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SHOT 2012 Followup: Women’s Tactical Association

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Patrol rifle courses, tactical shooting classes, SWAT and room entries, offensive/defensive driving, ballistic shield work, grappling and defensive tactics…just a few of the things the Women’s Tactical Association has been doing over the last couple of years. Though there are the usual haters and nay-sayers (as always), given the quality and caliber of some of their instructors it’s pretty clear how serious they are. Any doubters are welcome to show up to a training event and see for themselves. One of the WTA staffers, Kim Heath, is an NPRC competitor and a contributor over with our friends at BOLO Reportand the WTA President Karen Bartuch is apparently going to start writing there as well.

WTA member at the LMT Booth at SHOT: they're supposed to be visiting the LMT factory soon.

We bring up the WTA here because they are trying to get the word out to military females. Whether you’re a female K9 Security Forces airman who just PCSed to Andrews from Altus or a seasoned gunnery sergeant out at Pendleton (shout out to Bunch and Byer there), they’d like to get you involved. Initially they were thinking mostly of Security Forces and Military Police females, but as the organization has grown they’ve made a place for women of a number of backgrounds (OSI, CID, engineers, you name it). You may recall Tactical Fanboy ran an article on them previously; three of these tough ladies were at SHOT – Kim and Karen and another veteran officer named Jessica. We had time to catch up with them briefly despite the demands many of the larger companies were making on their time.

WTA member at SWAT Roundup recently.

Karen conducted an impromptu interview with the NRA, which you’ll find below. If you’re interested in joining the WTA (they also have male members, FYI, many of whom you right recognize), check them out on line, on their Facebook page or just e-mail them at womenstactical(at)sbcglobal.net. Oh, and they’ve got a new YouTube Channel as well.

Here’s an interview with Karen at SHOT:

-DR

NTOA – Women’s Tactical Association

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

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The Women’s Tactical Association was on hand to spread the word on their advocacy and training programs for female tactical LE and military personnel. They’ll be taking their training programs on the road this year so make sure you check out www.WomensTactical.org. You’ll need to create a login but it’s a simple process.

For the Ladies – Sniper Girl

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

The Women’s Tactical Association has introduced a line of Shirts, Hats, and Accessories featuring Sniper Girl. They are now available at their Cafe Press store.

The primary mission of the WTA is to promote and encourage training and education among female Law Enforcement in an effort to enhance and refine skills in the areas of firearms, combat mindset, tactics and fitness.

www.cafepress.com/WomensTactical

For the Ladies- Women’s Tactical Association

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Founded in 2009 by Chicago Police Officer Karen Bartuch, the Women’s Tactical Association is dedicated to bringing training in the areas of firearms, fitness, tactics and combat mindset to female law enforcement. Membership is open to men as well as women and they offer training opportunities. It’s great to see an organization that focuses on women in the tactical community and we encourage them to broaden their scope beyond just LE.

“Like” their Facebook page to learn more. To join the WTA visit www.womenstactical.org.