Shooting

Thankful for Those Who Helped Along the Way

Thankful for Those Who Helped Along the Way

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published March 16, 2020 When I consider my life and how fortunate I have been, it is almost as if I am in a play with a perfectly written script. My story has had countless hurdles and challenging times, but just when it seems as if...

A Peek Into the Life of Vera Koo and the Book She is Writing

A Peek Into the Life of Vera Koo and the Book She is Writing

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published September 20, 2016 I met Vera Koo a few years ago and have been intrigued with her ever since. It’s no secret that I think she is an absolutely amazing person. As I read her recent column, my respect for her grew all the...

Vera Koo: Why the Bianchi Cup Shooting Tournament is My Favorite

Vera Koo: Why the Bianchi Cup Shooting Tournament is My Favorite

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published February 22, 2016 I have been told that I am the type of person who will take a bite of something and hold onto it and not let go until I have it mastered. I gravitate toward activities and tasks that take a long time to...

Vera Koo: How the Shooting Sports Saved My Life

Vera Koo: How the Shooting Sports Saved My Life

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published January 24, 2016 More than 20 years ago, I found myself at the lowest point of my life. I had experienced a terrible personal crisis. Suffice it to say that this crisis was an external force that shattered my core values. I...

Vera Koo on the NRA World Action Pistol Championship & Bianchi Cup

Vera Koo on the NRA World Action Pistol Championship & Bianchi Cup

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published May 8, 2018 Two years ago when I competed at the World Action Pistol Championship in New Zealand, I figured it might be my final time participating on the world stage. Turns out, I am getting another opportunity. I am one...

Twenty-Five Yards: Set Small Goals – For Shooting and Life

Twenty-Five Yards: Set Small Goals – For Shooting and Life

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published March 20, 2017 Twenty-five yards isn’t far to travel – unless, of course, your leg is broken. That’s the situation I found myself in during an April day in 2013 at the gun range near Columbia, Mo. I was training for the...

Vera Koo and Her Zombie Apocalypse Experience

Vera Koo and Her Zombie Apocalypse Experience

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published April 7, 2020 Life with Carlos is an adventure, so much so that I often think I have lived 2 or 3 lifetimes compressed into one. Throughout our 50 years of marriage, we have not had a dull moment. We raised a family. We...

How to Prepare for a Shooting Competition

How to Prepare for a Shooting Competition

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published September 24, 2014 Shooting, like any sport, requires practice, persistence and dedication. In competition, it’s preparation that can help you win, or at least provide comfort and confidence in your abilities. Ask any...

Get Your Body Competition Ready

Get Your Body Competition Ready

Published November 29th, 2018 Since I was in high school, I’ve always had the habit of learning by watching other people: how they are and what they do. My husband is an outdoorsman, and introduced me to many sports: snow skiing, water skiing, windsurfing, equestrian,...

Shooting and the ‘Ming’ Thing

Shooting and the ‘Ming’ Thing

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published December 3, 2014 Vera Koo explains the concept of the ming thing in relation to shooting. Have you ever seen “Madama Butterfly?” It is Puccini’s hauntingly beautiful opera that illuminates a world of love, loss and tragedy...