OMGOSH the article!! SO 100% of Yes!
Just gonna say it… The Girls can be an issue when shooting. And Claudia ROCKS for her method of handling it with her instructor.
Beth is square on with differences in how women learn and what they fear too… I reeeealy wish more male instructors, and more husbands, boyfriends. and fathers got that.
My challenges include boobs, really bad knees, a somewhat impaired balance, imperfect aging eyes, and 50 lbs more than is good for me. Can’t really run, can’t squat, and if I move wrong on my knees they can fail to support me or tear up. Getting to the ground, or up again, takes a real commitment of will because it hurts.
Compensations… I adjust my stance, always one foot a bit forward of the other for balance.
I shoot without my glasses so I’m training for the circumstances I will most likely have.
I shoot both left and right, two handed and single - I might not move well, but I can put the gun in the other hand if I need to.
I adjust shooting position for the girls. If I have to hike one out of the way for corset draw, or plant a hand on my cleavage to stay clear of the muzzle during appendix draw. I don’t really care who sees it. A gal’s gotta do what a gal’s gotta do.