Female Shooters in Mind

Women are participating in shooting and hunting sports more than ever before. Female shooters have uniquely different needs than the traditional male shooter. This section is dedicated to female shooters and discusses gun safety storage, tips on long-range shooting, ergonomically designed gunstocks, accessory highlights for female shooters, and more. 


Length Of Pull Options Growing up learning on your dad or mom's rifle you may have experienced issues properly placing your cheek on the comb, seeing through the scope while maintaining cheek weld, or any of the other numerous issues with an ill fitted firearm. Customize your rifle to fit your body using our length of pull adjustments. Check out how to measure your length of pull at home: "How to Size Your Firearm to Fit Your Body: Measuring Length of Pull".

Length of Pull Gunstock

How To Fit Your Firearm: Measuring Length of Pull

Learn from the best,  Randy Boyd shows how to measure length of pull so that you can order a custom stock designed just for you. A properly sized firearm is key to an optimal shooting experience. Boyds offers length of pull options from 12 3/4" - 14 3/4". 


Boyds Gunstocks: Spike Camp Overview

Spike Camp the ambidextrous, essentials-only gunstock that weighs merely 2.5 LBS. Stripped down to the essential basics for a lightweight, affordable option but a highly functional premium hardwood gunstock ideal for both experienced and first-time female shooters. Spike Camp is a great choice for lady shooters as it's comfortable lightweight design is perfect for hitting the range or packing in for a backwoods hunt. The Spike Camp is available in most makes and models, and in a multitude of colors to compliment your gun, add uniqueness with laser engraving patterns and initials.

Spike Camp Gunstock Royal Hardwood Laminate

Boyds At-One

Boyds popular design the At-One Thumbhole is another great option for the female shooter, ambidextrous with length of pull and comb height adjustments. Get the perfect fit in all environments for all sizes. Available in most makes and models, and in a multitude of colors to compliment your gun, add uniqueness with laser engraving patterns and initials; don't forget to check out the original At-One also! 

 

At-One Thumbhole Gunstock Applejack Hardwood Laminate

At-One Stock Improves Your Accuracy

Our all new At-One shotgun stocks improve comfort and accuracy for all shooters. Whether you are breaking clays at the range or putting the bead on a long beard, the At-One's one button adjustable comb and butt pad will keep you aligned for the prefect shot. 

At-One Stock Provides a Custom Fit

Our new At-One adjustable stock offers a custom fit for everyone.
- American Made
- One button comb and butt pad adjustment
- Top-grade hardwoods and laminates
- Interchangeable grip and forend

At-One Components | Customize your Boyds At-One with hydro-dipped grip sets and an upgraded recoil pad for added comfort. Showcased below Pink Camo Dip Target Set, Candy Pink Forend Grip Set, and the Kick-Eez 1" Pad. These are a few of the many options listed on the Accessories page.

Boyds Featherweight Thumbhole, our lightest design yet at 2.3 LBS, with a traditionalist look. The Featherweight Thumbhole is an ideal choice for shooters with hiking in mind. Available in both left and right hand configurations. 

Featherweight Thumbhole Gunstock Blackjack Hardwood Laminate

Helpful Tips For Installation

Boyds YouTube: .243 Build

Even a kid can do it themselves, see how easy it is to affordably upgrade your favorite rifle and improve accuracy with your favorite Boyds gunstock.

Boyds YouTube: .17 Build

See just how easy it is to improve the looks and accuracy of your favorite .17 with a new Boyd's stock!


All Environment Accessories & Options

Sometimes the terrain isn't friendly and tight spots are precarious, Boyds Accessories are here to help. Make your stock unique and one-of-a-kind by adding custom laser engraving. Shopping for someone can be stressful, make life easy with a Boyds Gift card. 


Shooting Guides & Tips

Beginner Shooter's & Hunter's Guides | New to the sport? Make sure to check out The Ultimate Beginner's HandbookHow to Get Better at Target Shooting, and clothing tips for hunters. Even seasoned shooters and hunters can use guides as a great refresher course, check out How to Get a Hunting License and PermitHunter Safety Courses by StateTips for Taking Kids Hunting, and How to avoid Hunting Disasters

beginners-guide

Tips for New Trap Shooters

In this episode of Beyond Stock, Dusty chats with Kim, a newbie female shooter, about key points that are sure to help beginning trap shooters.


Boyds Blog By Female Authors

Get tips and advice straight from other experienced female shooters on our Blog page!

Sofia - Blog Author

Gun Safe: Does My State Require One and What Are My Options?

