Handgun Shooting Basics For Women In Wyoming

Women And Handgun Shooting Wyoming WY

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 Wyoming, 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 Wyoming, 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 Wyoming?

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 Wyoming 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 Wyoming. 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 Wyoming

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 Wyoming 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 Wyoming, 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 Wyoming that may be best suited for you. Happy shooting!

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The Wyoming state constitution states: “The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be denied.”

According to the Office of the Attorney General of Wyoming, Wyoming state law provides for the issuance of concealed carry firearm permits, (CCW) As a "shall issue" state, the local sheriff's office is required to issue a permit upon request, unless there is a valid reason to deny (such as violent felony conviction). A Wyoming permit is valid for 5 years.

Wyoming also recognizes concealed firearms permits from states with similar licensing requirements (subject to frequent review and revision), which currently includes: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.

Wyoming is not in agreement the current administration; The Wyoming House of Representatives passed two bills in 2013 geared toward protecting or expanding gun rights in the state, including one aimed at nullifying some of the new federal gun restrictions proposed by the Obama administration.

Wyoming has a self-defense law based on the castle doctrine, and is a “Stand Your Ground” state. However, the stand your ground provision only applies when persons are within their own home. The law does not excuse crime victims from a duty to retreat outside the home. Under Wyoming’s law, deadly force is justified when a person has a reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury due to the actions of an intruder. The law provides criminal and civil immunity to persons who use deadly force under those very strict circumstances.

Wyoming In 2013 members of the Wyoming state House gave initial approval to a bill that would nullify any gun laws passed by the U.S. Congress pertaining to extended magazines or semi-automatic weapons. The move the Wyoming legislature believes is not only unconstitutional, but it is thus far unnecessary: Congress has yet to pass any new gun laws for Wyoming to attempt to nullify, a very interesting state of affairs, To keep track of the political landscape and interaction between Wyoming and the US Congress become a member of US Precision Defense. 

~regin~ Dating back to 2011 Wyoming has allowed its residents to carry concealed weapons without permits. The law was at the time strongly supported by gun rights advocates, and still is to this day.  When the law was passed Wyoming joined Alaska, Arizona and Vermont in allowing its citizens to carry concealed handguns without undergoing background checks or firearms training.

Wyoming became the fourth state to affirm the right of its citizens to carry a concealed firearm without a special government-issued license. Wyoming’s CCW laws states that Wyoming “Shall Issue to Residents Only” which means that the issuing official SHALL issue a permit to a Wyoming resident if they meet all of the legal requirements. Non-Wyoming residents are not eligible for the Wyoming Concealed Weapon License. Although no CCW permit is required to carry concealed, the state still issues CCW’s for the purpose of reciprocity with other states.

Wyoming has the highest ratio per capita of gun ownership in the country, and as such has over recent years become the focal point of politicians all over the country, especially anti-gun liberals who have been known on several occasions to use gun data from Wyoming to twist the facts and distort the truth. Luckily, the residents of Wyoming have not been swayed from their support of the 2nd amendment.

In response to current threats from the Federal Government on banning firearms, firearms accessories and ammunition, States are beginning to take action to hold the Federal Government to its constitutional limits under the 2nd Amendment and Wyoming is at the forefront of this fight.

Wyoming Rep. Kendell Kroeker stated; “We need the second amendment because it is the protection for all of our other rights. Without it, those rights have no protection,”

Will the great state of Wyoming stomp the Feds and any donkey or elephant that infringes on the great Second Amendment? The answer is a resounding YES! This past year and in recent month the Wyoming legislature has sent a very loud and clear message to Washington, do not infringe on our second amendment rights, we will push back, and it is your responsibility to up hold the constitution, if you wont we will.  Follow this and all gun rights issues on US Precision Defense. 

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