Shoot Like a Girl have released their impressive Q3 2022 report, showing that they continue to make a lasting impact on the shooting industry by reaching record attendance with nearly 1,500 participants. Reaching a wide range of beginner and expert shooters, the Sea to Shining Sea tour covered more than 4,000 miles, opening the door for women to build confidence and expand their shooting skills.
“As we approach almost 15 years of Shoot Like A Girl, we are thrilled with what we have seen in 2022 and the third quarter of this year,” said Karen Butler, founder and president of Shoot Like A Girl. “Turnout has been incredible as we meet the need for public safety and community outreach while providing a fun experience. We are honored to be a part of this incredible impact and continue to work to empower women, families and communities across the country as we look ahead to the fourth quarter and 2023.”
Shoot Like A Girl made a lot of noise this quarter, bringing its mobile range to Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores in Lehi, Utah; Auburn Hills, Michigan; Columbus, Ohio; Hamburg, Pennsylvania; Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Mountain Fest in Park City, Utah. Hosting a pheasant hunt for Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Club Signature Experience and an industry hunt with Beretta, women across the country experienced the powerful impact of connecting with nature from the Shoot Like A Girl team.
The results of the report showed the exponential growth and immense need for trust in the world of shooting sports. Before participating in the tour, 55% of attendees had positive attitudes towards firearms, while 42% expressed better attitudes after connecting with Shoot Like A Girl. Local defense took the lead with the intended purpose of owning or training with a firearm, with recreational transportation, in and out of the corps following close behind. Of the tour visitors who made a commitment to buy a firearm, 70% made a commitment to sell a pistol, 22% a rifle and 14% a shotgun. After shooting bows in the Shoot Like A Girl trailer, 33% of attendees planned to purchase one or more bows.
“I had brought with me my twin daughters who will be 21 in December. This is something that I feel is important for women to understand these days,” Melissa said of the tour’s location in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. “This year for her birthday, we will all take a training class, get our permits and buy our first firearms. This event took a lot of the anxiety out of the process and really allowed them to decide for themselves.”
As Shoot Like A Girl reflects on this amazing quarter, these impressive numbers and successful events were made possible by the overwhelming support of women in the shooting industry. The team continues to foster a love of the sport through education and empowerment as they look towards the end of 2022 and beyond.
About Shoot like a girl
As an industry leader, Shoot Like A Girl® is an event marketing company committed to increasing the number of women and families who participate in shooting sports by empowering them with confidence. The Shoot Like A Girl trailer travels to cities across the United States, giving attendees the opportunity to shoot guns, rifles, and bows in a fun, safe, and comfortable environment. These events utilize InVeris Training Solutions’ state-of-the-art military-grade firearms simulator and Shoot Like A Girl diligently promotes firearm safety and ethical hunting for women and their families, creating new outdoor enthusiasts. for generations to come. The event is free to every guest thanks to Shoot Like A Girl’s generous corporate partners, including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Beretta, GLOCK, Taurus, TrueTimber, Walker’s, Black Rifle Coffee Company, Federal Ammunition, InVeris Training Solutions, Ruger, Colt, Magpul, Savage Arms, Springfield Armory, Walther, FN America, Heckler & Koch, Smith & Wesson, Mossberg, UMAREX, GTM Original, CrossBreed Holsters, Birchwood Casey, GPS Bags, TekMat, TruGlo, NAP, Apex Gear, Stealth Cam , Muddy , Wildgame Innovations, Hunter Specialties, ZeroTrace, Avian X, Flextone, HME, Hawk, Skull Hooker, Cold Steel, Thermacell, SABER, LaCrosse Footwear, SOG, Upper Canyon Outfitters, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Cousins, Gold Tip Arrows, Vortex Optics, Dead Down Wind, Moultrie Mobile, Hornady, Mathews, Hoyt, Bear Archery, MTN OPS, NSSF’s Project ChildSafe, USCCA, S & S Outdoors, The WON, Archery 360 and Bowhunting 360.