Jul 13, 2020, 15:18 PM by webadmin Boyds Gunstocks
Storing guns safely is one of the most crucial responsibilities of all gun owners. In the U.S., owning a gun safe was not mandatory until 2005 when the Federal Government made it illegal for all licensed gun dealers, manufacturers or importers to transfer or sell a gun unless the buyer has or purchases a secure locking device.

Storing guns safely is one of the most crucial responsibilities of all gun owners. In the U.S., owning a gun safe was not mandatory until 2005 when the Federal Government made it illegal for all licensed gun dealers, manufacturers or importers to transfer or sell a gun unless the buyer has or purchases a secure locking device. This law was meant to guarantee that all new gun owners buy a gun safe, and it was one of the first major steps the federal government took towards mitigating the risk of unsecured firearms.

However, out of the fifty American states, only eleven have laws concerning gun locking devices. Most states have stricter rules regarding swimming pool fences than firearm safes. Out of the eleven states with gun safe storage laws, only Massachusetts requires all guns to be locked in a safe. New York, California, and Connecticut only require guns to be stored in a safe under certain circumstances.

The other eight states, including Rhode Island, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, and Illinois, only have laws concerning handguns. Texas has a law that penalizes any parent who makes his or her firearm accessible. Therefore, to avoid being penalized, it's advisable to purchase a safe for your firearm. So, here are five different types of gun safes for you to choose from:

Five Common Types of Firearm Safes

Biometric Gun Safes

A biometric safe is one of the world's most secured gun locking devices. Unlike the traditional safes which used combinations or passcodes, you can only open biometric safes with your fingerprint. This high-quality gun vault only opens when an authorized user places his or her finger on the scanner.

Popular biometric gun safes: Barska bio-safe, Viking security safe, and Vaultex VT20I pistol safe.

Biometric Safe

 

Strength

  • Secure: The probability of two individuals having similar fingerprints is 1 in 64 million people. Therefore, a biometric safe is very secure.
  • Faster access: The biometric fingerprint system offers quick access, and it can be even beneficial if it is a gun safe. In emergencies, remembering the combinations or where you placed your keys can be tricky. But, with a biometric safe, you only need your fingerprint.
  • Easier for multiple users to access: Biometric systems allow you to save several fingerprints in its database. Therefore, some family members can access your gun safe with their fingerprints.
  • No keys to lose: The biometric system eliminates the need for keys.

Weakness

  • Needs the power to operate: Biometric scanners require power to function; therefore, most biometric safes use rechargeable batteries. Remember, you can't access your safe when the battery runs out.
  • False scans: False scans occur when fingers that aren't stored in the system open the safe. False scans are not common with modern safes.
  • Non-scans: Non-scans occur when the scanner fails to recognize stored fingerprints. Non-scan can be caused by dirty fingers or system failure.

Fireproof Gun Safes

Most firearm safes are made from steel, which is relatively fireproof. Steel can only melt when the temperature exceeds 2,750 degrees Fahrenheit. It cannot melt in case of a normal house fire. However, what you should be worried about is the heat penetrating inside and damaging your expensive guns. Therefore, look for a safe that is both water and fireproof.

Popular fireproof gun safes: Gunvault MV500 Microvault safe and SentrySafe Pistol safe.

Strength

  • Keep your gun safe: A fireproof safe can protect your expensive firearms in case of a house fire.
  • Waterproof: Most of these safes are also waterproof; therefore, they can keep guns safe in case of a flood.

Weakness

  • Expensive: Unlike most safe, which are made from steel, fireproof safes are manufactured using vermiculite, perlite, and insulate, among other materials. Therefore, they can be quite costly.

In-Wall Gun Safe

In-wall gun safes are usually installed inside the wall. Therefore, stealing in-wall safes can be quite tricky. These safes are available in different sizes, and they can protect a wide range of valuables and important documents.

Popular In-wall gun safes: Protex PWS-1814E wall safe and Barska AX12038 wall safe.

In-Wall Safe

Strength

  • Cannot be stolen: In case of a robbery; this safe cannot be stolen
  • A wide range of locking mechanisms: in-wall safes come with a wide range of locks, and this includes fingerprint, electric keypad, and combination locks, among others.

Weakness

  • Not portable: In-wall safes are stationary; therefore, carrying them when you are moving can be quite challenging.

Hidden Gun Safe

Hidden gun safes are safes that allow you to hide your firearms in plain sight. Normally, hidden safes mimic other objects in the house, such as shelves, mirrors, and picture frames. In fact, people can walk in your home without noticing them.

