Top Gun Shooting Sports Range, a shooting range based in Taylor, MI is gearing up for an event that has quickly become one of their biggest days of the year. One day per year, they offer free training to the highest growing segment of the concealed carry population, women.
This is the sixth year of this program and according to Detroit firearm instructor Rick Ector it could be their biggest yet. Ector said that the program has grown immensely since the first year he offered the training when about 50 women showed up. Last year there were 400 women involved, and could be as many as 600 this year, according to Ector.
“Six years ago, I saw a story about a woman whose body was discarded, and I thought ‘someone should do something.’ Then I thought, ‘why don’t I do it?’”
This was the quote that Ector gave when asked by “The Detroit News” about his reasoning behind putting on this event.
Ector also added that, “You’re seeing more and more women arming themselves. If giving women a free lesson by a credentialed professional translates into women just trying it, it’ll be a productive use of my time.”
The training that Top Gun is offering will show women necessary gun safety, how to load a pistol, and will include a live fire section in which the ladies will fire 21 rounds before the end of the day.
Top Gun’s event is going on on May 21, at Top Gun Shooting Sports Range at 22050 Pennsylvania Rd. in Taylor.
For more information on the event, you can check out Top Gun’s Facebook event page for the shooting event.
And for any ladies looking to attend a class or are otherwise interested in the concealed carry lifestyle, make sure you have a proper holster to carry your gun in, like this one from “Lethal Lace.” It is a holster designed specifically for women who wish to carry every day and still stick to their feminine fashion.