Kenai, Alaska gun club teaches women shooting basics

Four women sat in a circle and listened to Ted…

Four women sat in a circle and listened to Ted Spraker retell an email he once received about how small of a gun could be used to stop a charging brown bear in its tracks on Saturday afternoon.

Spraker told the curious women it could be any caliber, really.

“The email said, ‘One shot to my husband’s knee cap and I ran away to safety,'” he said drawing laughter from the women.

The moment was welcome comic relief in a rather serious conversation about how to defend against bears as part of the Women on Target program hosted at the Snowshoe Gun Club. That clinic also featured other presentations on all things firearms – from revolver, semi-automatic handgun and shotgun loading, use and safety to shooting instruction, all of which was custom tailored for the group of women.

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