Common hidden safes: Stealth Defense Vault DV652 and V-line Hide-Away keyless security systems.

Strength

  • Easy to reach: Hidden safes are usually hidden in plain sight; therefore, very few people in your house know the exact position of your safe. You can easily access it in case of an invasion and protect your family.

Weakness

  • If the safe is discovered, it's gone: If someone happens to stumble onto your safe while grabbing and smashing your cabinets, coffee table, clocks, or mirrors, he will steal them.
  • Not fireproof: Most hidden safes are not fireproof. Remember, a coffee table that serves as your gun safe is simply a coffee table that can be destroyed by fire

Car Gun Safes

Even though car safes are not as secured as in-wall safes, putting your gun in a car safe is safer than in your glove box. Car safes have a reliable steel cable that you can use to attach to a part of your car. Most Car safes are small in size and are meant to hide only one handgun.

Strength

  • Portable: Being small in size, these safes can be moved from one vehicle to another.
  • Secure: Keeping your handgun in a car safe is safer than just leaving it in your glove box. These safes can fit perfectly in one of your car's console

Weakness

  • Small in size: Most car gun safes are designed to fit only one gun. Therefore, you can't keep your valuable documents inside a car safe.

Final Thoughts

Gun storage laws promote responsible firearm owning practices. These laws require every gun owner to keep his or her weapon locked and unloaded when unattended. Safe storage laws can help prevent unauthorized gun users from accessing these weapons. These laws can reduce tragedies due to gun theft, unintentional discharges, and suicide. In the U.S. alone, this law can help reduce the number of firearms stolen every year from the current average of about 380,000 guns. So, to be on the safe side, make sure you always keep your guns locked.

Gun Safe: Does My State Require One and What Are My Options?

Jul 13, 2020, 15:18 PM by webadmin Boyds Gunstocks
Storing guns safely is one of the most crucial responsibilities of all gun owners. In the U.S., owning a gun safe was not mandatory until 2005 when the Federal Government made it illegal for all licensed gun dealers, manufacturers or importers to transfer or sell a gun unless the buyer has or purchases a secure locking device.

Storing guns safely is one of the most crucial responsibilities of all gun owners. In the U.S., owning a gun safe was not mandatory until 2005 when the Federal Government made it illegal for all licensed gun dealers, manufacturers or importers to transfer or sell a gun unless the buyer has or purchases a secure locking device. This law was meant to guarantee that all new gun owners buy a gun safe, and it was one of the first major steps the federal government took towards mitigating the risk of unsecured firearms.

However, out of the fifty American states, only eleven have laws concerning gun locking devices. Most states have stricter rules regarding swimming pool fences than firearm safes. Out of the eleven states with gun safe storage laws, only Massachusetts requires all guns to be locked in a safe. New York, California, and Connecticut only require guns to be stored in a safe under certain circumstances.

The other eight states, including Rhode Island, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, and Illinois, only have laws concerning handguns. Texas has a law that penalizes any parent who makes his or her firearm accessible. Therefore, to avoid being penalized, it's advisable to purchase a safe for your firearm. So, here are five different types of gun safes for you to choose from:

Five Common Types of Firearm Safes

Biometric Gun Safes

A biometric safe is one of the world's most secured gun locking devices. Unlike the traditional safes which used combinations or passcodes, you can only open biometric safes with your fingerprint. This high-quality gun vault only opens when an authorized user places his or her finger on the scanner.

Popular biometric gun safes: Barska bio-safe, Viking security safe, and Vaultex VT20I pistol safe.

Biometric Safe

 

Strength

  • Secure: The probability of two individuals having similar fingerprints is 1 in 64 million people. Therefore, a biometric safe is very secure.
  • Faster access: The biometric fingerprint system offers quick access, and it can be even beneficial if it is a gun safe. In emergencies, remembering the combinations or where you placed your keys can be tricky. But, with a biometric safe, you only need your fingerprint.
  • Easier for multiple users to access: Biometric systems allow you to save several fingerprints in its database. Therefore, some family members can access your gun safe with their fingerprints.
  • No keys to lose: The biometric system eliminates the need for keys.

Weakness

  • Needs the power to operate: Biometric scanners require power to function; therefore, most biometric safes use rechargeable batteries. Remember, you can't access your safe when the battery runs out.
  • False scans: False scans occur when fingers that aren't stored in the system open the safe. False scans are not common with modern safes.
  • Non-scans: Non-scans occur when the scanner fails to recognize stored fingerprints. Non-scan can be caused by dirty fingers or system failure.

