Friendly and Certified Firearms Training for Women Since 2011
Robyn Sandoval is the Executive Director of A Girl & A Gun. She is a Firearms Instructor (NRA, USCCA, Rangemaster, AG & AG), Range Safety Officer, and has trained under many notable instructors. She competes in several sports and disciplines. Robyn is the Managing Editor for Women & Guns magazine and is a frequent speaker at national conferences and podcasts on gun-related issues. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the DC Project and meets with members of Congress. Robyn shares her advocate journey from gun control to gun rights, and famously says, “Moms who make demands to take our rights don’t speak for moms like me.” She was on the cover of TIME magazine and her story is on display at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum in Cody, WY. For her advocacy work, she has been honored with the Defender of Liberty Award from the Second Amendment Foundation.
Tatiana Whitlock is the Director of Training for A Girl & A Gun. She has trained with the top names in the firearms industry and prides herself on being a dedicated student of the craft. As a Firearms Instructor, she teaches nationwide working with men, women, and youth to establish a real-world foundation of firearm skills, safety, and situational awareness. Tatiana is a member of the Walther Arms Defense Team. She also serves as the Director of Training at Howell’s Indoor Range and Shooting Academy in Gray, Maine. She is a featured host & instructor on Trigger Time TV airing on the Pursuits Channel and co-host of the Civilian Carry Radio podcast. Tatiana is a contributing author for numerous industry publications and the NRA Women’s Network.
In 2011, Julianna Crowder founded A Girl & A Gun and created a model that would bring thousands of women into the shooting community.
Across the United States, our Chapter Facilitators lead A Girl & A Gun events at local ranges that host our program. There are several women’s shooting organizations, but the AG & AG Leadership Team is the reason this league is different:
Our Facilitators are all Certified Instructors. This is important because members can be assured that all events are run by someone who has made an investment in her training by attending professional classes to learn safe gun handling and accuracy drills. This is more than a fun group; we have a mission to ensure that our members learn correct techniques while having fun.
Our Facilitators are all women. We love spending time with our husbands, boyfriends, sons, and other guy friends at the range; however, we take time to get away and enjoy girl talk, too! This girl-friendly environment has a different feel to it — and can often be less intimidating to new members. We share tips about posture, grip, and maneuverability that are all unique to a woman’s physical characteristics. While there are wonderful male instructors, it can greatly benefit women to learn from other women.
Our Facilitators are “everyday” women. We are not pin-up models, hard-core athletes, or tactical soldiers. We are normal women who enjoy trying new things and feeling empowered. We welcome women of all ages and abilities — from the fitness pros to the cuddly grandmas — who want to improve self-defense skills and try a competitive match. Anyone can do what we do, and we cheer for each other along the way! Our Facilitators help women achieve their goals every day.