A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a club established by women shooters for women shooters. AG & AG events are fun, social gatherings where you get firearms training and encouragement, ask questions in a safe and nonjudgmental environment, improve your marksmanship, and make new friends.
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All AG & AG events are supervised by Certified Firearms Instructors. All facilitators are women who can “speak girl” and provide techniques and tips for female shooters. Our goal is to empower, educate, and have fun at the range. AG & AG events have been successful stepping stones for thousands of women. At our events and through articles and information, we provide:
- Basics of gun handling and safety
- Range etiquette
- Proper grip techniques
- Stance for accurate shooting
- Trigger control and follow through
- Sight picture and sight alignment
November 2021 Recap
In November 2021, A Girl & A Gun added new chapters, new host ranges, new training programs — and engaged a lot of paper turkey targets! We continued our steady growth in 2021, despite the holiday breaks and seasonal travel. Here are our highlights for November 2021!
A Girl & A Gun Cadre Grows with USCCA
“We are proud to officially partner with USCCA and to bring more of their industry-leading curriculum and services to our members and their communities,” Sandoval said. “Our organizations have a shared mission of providing quality training to help responsibly armed citizens protect their families.”
Are You Being Profiled?
After a Girl’s Night Out of shooting, AG & AG member Kara was excited to join her chapter members for dinner at a nearby restaurant. Although Kara concealed her range bags in her vehicle, parked close to the front in a well-lit high-traffic area of the parking lot, and did everything right to prevent the “random” occurrence of parking lot break ins, it still happened.
Review: Mantis Laser Academy
The Mantis Laser Academy is a dry-fire laser training system, built around smart targets that support automatic detection and scoring, using the Laser Academy app and the camera on a smartphone. The app provides drills that are built to enhance shooting performance in both marksmanship and speed. It records sessions and stores them for historical reference and analysis.
Your Feedback Matters: Simulators
Virtual simulators can provide an added value for a range or firearms training environment. Similar to a high-end video gaming system, a simulator can also provide an educational experience for some students. Please give us feedback on your experience using these systems.
The Right to Keep Arms Beyond Firearms
Many, if not most, gun girls are also blade girls. A knife is a tool that has a lot of uses, from getting into Amazon boxes to hunting/shelter making, and even protecting yourself. Knives are great because they never run out of ammunition and even a dull serrated blade will do some serious damage. Every year at National Conference, A Girl & A Gun offers knife classes for members to learn self-defense strategies against an assailant both with and without a blade. Because the knife is a widely excepted tool that you are permitted to carry just about anywhere you go, it is a great addition to your EDC (everyday carry). Our rights to carry knives are “enshrined” in the Second Amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. The Second Amendment doesn’t say “firearms,” it says “Arms.” In 1755 Dr. Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language defined “arms” as “weapons of offence, or armour of defence.” Knives were and still are “Arms.” In 2010, I attended my first-ever NRA Annual Meeting with my husband and two sons. My youngest son […]
From Our Members
THANK YOU is not enough for the staff that puts this all together! My love and respect for AG & AG is so strong. Events like this are so needed for us to continue to learn and grow in this sport and the quality of instruction that is put together is amazing. Job well done HQ for another year of greatness.
I can’t think of one BEST part of conference… this was one of the highlights of my life! Everything in all was outstanding! I was so amazed at the sisterhood and instant friendships. There was not one rude person in this group.
I was blown away at the quality of instruction-maybe not everyone was a perfect instructor but overall it was really good. You just can’t beat that for the price.
This was my first AG & AG Conference, so I didn’t know what to expect. My local chapter had dissolved several months before conference, but I had such a great experience. Such a welcoming group, top notch instructors. Already looking forward to next year!
Great group of women. Support and comradery at every turn. Ladies are there to help and explain any questions and insecurities. As a new shooter I have met new friends and gained confidence since joining the group. Monthly meetings and training at neighbor ranges give plenty of practice and email tips and advice are great and very informative.
