Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Tollie Prall was a well-armed woman long before it was trendy or cool. When she and her husband, Jim, purchased Sports World in 1976, it was a 1,200-square-foot nook for shoppers who appreciated the Great Outdoors. That was back when women were just starting to enter the workforce, and long before they took an interest in firearms. Now, thanks to Tollie’s and Jim’s ability to read the market and respond to customer needs, Sports World is a 16,000-square-foot Hunting Headquarters known for its huge selection of firearms and related accessories.
Some women want the power and security that comes with owning a firearm, while still catering to their feminine side. Sports World has the guns, accessories and apparel to suit every style of shooter, at every level of proficiency. Whether you’re an expert marksperson, or just starting out, we have everything you need to feel safe and secure, and maybe a little girly.
A favorite with the ladies
Sports World carries rugged firearms with a feminine flair. These pink camo rifles are just a sampling of the products we offer the well-armed woman.
Bags & Cases
These sassy gun cases send the message that you're a well-armed woman who's not afraid to express your individuality. Sports World carries plenty of cases and bags in whimsical styles and colors - for the shooter who wants to incorporate a little pizzazz into her style.
A Purse with Punch
It's one of the biggest challenges for the well-armed woman. How do you carry your firearm while maintaining your sense of style? Sports World carries a variety of handbags with space to keep your gun safe and hidden.
Powder Puff Ear Muffs
If you're going to go "girly," you might as well go all the way. Yes, we carry pink ear protection for the well-armed woman who spends time on the range. You'll also find feminine-styled gloves and protective glasses at Sports World.
New to Firearms?
It’s no secret that firearms have grown in popularity with women over the last 20 years. From 2001 to 2011, women’s participation in target shooting sports increased by more than 50 percent. In the same time period, female hunters grew by nearly 42 percent, according to the National Sporting Goods Association.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation says a growing number of women are buying guns for self defense.
According to the foundation, dealers attribute a 20-percent increase in shooting and hunting-related sales from 2010 to 2015 to women.
Manufacturers are gearing their marketing efforts toward women with smaller handguns and more feminine products like the ones above.
Women’s shooting clubs are also growing in popularity. A Girl and a Gun Women’s Shooting League has a chapter at the United States Shooting Academy at 6500 East 66th Street North in Tulsa. According to the group’s website, “A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League is a ladies-only organization established by women shooters for women pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooters! The league is designed to take beginners to whatever skill level they wish to achieve and provide experienced shooters with more opportunities. The objective of some is to improve their skill levels for self-defense and competitive shooting. Others also are interested in learning how to choose the right guns, gear, and accessories for long-term participation in the community.”
Broken Arrow is home to a chapter of The Well-Armed Woman, which, according to the group’s website, “exists to educate and empower women in a non-threatening environment for their effective and responsible self-defense with a firearm.”