The popularity of sports shooting is on the rise, and the fastest growing group of new shooters is women. Once they’ve moved past simple, unstructured plinking at the gun range, girls with guns are finding that they want more of a challenge, and many are choosing to shoot competitively, attend regular disaster preparedness classes, or even teach. For this, they will need to invest in some basic tactical gear.
Here are five pieces of tactical gear that fit form and function:
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1. Tactical pants
are a must because they have multiple pockets. If girls with guns are shooting competitively, or taking competitive shooting classes, they will need tactical pants for extra magazines and other accessories. The knees of tactical pants are usually reinforced for shooting in kneeling positions or lying prone.
2. A tactical vest
usually has molle webbing, or special loops to facilitate the addition of magazine pouches and other tactical gear and supplies.
3. A high quality folding knife
or multi-purpose tool is a versatile addition. In emergency situations, this could prove invaluable and may even save your life or someone else's. It could be used for simple repairs, opening things, or even to cut a seat belt after an accident to extricate the victim or yourself.
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4. A tactical flashlight
is an essential. Many of these come in multi-mode, such as high, medium, and low intensity, as well a strobe function. These each have specific uses, from locating a lost person or object to disorienting an assailant. Some tactical lights come with interchangeable bezels. The crown or pointed bezel can be used as a defensive weapon.
5. A "get home bag"
holds only what you need to sustain yourself for 72 hours. This can include some food, water, clothing, and perhaps a simple shelter, as well as extra ammunition and any other personal items you may need.
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