Shooting

Retro WON: Get Out There and Compete in Regional and State Matches

Retro WON: Get Out There and Compete in Regional and State Matches

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published August 24, 2017 Kevin Angstadt offered me some sound advice several years ago during a time when my Bianchi Cup performance had taken a step back. He told me I should consider competing in more regional and state matches to...

Vera Koo: Is the End of a Shooting Career in Her Sights?

Vera Koo: Is the End of a Shooting Career in Her Sights?

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published December 16, 2015 Vera Koo describes why she is looking at the end of her shooting career, and reflects on her decision. Some of my shooting friends like to remind me that I have been two years away from retirement for the...

Vera Koo: Why I am Retiring from Shooting Sports

Vera Koo: Why I am Retiring from Shooting Sports

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published July 3, 2018 I was precise in everything I did throughout my sport shooting career. I was precise in the way I practiced. I was precise in the way I ate in the weeks leading up to a match. I was precise in the way I...

Shooting Champion Vera Koo Joins Women’s Outdoor News

Shooting Champion Vera Koo Joins Women’s Outdoor News

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published October 22, 2013 She’s a warrior. She’ll tell you what that means to her in her first column at Women’s Outdoor News (The WON). Vera Koo, professional competition shooter, describes her rise to the top of the shooting...

Staving Off Physical and Mental Deterioration with a New Sport

Staving Off Physical and Mental Deterioration with a New Sport

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published January 28, 2020 After I turned 70 and later retired from competitive shooting, I knew I needed to find ways to keep my body in shape and my mind sharp. I cannot ignore the facts. I am getting old. I have turned 73 last...

Making the Transition from Pistols to Shotguns

Making the Transition from Pistols to Shotguns

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published November 14, 2019 After I turned 70 and later retired from competitive shooting, I knew I needed to find ways to keep my body in shape and my mind sharp. I cannot ignore the facts. I am getting old. I will turn 73 later...

In Search of the Perfect Athlete, a Dressage Horse

In Search of the Perfect Athlete, a Dressage Horse

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published October 21, 2019 He wanted to find a perfect athlete who demonstrated focus. One who maintained their body and avoided injury. One who had the mental makeup to not only handle thousands of hours of practice, but also the...

Love at First Shot: Vera Koo, the Shooting Sports and Mentoring

Love at First Shot: Vera Koo, the Shooting Sports and Mentoring

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published July 31, 2019 When NRA Women asked me to appear on an episode of the online television show “Love at First Shot,” I agreed to do it because I thought it was a chance to give back to the shooting sports. In particular, it...

Women and the Gun Movement

Women and the Gun Movement

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published March 13, 2019 Vera Koo describes the modern-day women’s gun movement and highlights viable women’s shooting organizations throughout the world. ~BB Victoria Knowles-Lacks describes her gun club in simple terms. “We shoot,...

Vera Koo: Why Women Learn from a Female Instructor

Vera Koo: Why Women Learn from a Female Instructor

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published June 28, 2016 I have been blessed throughout my shooting career to learn from some great teachers and mentors, men such as Jim O’Young. I never had a female instructor. For me, this was OK. I wanted to advance my knowledge...

Vera Koo: On What’s Next after the Shooting Sports

Vera Koo: On What’s Next after the Shooting Sports

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published July 26, 2018 I hear many people talk about what they want to do “some day.” Too often, though, “some day” never arrives until the window of opportunity has closed and they can no longer do what they always said they wanted...