STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

All-female shooting competition held for 2nd year in Blue Springs

For the 2nd year, the International Defensive Pistol Association held an all-female pistol shooting competition in Blue Springs.

Posted: Oct 24, 2021 5:59 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2021 9:07 AM

BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (WTVA) -- The International Defensive Pistol Association only holds two events that are female only and one of which took place in Mississippi on Saturday. Skills ranged from seasoned sharpshooter to first-time competitor.

The host of the event is Dede Carter, who owns the shooting range with her husband. This is the second year she has held the all-female event.

Women from all over the country flocked to a shooting range in Blue Springs to compete in an all-female pistol shooting competition.

"When they asked us to host the inaugural we were like, well, let’s jump for it and let’s see if we can pull it off," Carter said. "We were so pleased we had 50 something shooters last year and our numbers increased this year and we’re around the 60 mark."

And it’s not just women from Mississippi who show up. Female shooters from all over the country came to the event, Jackie Russo is a retired law enforcement officer from Seattle, Washington.

"It’s been great to be with a beautiful group of women have the same passion and who enjoy shooting," Russo said.

Tricia Horvath drove down from the land of the Hoosiers, Indiana. When she heard about the all-female shooting competition, she signed up right away.

"A lot of times when you go to these sportswomen feel intimidated because all you’re shooting with is men," Horvath said. "When we came here I came in with a little bit of a competitive feel and then as I started to meet people I softened right up and was like I don’t even care about the competition I just wanted to make friends."

Yes the word competition is in the name, yes there are officials there to keep score, but those aspects, as Horvath said, fall to the side. What Carter is doing is creating a little family who gets to come to Mississippi to spend time with one another and fire off a few well-aimed rounds in the process.

"This is an opportunity for ladies to come out and hang out together, the competition is truly friendly, you know everybody wants to do well but we all cheer for each other," Carter said.

Carter wants next year to be bigger and better, and some of the ladies around here have already booked their spot in 2022. 

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 513622

Reported Deaths: 10264
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison34892556
DeSoto33234432
Hinds32638641
Jackson24854389
Rankin22507403
Lee16337242
Madison14922283
Jones14113247
Forrest13766259
Lauderdale12270324
Lowndes11305193
Lamar10659140
Pearl River9719244
Lafayette8846143
Hancock7836132
Washington7550169
Oktibbeha7210138
Monroe7010179
Pontotoc6990109
Warren6863178
Panola6759134
Neshoba6730210
Marshall6678141
Bolivar6445151
Union638297
Pike5928156
Alcorn5879107
Lincoln5530136
George510180
Prentiss503884
Tippah491482
Itawamba4844107
Scott477899
Adams4768125
Tate4756116
Leflore4729144
Copiah456495
Yazoo456491
Simpson4546117
Wayne443072
Covington433695
Sunflower4299106
Marion4277112
Coahoma4237109
Leake413990
Newton395781
Tishomingo383593
Grenada3777109
Stone365866
Jasper340666
Attala338290
Winston317892
Chickasaw315467
Clay312278
Clarke301195
Calhoun285049
Holmes271889
Smith269052
Yalobusha243947
Tallahatchie231553
Greene224749
Walthall221666
Lawrence218740
Perry213456
Amite209857
Webster205348
Noxubee188742
Montgomery181657
Carroll174541
Jefferson Davis173643
Tunica163239
Benton152939
Kemper145041
Choctaw136727
Claiborne134338
Humphreys131239
Franklin125529
Quitman107628
Wilkinson105939
Jefferson96934
Sharkey65221
Issaquena1957
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 845284

Reported Deaths: 16116
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1161552006
Mobile742111380
Madison53307732
Shelby38338368
Baldwin38085589
Tuscaloosa36022641
Montgomery34492781
Lee25562263
Calhoun22586518
Morgan22459406
Etowah20018517
Marshall18782316
Houston17731425
St. Clair16884358
Limestone16148218
Cullman16054303
Elmore15904294
Lauderdale14989306
Talladega14196299
DeKalb12972269
Walker12030380
Blount10717192
Autauga10517157
Jackson10162194
Coffee9417192
Colbert9342208
Dale9020191
Tallapoosa7256201
Russell708165
Chilton7018170
Escambia6957143
Covington6933195
Franklin6342108
Chambers5784142
Marion5406130
Dallas5285209
Pike5119109
Clarke484986
Lawrence4826129
Winston4780110
Geneva4642136
Bibb434094
Barbour369580
Butler3435100
Marengo342493
Monroe337266
Randolph334867
Pickens333188
Fayette330385
Henry320666
Hale318389
Cherokee317863
Crenshaw260477
Washington257052
Cleburne254460
Lamar251453
Clay250869
Macon244864
Conecuh192862
Coosa185047
Lowndes178168
Wilcox177438
Bullock152645
Perry141840
Sumter139241
Greene130245
Choctaw93228
Out of AL00
Unassigned00
Tupelo
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 58°
Columbus
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 59°
Oxford
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 50°
Starkville
Partly Cloudy
52° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 52°
Above normal temperatures will be the rule for our area over the next several days. We will stay on the dry side until this weekend.
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather