April 2021 was another whirlwind for AG & AG! We welcomed new members, opened new chapters, connected with new host ranges, and of course, hosted our biggest National Conference to date. Here are some of the highlights:
A Girl & A Gun Welcomes 600+ to 9th National Conference
A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG), the firearm industry’s first large-scale chapter-based women’s organization, recently hosted its 9th Annual National Conference Presented by GLOCK. The sold-out event took place at Cameo Shooting and Education Complex near Palisade, CO, from April 27 through May 2, 2021. More than 600 AG & AG members, sponsors, staff, and friends were in attendance. Read More >
153 Competitors in 1st Quarter Postal Match
The 2021 1st Quarter Match results were posted in April, which included a new record: 153 total competitors participated in the match! Facilitated during a regularly scheduled event, such as a Girl’s Night Out, the Quarterly Match allows women to experience a competitive atmosphere: understanding the course of fire, match commands, operation of the shot timer, and scoring. The match allows new shooters to overcome mental barriers to participating in competitive shooting and gives experienced shooters the ability to test their skills in a casual, familiar environment. Winners of the match receive cash prizes based on the number of participants, and of course, bragging rights among the chapters. Read More >
Author Liz Lazarus Honors AG & AG with Protagonist
In April 2021, Liz Lazarus debuted her third novel, Shades of Silence. The book’s lead character “Julianna Sandoval” is a combination of AG & AG Founder Julianna Crowder and Executive Director Robyn Sandoval. Liz describes the character as “smart, resourceful, vulnerable and pretty both on the inside & outside.”
San Diego Chapter Hosts Range Day
In April AG & AG San Diego Chapter Facilitator Judi Wells hosted a range day for all chapter members. Judi reported, “We had two trap houses running, a steel competition with three stages, and rifle instruction with ARs. The girls changed venues every 75 minutes and were divided up by skill level. We had our own RSOs and help from our host range Lemon Grove Rod and Gun Club. We had over 65 participants and the day was amazing.” She was so proud when she heard one of the board members at their private host range say it was one of the best events he had seen in ten years! That is what A Girl & A Gun is all about!
By the Numbers
- In April 2021, AG & AG hosted 232 chapter events with 2,230 attendees.
- 446 new membership packets were mailed from HQ.
- 5 new chapters were opened: Akron OH, Sarasota FL, Bandera TX, Los Angeles CA, Sun Valley ID.
- We grew to 7,155 subscribers on our smartphone app.
- Our National Conference was sold-out with 450 attendees.
In the News
Here are some of the places you saw AG & AG mentioned in April 2021:
AG & AG Executive Director Robyn Sandoval was spotlighted in the USCCA Magazine.
Saukville WI Chapter Facilitator Theresa Schneider was invited to address the audience about women in the industry at the regional NRA ILA meeting.
Sheboygan County WI Chapter Facilitator Starla Batzko was interviewed on Ultimate Outdoor Radio.
San Diego CA Chapter Facilitator Judi Wells was spotlighted on Shoutout SoCal. Read More >
Executive Director Robyn Sandoval was a guest instructor on the Self Defense Gun Stories podcast. Read More >
Alvin TX Chapter Facilitator Kat Joel-Reich was interviewed on Lock N Load with Bill Frady.
Montgomery County PA Chapter Facilitator Erinn O’Donnell was interviewed by her local FOX affiliate.
AG & AG Executive Director Robyn Sandoval is a co-host on the weekly Polite Society Podcast powered by the Second Amendment Foundation.
AG & AG Director of Training Tatiana Whitlock and San Diego Chapter Facilitator Judi Wells host the Responsibly Armed Radio podcast.
About A Girl & A Gun
A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a membership organization whose events are successful stepping stones for thousands of women entering the shooting community by fostering their love of shooting with caring and qualified instructors who coach them. AG & AG breaks barriers for women and girls in self-defense, and in pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting sports by welcoming beginners to learn the basics of safe and accurate shooting and providing experienced shooters with advanced-level opportunities. The club has members in all 50 states and hosts recurring Girl’s Nights Out at more than 200 ranges throughout the United States.
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