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Local Women's Pistol League Gaining Momentum

Updated: Tuesday, June 10 2014, 12:46 PM CDT

It's a growing trend across the country: women carrying a gun. According to a recent Gallup Poll, 23 percent of women have jumped on the bandwagon. And it's growing in popularity here in Austin.

Every Wednesday night, local girls and women ages six to 70 from all walks of life meet for a group called Austin Sure Shots. The women's pistol league is a social, no-politics-allowed group focusing on self defense, women empowerment, and teaching the youngest of shooters. It was founded three and a half years ago by New York native and certified firearms instructor, Niki Jones. Already there are more than 300 members and it continues to grow.

The girls ages six to eleven make up "Mini Sure Shots", which includes many of the members' daughters. Jones says when you teach them young, it takes the curiosity of a gun away.

The league meets every Wednesday at 7 pm alternating between Red's Indoor Range in South Austin and Pflugerville. All skill levels are welcome, membership is free, and the range offers a 50-percent off discount, making your weekly cost seven bucks.

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By Ashley Roberts

Local Women's Pistol League Gaining Momentum

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