A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a club established by women shooters for women shooters. Our training program is hosted at hundreds of ranges nationwide and we have virtual and destination events, too! Whether you are a defender, competitor, or just want a casual, fun night out at the range with the girls, A Girl & A Gun is for YOU!
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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. 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
A Girl & A Gun Founder Announces Retirement
Julianna Crowder hosted the first A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) Girls Night Out on February 28, 2011. She partnered with Robyn Sandoval, and together they grew AG & AG to be the nation’s premier women’s training organization. Crowder notified AG & AG members that Thursday was her last day with the organization.
AG & AG Adds 4 New NSCA Instructors
Four A Girl & A Gun leaders earned their shotgun instructor certification from the National Sporting Clays Association! Theresa Schneider, Julie Fingeroos, Krystal Schmidt, and Stephanie Soendker earned their NSCA Level I instructor certificate from David Miller (Owner of Miller Shooting Sports, Guinness World Record Holder, and Product Manager of CZ-USA).
23 New USCCA Instructors in AG & AG
A Girl & A Gun is proud to announce that 23 women from 9 different states traveled to West Bend, WI, for training. These AG & AG leaders became Certified Instructors for the Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals curriculum of the USCCA. By successfully completing the course, the instructors may use the materials to educate the growing numbers of enthusiastic gun owners in their home communities. Following is a testimonial from Fifi Raymond of the Pinellas FL Chapter: I had the distinct pleasure of being able to participate in the USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Instructional training course this month and I don’t think I can put into words the amazing experience that I, and I’m sure all the amazing ladies from A Girl and A Gun across the country, had. But I will do my best and try to help you understand why this course should be something to absolutely take. This course is designed to develop Instructor’s teaching abilities as well as ensuring that they understand the purpose and principles that USCCA puts behind all of their training courses and materials. The in-depth materials can be overwhelming at first glance but the team that was selected […]
May 2022 Recap
In May 2022, A Girl & A Gun was soaring high after experiencing an overwhelmingly successful National Conference! Our members continued to stay engaged virtually and we held a lot of in-person events at the range. Here are some of the highlights.
Survey: Concealed Carry
Past membership polling has shown that 61% of A Girl & A Gun members have their license/permit, and only 12% have no intention to carry a handgun for self-defense. Women’s Outdoor News has asked us to expand on these numbers in greater detail. Please share your feedback so that WON can find out what women are carrying for self-defense.
From Our Members
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.
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
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.
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 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!
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!
Best organization there is for ladies in the country to learn about firearms for self defense and the shooting sports!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
“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 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.
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!
The sisterhood…the compassion and understanding of everyone. The instruction is outstanding. This is an amazing event at an amazing price. Thank you!!
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.