At the SHOT 2023 media day, Angela Salzmann, sound engineer for our Gun Tests video crew, got a quick lesson in how to get fitted for a bow from Erica Lulloff, archery instructor with Shoot Like a Girl.
Shoot Like A Girl was established in 2008, and launched in 2009 with a mission to grow the number of women who participate in shooting sports by empowering them with confidence. The first five years focused on archery. The concept was if women could try to shoot a bow, they would love the feeling they get from shooting and join the sport. They developed a process called Test Shots, and in five years Shoot Like A Girl put bows in the the hands of nearly 3,500 women and grew the number of women archers!
December 2013, Shoot Like a Girl added Firearms Test Shots where women can shoot a 9mm pistol, .223 rifle with the use of a military grade firearms simulation system and they continued their Test Flights program with a live archery range. The trailer highlights the fact that shooting sports is a viable option for people with physical challenges and/or regardless of physical fitness level.
Since 2008, more than 27,000 women have participated in the program.