My wife and I went out to dinner tonight and had a good discussion on the subject. She's an NRA certified instructor in shotgun and has had considerable experience teaching wingshooting/trapshooting to novices, as well as helping coach experienced competitors.
She also supports offering women an option of women-only classes. She would be concerned if such classes were the only available choice, but strongly believes that it's desirable for women to have the choice.
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