Who's Best Shot Men or Women?

Fat BillyFat Billy Senior MemberPosts: 1,813 Senior Member
Go to: fox5atlanta.com and check out the results of a pol on Face Book of who is a better shot. Look on the local news tab and scroll down to see the article and how to vote. I'll agree women are easier to teach because they don't have the built in cowboy complex. Story is interesting. Vote away!:yesno: Later,
Fat Billy

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,837 Senior Member
    Over the years, I've found that women who want to shoot are more receptive to instruction and end up being better shots that guys....and yes, the lack of ego is a big part of it.
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,508 Senior Member
    Of all the Soldiers I have instructed, I have found that women are better shooters...Female Soldiers with a MOS that allows them to play in the band, shoot better durring CQC than Male Soldiers of a comparable MOS.
    "To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,466 Senior Member
    Look up the records of all shooting disciplines. Where are the women?
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • tjsvet50tjsvet50 Member Posts: 147 Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Over the years, I've found that women who want to shoot are more receptive to instruction and end up being better shots that guys....and yes, the lack of ego is a big pat of it.

    I have a cousin in the area near Soctt. She had never shot a handgun before.I had at the time, a Buckmark and a .38 S&W. I showed her how to align sights on the target, and she got ALL ten .22s in the X ring, as well as 4 of 5 38s in the center. She had no preconceived notions or ideas of how to aim or shoot. I set up a second target and she repeated the performance, with one improvement. She got all 5 38s in the X ring. We went to a local gun shop and I got her a 380. She shoots regularly, and is quite, quite good with it. Scott-remember Anne?
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,837 Senior Member
    tjsvet50 wrote: »
    Scott-remember Anne?

    Sure do...she and the wife still talk occasionally...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,508 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    Look up the records of all shooting disciplines. Where are the women?

    Seriously? We all know they were sent back to the Kitchen....Why put their names in a book, they shouldn't be reading.

    If My wife sees this, I won't be typing for a while....
    "To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,466 Senior Member
    Seriously? We all know they were sent back to the Kitchen....Why put their names in a book, they shouldn't be reading.

    If My wife sees this, I won't be typing for a while....

    Look at the womens record on a shooting discipline. Then look up the mens record in the same......
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,056 Senior Member
    All things being equal, my money would be on the woman.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    While women in general tend to learn faster and get better quicker, they don't tend to take to competitive shooting like men do. So as a whole women tend to get better quicker but in the long run SOME men tend to take to it a lot more seriously.

    This ^

    The gears turn faster on women from my experience. But, if a guy actually gets into gear, they seem to take it to a higher level of capability. Physical design tends to allow the man to run a gun better. If they can train their brain first.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,379 Senior Member
    Most definitely the woman.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "It's far easier to start out learning to be precise and then speeding up, than it is having never "mastered" the weapon, and trying to be precise." - Dan C
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,583 Senior Member
    My wife is pretty good at shooting down anything I think is fun, does that count?
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,056 Senior Member
    I tell you what-- I remember my parents coming back from "range dates" with my step-dad all pissed off because my mom would mop the floor with him. When me and my brothers got a bit older and started to hold our own while shooting, mom would come through and smoke us-- clays, revolvers, pistols, rifles. It didn't matter. My mom is one bad mother behind a trigger!
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,903 Senior Member
    Jerm:
    That happened in our family, too; but, the funny thing is Mom, also,
    out shot Dad's army reserve unit that day, also.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    I did lots of remedial Instruction for qualification for NYCPD, especially female desk jockeys that were dumped without ceremony onto the streets, at that time female Officers were flunked and not helped much, these were serious students that wanted to learn, and I never had even one student that did not pass with flying colors, in fact some of them became serious competition on various teams and the local bowling pin shoots once the shooting bug bit them.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
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