Fireproof Gun Safes

Most firearm safes are made from steel, which is relatively fireproof. Steel can only melt when the temperature exceeds 2,750 degrees Fahrenheit. It cannot melt in case of a normal house fire. However, what you should be worried about is the heat penetrating inside and damaging your expensive guns. Therefore, look for a safe that is both water and fireproof.

Popular fireproof gun safes: Gunvault MV500 Microvault safe and SentrySafe Pistol safe.

Strength

  • Keep your gun safe: A fireproof safe can protect your expensive firearms in case of a house fire.
  • Waterproof: Most of these safes are also waterproof; therefore, they can keep guns safe in case of a flood.

Weakness

  • Expensive: Unlike most safe, which are made from steel, fireproof safes are manufactured using vermiculite, perlite, and insulate, among other materials. Therefore, they can be quite costly.

In-Wall Gun Safe

In-wall gun safes are usually installed inside the wall. Therefore, stealing in-wall safes can be quite tricky. These safes are available in different sizes, and they can protect a wide range of valuables and important documents.

Popular In-wall gun safes: Protex PWS-1814E wall safe and Barska AX12038 wall safe.

In-Wall Safe

Strength

  • Cannot be stolen: In case of a robbery; this safe cannot be stolen
  • A wide range of locking mechanisms: in-wall safes come with a wide range of locks, and this includes fingerprint, electric keypad, and combination locks, among others.

Weakness

  • Not portable: In-wall safes are stationary; therefore, carrying them when you are moving can be quite challenging.

Hidden Gun Safe

Hidden gun safes are safes that allow you to hide your firearms in plain sight. Normally, hidden safes mimic other objects in the house, such as shelves, mirrors, and picture frames. In fact, people can walk in your home without noticing them.

Common hidden safes: Stealth Defense Vault DV652 and V-line Hide-Away keyless security systems.

Strength

  • Easy to reach: Hidden safes are usually hidden in plain sight; therefore, very few people in your house know the exact position of your safe. You can easily access it in case of an invasion and protect your family.

Weakness

  • If the safe is discovered, it's gone: If someone happens to stumble onto your safe while grabbing and smashing your cabinets, coffee table, clocks, or mirrors, he will steal them.
  • Not fireproof: Most hidden safes are not fireproof. Remember, a coffee table that serves as your gun safe is simply a coffee table that can be destroyed by fire

Car Gun Safes

Even though car safes are not as secured as in-wall safes, putting your gun in a car safe is safer than in your glove box. Car safes have a reliable steel cable that you can use to attach to a part of your car. Most Car safes are small in size and are meant to hide only one handgun.

Strength

  • Portable: Being small in size, these safes can be moved from one vehicle to another.
  • Secure: Keeping your handgun in a car safe is safer than just leaving it in your glove box. These safes can fit perfectly in one of your car's console

Weakness

  • Small in size: Most car gun safes are designed to fit only one gun. Therefore, you can't keep your valuable documents inside a car safe.

Final Thoughts

Gun storage laws promote responsible firearm owning practices. These laws require every gun owner to keep his or her weapon locked and unloaded when unattended. Safe storage laws can help prevent unauthorized gun users from accessing these weapons. These laws can reduce tragedies due to gun theft, unintentional discharges, and suicide. In the U.S. alone, this law can help reduce the number of firearms stolen every year from the current average of about 380,000 guns. So, to be on the safe side, make sure you always keep your guns locked.

Kids Hunting Wear Extra Layers

NRA WOMEN BOYDS AT-ONE
NRA WOMEN

Our fellow shooting sports enthusiasts over at NRA Women featured Boyds Hardwood Gunstocks in their latest article. They cover stock options, cost, and how to order. Check it out, Click Here!


Female Hunting Idols

TEXAS BLACKBUCK AMANDA
Our very own Sales Coordinator, Amanda! She took a trip to see Pigman TV down in Texas and while she was there she snagged this awesome Blackbuck! She took it down with a Boyds Classic stock in Coyote laminate with Multi-Point Checkering laser engravings. Great shootin', Amanda!
Our good friend Kat Haas with Kat Haas Outdoors has quite the hunting story to share. She took down a Colorado Pronghorn buck while she was 5 1/2 months pregnant! She was already an amazing hunter and writer, but she's truly outdone herself this time!

Head over to Shwat.com or Click Here to read the full article on her experience!

Kat Haas Outdoors Colorado Pronghorn