Women in the United States continue to join in the shooting sports at increasing numbers, proving that firearms culture isn’t just a boy’s club, but a way of life for everyone.

For nearly a decade, the number of females participating in shooting sports has increased in nearly every category, including hunting, target shooting and muzzleloading.

Just this past weekend, two female freshmen from WVU’s rifle team followed in teammate Ginny Thrasher’s footsteps, as Morgan Phillips and Milica Babic won individual in smallbore and air rifle at the 2017 NCAA Rifle Championships, leading the Mountaineers to a fifth consecutive title.

WVU's Morgan Phillips (Photo courtesy/WVU)

Heading into this year’s NCAA Rifle championships, the top-ranked team in the country was the rifle team of Texas Christian University – comprised of all women. The ladies of the Horned Frogs’ squad finished second to WVU.


The rise of women in the shooting sports has inspired countless younger females to learn, train and excel in new ways, finding powerful new role models winning in a traditionally male-dominated field.

Competitive shooting events like 3-Gun, IDPA, USPSA, steel matches and other disciplines are showcasing female stars that routinely bring home titles with their incredible skills. Competitors like Gabby Franco, Jessie Duff, Julie Golob, Maggie Reese, Janna Reeves and Lena Miculek have proven their mettle in competition and become the faces of the companies that sponsor them.


by Jason J. Brown - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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