Jerry's Sporting Goods in Horner recently hosted the first National Rifle Association Women On Target Women Only Instructional Shooting Clinic for Randolph, Tucker, Lewis, Upshur, Barbour, Pendleton, Grant, Hardy and Pocahontas counties.
On July 21, women of all ages came together for a day of instruction and hands-on shooting exercises, topped off with a fun shoot.
Women On Target clinics provide the opportunity, encouragement, support, camaraderie and mentorship that help women understand and get involved in the shooting sports. In 2011, 352 Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinics were conducted nationwide with 9,450 American women benefiting from firearms safety training. Salem Rifle & Pistol Club in Salem and Gunsmoke Pistol Range in Beckley are the only other West Virginia entities that have conducted Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinics.
Women of all ages gather for a day of instruction and hands-on shooting exercises at Jerry’s Sporting Goods in Horner, as part of a National Rifle Association Women On Target Women Only Instructional Shooting Clinic.
Designed primarily for beginning shooters or those who want to learn and experience a different type of firearm, most clinics focus on basic, recreational shooting sports and present marksmanship as a fun, safe skill sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
The clinic was directed and instructed by NRA certified pistol instructors/range safety officers Cynthia Cleland and Lorie Doll, assisted by Roger Doll, Becky Critchfield and NRA certified pistol instructor/range safety officer Alan Cleland.
For information about hosting or attending a NRA Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinic, anyone interested can contact Cleland at 304-622-1195, Lorie Doll at 304-873-3523 or visit www.nrahq.org/women/isc/index.asp.
The NRA certified pistol instructors/range safety officers also are available for private instruction.