The best part of conference was getting to know so many great people and learning so much information that would most likely take years to learn, all in a 4 day time span at a great location with so many nice people. Thanks Julianna and Robyn for everything you do to give us the best experiences of our lives!
OH how can I even put it in words???? EVERYTHING WAS THE BEST! Truly not disappointed in anything. It was amazing, so much education. That old saying, “you don’t know what you don’t know until you know it” applied every step I took. Maybe in a couple of weeks I can come up with a BEST ~~~ I loved the demos, I love the camaraderie and meeting so, so many ladies, and I loved learning. Can we make it longer? LOL
“The friendship bonds and camaraderie I made this week will stay with me forever. The incredible generosity of the event sponsors and the gracious efforts by A Girl & A Gun was awe inspiring.”
I love this group, everyone is so dedicated, so helpful, leadership is so knowledgeable, talented, pleasant and friendly! You’ll never find a more welcoming, friendly, talented group of women! The mere fact that it’s only women adds to the benefits and the bonding experience. I don’t usually give reviews, but this group deserves it!! Definitely TOP rating!
This is a great organization! I joined last year and in addition to learning more about shooting, I’ve made some really great friends. This organization helps you learn, compete and stay abreast of gun laws in your own state. There are great training seminars and opportunities each month to enhance personal skills. The camaraderie in this organization is exceptional and their sponsors are the best place to shop for your shooting gear. Thank you, AG & AG, for all the great experiences I’ve had.
I loved the hands on training that focused on what the group needed to work on and accomplish. This is the only training I have attended that asks the student what they want out of their training and tailors the courses to meet those needs. The environment is positive and empowering. It was an amazing experience and the ladies I met were awesome.
I loved meeting you absolutely amazing gals, and the phenomenal instructors. Omg & AERIAL GUNNERY!!! Just everything was really great – but you gals and the instructors were the icing on the cake.
The sisterhood…the compassion and understanding of everyone. The instruction is outstanding. This is an amazing event at an amazing price. Thank you!!
Best organization there is for ladies in the country to learn about firearms for self defense and the shooting sports!
Being a first timer, I was so impressed with the organizational skill of the coordinators for this conference – everything – and I mean everything for me went off without a hitch – it was all so purrfect in every way. I learned so much, I enjoyed myself, I got to meet new women who shoot, and shoot for a purpose… it was just FANTASTIC!
No where will you get the training, exposure and trigger time for the money as you do at this conference. Just an outstanding job!!! Great selection of door prizes!! Can’t recommend this conference enough!! Being in Oklahoma, we have to figure out a way to get more of our gals committed to coming. Thank you both and your team for all you do. I heard so many positive comments about the whole experience. Gear Check!! Checking in!! Liked the meals & shirt included in the price!
There is nowhere else on Earth where someone could get the caliber of training that I received. My head is still boggled. I don’t know how you guys manage to make conference better and better every year, but God Bless both of you for all your hard work!
For me, it’s the education, the building of confidence, and the appreciation of the AG&AG organization. I always return home with a greater appreciation of my facilitator and with a deeper pride of being part of the league.
It was extremely gratifying to see a tremendous amount of support for the badge that I’m very proud to put on every day to protect and serve my community. Every day, in every city and town across the country, police officers are performing vital services that help make their communities safer. Being afforded stellar training like this aids us in carrying out our mission with honor and integrity.
It’s More Than Shooting
While our mission is to educate women on safe and accurate shooting, our organization is about so much more than shooting! It’s about Confidence, Empowerment, Support, Friendships, Knowledge, Fun, Self-Reliance, and so much more. Everyday we witness the transformation of women who set out to learn how to shoot and in the process discover a confidence in themselves that improves all areas of their lives. Whether you’re interested in competition, concealed carry, home defense, the safe storage of guns in the home, or you just want to get out of the house and try something new, please join us at an upcoming event. Click “Find a Chapter” above to find a group of women in your community. If there is not a chapter near you, you can still join our National eChapter – or start a chapter! Help us break barriers for women and girls in shooting sports.