The Annie Concho

Famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley is undoubtedly a Western icon. Laura Browder, author of Her Best Shot, wrote of Annie, “Oakley bolstered her skill as a shooter with a carefully crafted image of gentility, and signaled her commitment to maintaining ladylike behavior at every turn.” Throughout her career, it is estimated that Annie taught more than 15,000 women how to shoot. Oakley believed strongly that it was crucial for women to know how to defend themselves.