SHOT Show Proves More Women Are Flocking to the Gun Industry

Gabriella Hoffman is a guest contributor to, renowned public speaker and the creator and editor of her own successful site: All-American Girl for the Restoration of Values Gabby was in Las Vegas covering the 37th Annual SHOT Show hosted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.


NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti unveiled a new study this morning at a press conference on the rise of female gun owners. The study is entitled “Women Gun Owners: Purchasing, Perceptions and Participation.”

Over half of the women polled in this new study-approximately 55.6%-intend to buy a firearm in the next 12 months.  42% of those polled have a concealed carry permit in their respective state of residence. Additionally, 73% of those polled have taken at least one formal firearms safety course.

When asked what drives them to purchase guns, women cited these reasons: fit, quality, and practicality. Moreover, women who were polled said they exude caution and diligence before purchasing guns.

Female participation in the shooting sports industry continues to rise because more women are compelled to take up self-defense. The study also revealed greater exposure to firearms training encourages women to be more confident, enthusiastic, and independent–which ultimately leads them to participate in the shooting sports industry more.

Without a doubt, guns are the great equalizer. NSSF is confident that more females will take up firearms and contribute positively to the gun industry.


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