Handgun Shooting Basics For Women In Connecticut

Women And Handgun Shooting Connecticut CT

Woman Shotgun ShooterShooting is most definitely a thrilling hobby, as well as a means of protecting oneself. There is an extraordinary adrenaline rush, and a sense of pride, and then you do it over again. It’s incredibly exciting. It’s important that women become comfortable using firearms in Connecticut, since guns are some of the best means of protecting themselves against intruders and attackers. One of the best ways to go about turning shooting into a hobby, rather than something strictly for self-defense is to learn about recreational shooting activities in Connecticut, There is Practical Shooting; IDPA shooting that simulates self-defense and real life style encounters.

There is Shotgun competitions, Then there is the extremely exciting sport of 3 – Gun Shooting where your shoot a sporting rifle usually built on an AR – platform, a Shotgun, and an semi-auto pistol. There are also; Action, Silhouette, and Precision shooting competitions. If this is not enough there are also several very specific types of shooting competitions where just Rifles and Shotguns are used. 

New Women Shooters; Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun: What’s the Difference In Connecticut?

Julie, Top Woman CompetitorIt can be a bit confusing to keep these terms separate, especially when you’re in conversation with a gun expert in Connecticut who just prattles on and on! When you’re trying to figure out which type of firearm would work best for your home and/or personal self-defense, it’s important to be able to make an informed decision. Here’s a quick run-down to help you out:

A handgun is a firearm designed to be handheld, in either one or both hands. This can be a Pistol (Semi-auto) or a revolver. Handguns are much more suited to home and especially for personal defense. This is what you would carry around during your daily activities if you get a concealed carry permit in Connecticut. The barrel is much shorter than both a rifle and shotgun, as it’s designed to be held with one or both hands, rather than placed against your shoulder. Most pistol barrels are grooved in a similar manner to that of rifles.

Rifles and Shotguns for New Women Shooters In Connecticut

A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, A rifle barrel is long and has thick walls with spiral grooves cut into the bore. This grooved pattern is referred to as “rifling”. This is one of the best guns for shooting recreationally. With the proper training in Connecticut and choice of a rifle such as one on an AR – Platform it can be used for both sport and home defense. Rifles are very versatile and it is highly recommended that any woman wanting to learn to shoot a handgun should seriously consider adding a rifle into her training program.

A shotgun (also known as a scattergun and pepper gun,) is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder, which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number of small spherical pellets called shot, or a solid projectile called a slug. The shotgun barrel is long and made of thin steel that is smooth on the inside to allow the shot to glide down the barrel without friction since it doesn’t have to withstand quite as much pressure. It’s similar to that of a rifle barrel. This is good for home defense in Connecticut, but be careful of your surroundings. Often, the sound alone of a shotgun “Racking” is formidable enough to make an intruder think twice.

This page outlines just the very basics of the types of firearms in Connecticut that may be best suited for you. Happy shooting!

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Connecticut State Constitutional Provision: “Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.”

Connecticut, by law, is a May-Issue state, as state statutes contain a suitability clause for the issuance of a Connecticut State Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers. This means state and local authorities have some of the broadest powers in the nation to deny, delay issuance of, or revoke a permit. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012, Connecticut passed gun laws in April 2013 that made it amongst the most restrictive in the country.

One Connecticut gun manufacturer is making good on its promise to move in response to the state's new firearm regulations, and others say they may follow as dozens of states recruit them with reduced taxes, cheaper living costs and loans on easy terms. "It's night and day from Connecticut," said PTR Chief Executive Josh Fiorini, who said the company had fielded offers from more than 40 other states. "The average local citizen here is excited about industrial jobs, coupled with an excitement about our product line. Everybody wants to talk to you. Everybody wants a gun."

As the Connecticut legislature starts to pat its self on the back for what they think was a job well done, I wonder if they even once thought of the financial backlash of lost jobs their actions will have on the state’s economy.  What do they say to the hundreds and possibly thousands of workers who already have and those that may lose their jobs when several of the state’s gun manufactures move to another state? Would they take the same action if it were their jobs on the line, a career politician, not in a million years!

The gun control battle has shifted from Capitol Hill to the states, where both sides have gone to court to challenge laws passed in the wake of December’s school shooting in Connecticut.

 On April 4, 2013 Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed the inappropriately named “Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety.” On May 22, 2013 a coalition of law-abiding gun owners led by the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen and the Connecticut Citizen’s Defense League, along with businesses and individuals, filed suit to strike down this new burden to lawful gun ownership. Most recently, a coalition of gun rights groups and supporters filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport against Connecticut’s new bans on military-style, semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines. The people are pushing back.

The “Constitution State’s” unconstitutional legislation is a wide-ranging attack on the Second Amendment that seeks to burden law-abiding gun owners. Learn more about Gun rights in Connecticut by Joining US Precision Defense. 

There is hope for pro-gun law abiding citizens in Connecticut; Although Democrats and progressives have claimed politicians who oppose gun control will lose their offices at the hands of angry, pro-gun control Americans in coming elections, a pro-gun Republican just won in Connecticut. It is the first time a Republican has held the seat in 40 years. Samuel Belsito won the Connecticut State Legislature's 53rd District in a special election to replace Democrat representative Bryan Hurlburt. Belsito's election runs 100% counter to the argument that pro-gun positions will hurt politicians in Connecticut.

The pro-gun groups in Connecticut are organizing and joining forces to protect their 2nd amendment rights; A coalition of gun owners and gun rights groups are suing the governor of Connecticut and other state officials, contending that sweeping gun control laws passed in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school are unconstitutional. “We feel that the law that was passed by the Connecticut State Legislature and then signed into law by Governor Dannel Malloy is unconstitutional and we seek to have the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution supersede the law that was passed”.

Hartford Courant; An estimated 1,000 gun owners amassed in a flag-waving, often raucous show of strength at the state Capitol as part of a national "Gun Appreciation Day" aimed at countering a growing political appetite for stricter gun-control laws. "They don't care about your rights. They don't care about your freedom. They only care about getting guns out of your hands to make you easier to control,"

Interesting point, Connecticut allows for guns in schools legally;  Backers of laws allowing concealed handguns in schools, colleges and other places where they are banned say they could deter or limit mass shootings, especially where only the gunman is armed. Connecticut law allows guns at public or private schools if the person has a firearm carrying permit and obtains school permission. Permit holders must be at least 21 and pass a criminal background test.

Connecticut has become the state that is being watched by not only Congress but the entire county. With recent legislation the state now has some of the most restrictive gun laws of any state in the country, and it has now come to the point that the legislature has gone too far in the view of many 2nd amendment rights advocates who are staring to gather support for changes in the law.  US Precision Defense tracks the changes of all states laws and political 2nd amendment movements and shares the data with all our members.