistant manager, Troy Harris, said, ” I think it’s a great idea for women to be shooting.”
Women of Caliber hold one meeting per month, and the next meeting will be Jan. 26. The club will be teaching basic handgun practices at Guns and Gear.
All levels of experience are welcome. If your interested in finding out more about the club visit http://idahowoc.wix.com/womenofcaliber.