In August 2020 we spent more time at the range! We hosted our first-ever clays championship and a lot of local events. We welcomed more new members and two new chapters! Here are our highlights for August:
Success! First-Ever Women’s Clays Championship
A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) hosted the first Women’s Clays Championship on August 14-15, 2020, at Powder Creek Shooting Club in Lenexa, Kansas. The event comprised 67 women competitors, who traveled from 18 different states. The High Overall Winner was 14-year-old Olivia Krauss (pictured above) from Olivet, MI. She had the top combined score for flights for sporting clays, trap, and 5-stand.
Survey Results Widely Circulated
In August, A Girl & A Gun published results of a survey of members who identified as new shooters (gun owners for less than one year) to ask specifically what spurred them into seeking firearms training. The survey confirmed that personal protection is the primary reason why women are seeking firearms training, and went further to enumerate the specific reasons, including civil unrest and the fear of bans after upcoming elections. Many women never considered formal firearms training as an option before learning about opportunities with A Girl & A Gun. Several news outlets covered the story.
Virtual Events Well Received by Members Nationwide
A Girl & A Gun kicked off its Virtual Girls Night Out series in August and hosted two Girls Nights Out with nearly 200 members joining each night. The topics of discussion were out of the Shooting Journal. The first event addressed defensive mindset and important situational awareness protocols. The second event was a virtual dry-fire lesson on target transitions, and reviewing pistol mechanics and fundamentals for leading with the eyes before moving among target arrays.
AG & AG Chapters Rocked #LetsGoShooting Campaign
Dozens of A Girl & A Gun chapters participated in the NSSF’s #LetsGoShooting campaign to celebrate National Shooting Sports Month. Chapter Facilitators led members through the #RangeChallenge Summer Shots course of fire. It was great to see the smiling faces (even if behind masks) all month long!
Lucky 13! More Ladies Become GLOCK Armorers
Another group of A Girl & A Gun members and Chapter Facilitators traveled to Smyrna, GA, for training at the GLOCK Professional facility. Participants took a one-day armorers class followed by two days of live fire on the range with GLOCK instructors. This group of 13 brings the total to 59 certified GLOCK Armorers that have traveled with AG & AG to these all-women courses.
In the News
A Girl & A Gun was featured in a story on Guns.com.
AG & AG was the lead story in the NRA Women e-newsletter.
Robyn Sandoval was interviewed on an episode of Meet the Pressers podcast.
Tatiana Whitlock co-hosted episodes of Civilian Carry Radio.
Robyn Sandoval co-hosted episodes of the Polite Society podcast.
Tatiana Whitlock and San Diego Chapter Facilitator Judi Wells co-hosted episodes of Responsibly Armed Radio.
Robyn Sandoval was interviewed on an episode of Eye on the Target Radio.
WyoBraska Chapter Facilitator Stephanie Schafer was interviewed on an episode of Riding Shotgun with Charlie.
In August, AG & AG was also mentioned in:
- Christian Science Monitor
- Shooting Sports USA
- AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
- Stillwater News Press
- and many others!
By the Numbers
- In August 2020, A Girl & A Gun chapters hosted 198 events.
- 609 new membership packets were mailed from HQ.
- In August 2020, we opened 2 new chapters: Colorado Springs, CO, and Flagler County, FL.
In August we published these articles: