As we are about to tumble headlong into 2017, I know many of us are thinking about our plans for the New Year. We are women and we lead busy lives! We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but we have very different things competing for that time depending on our current life season. It could be work, kids, grandkids, significant others, school or extended families. One thing we all have in common is that when we get a little time to ourselves, we want to spend it wisely. So I thought I’d help you choose by listing the benefits of a little range time. Let me show you seven ways that if you’re forced to choose between A Girl and A Gun Girls Night Out (GNO) or a pedicure, choose GNO.
#1 No risk of infection at GNO.
How many times have you heard of ladies suffering from infections received at a nail salon that was obviously less than clean? It happens quite often. At GNO, there’s no chance that you’ll end up in the hospital with a fungal infection in your toe!
#2 Shooting is a stress reliever.
We don’t call it Trigger Therapy for nothing. Whether it’s the ebb and flow of adrenaline or the fact that shooting forces you to focus, most people agree that a little range time helps to relieve a whole lot of stress.
#3 You get a night out with the gals.
Oh sure, you can pack up 20 of your friends and head to the nail salon if you’d like. But admiring each other’s nail art just doesn’t compare to shooting each other’s guns. Where else do you have the opportunity to try out different guns without having to buy them first?
#4 Girls Night Out is actually cheaper.
With your AG & AG membership, the range fee for GNO is $7.50. Ammunition is about $11.00 for a box of 50 depending on what you get so you’re total cost can be as little as $18.50 and no tipping is required. Don’t have a gun, no problem, rentals are free at The Arms Room on our GNO night. The cost for a good pedicure these days is about $25.00. Enough said.
#5 Builds upper body strength
Spending some time at the range will help build muscles in our arms and upper body. Come to the range once a month and skip one gym visit. You just can’t say the same for a pedicure.
#6 Builds confidence
Learning to shoot and knowing what you’re doing on the range is a great confidence builder in all areas of your life. Admiring your well shot target, celebrating your first bullseye, earning your marksmanship ranks all add a brick to your foundation of confidence. I’ll bet you can’t say the same for pink toenails.
#7 A pedicure won’t save your life
The skills you acquire with consistent practice may come in handy one day to save your life or the life of a loved one. And that right there, makes GNO the better choice.
Ideally, we want to set our priorities so we don't have to make this difficult decision. But, if you are ever faced with the choice between a pedicure and coming to A Girl and A Gun Girls Night Out, let these benefits be your guide and we’ll see you at the range.
Note: Some of the information here is specific to the League City Chapter. Check out your local chapter of A Girl and A Gun Women's Shooting League for more information.
The League City Texas Chapter of A Girl and A Gun meets on the second Thursday of each month for GNO. Our next GNO is January 12th at 6:30 pm at The Arms Room in League City. There are also opportunities for ladies only range time at Breakfast & Bullets on the third Friday of each month at 8:00 AM at The Arms Room and the PSC Women's Program on the second Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM at PSC Shooting Club in Friendswood, Texas