I used to be more of a rifle girl than a pistol girl.

I grew up around guns, but my experience was mostly with hunting. We spent a lot of time on the range, but it was mostly sighting in our hunting rifles or practicing shooting clay pigeons with our shotguns. I LOVE hunting. It’s one of my favorite activities to do with my family.

Here's me with my favorite hunting rifle- the Winchester .270 short mag

Here’s me with my favorite hunting rifle- the Winchester .270 short mag

Now, my dad does have a few pistols, and I did shoot them a few times growing up, but he’s not much of a pistol guy. As much fun as my family has with guns, we mostly use them practically.

Fast forward a decade or so- I just took my first pistol class, a CCW class through The Jackson Hole Shooting Experience. As I was taught the basics of personal defense and how to safely and effectively use a handgun, I fell in love. Not only is it a skill that is important to me in self defense, but it is also a challenging and entertaining skill to develop just for fun! I’m really enjoying working with High Caliber Women and honing my skills. I think pistols will be a lifelong love of mine!

Getting to know a new handgun- the .50 caliber Desert Eagle. It's to big to carry concealed, but it's sure fun to shoot!

Getting to know a new handgun- the .50 caliber Desert Eagle. It’s to big to carry concealed, but it’s sure fun to shoot!

If you’re new to pistols like me, you might find this article on life saving tips for new shooters interesting. It helped me to understand what the next steps in my handgun journey might be!

http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/life-saving-tips-for-new-shooters

-Ashleigh Allan

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One thought on “I used to be more of a rifle girl than a pistol girl.

  1. Pingback: Great post from our friends at High Caliber Women! | Jackson Hole Shooting Experience

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