August 2021 Recap

August 2021 Recap

August was a ton of fun! Our members came to the range between their family vacations and back-to-school activities: AG & AG chapters hosted 285 events, a 44% increase from last year! Our members celebrated National Shooting Sports Month with enthusiasm! Here are some of our highlights:

  • In August 2021, AG & AG hosted 285 chapter events with 1,558 attendees.
  • We had 3 virtual events with 1,555 views.
  • 508 new membership packets were mailed from HQ in August.
  • 4 new chapters were opened: McCall ID, Conroe TX, Sherwood OR, and Bell County TX.
  • We grew to 7,737 subscribers on our smartphone app (2% increase since last month).
  • 44% increase in scheduled events over August 2020!

Women’s Clays Extravaganza Draws 82 Competitors from 17 States

“Pull!” was the anthem heard around the courses as 82 competitors participated in the 2nd Annual Women’s Clays Extravaganza Presented by CZ-USA Field Sports and hosted by A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG). The shoot included Trap, 5 Stand, and two different Main Event sporting clays courses. It took place August 27 & 28, 2021, at Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, KS. Read More >

14 More GLOCK Armorers in AG & AG Nation

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 Operators course on the range with GLOCK instructors. This group of 14 brings the total to 89 certified GLOCK Armorers that have traveled with AG & AG to these training courses.

AG & AG Welcomes Visitors to CompExpo

AG & AG Founder Julianna Crowder was on site for the first-ever CompExpo, a multi-vendor and match expo held at Cameo Shooting & Education Center in Grand Junction, CO. Visitors stopped by the AG & AG booth to learn more about our programs while they participated in a number of activities and matches, including the NRL Hunter Grand Slam, the Surefire UML World Multigun Championship, the Total Archery Challenge, and the CompX Shotgun Challenge.

A Girl & A Gun Celebrates National Shooting Sports Month

A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) chapters throughout the country hosted events to celebrate National Shooting Sports Month throughout the month of August. An initiative of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), National Shooting Sports Month is a time to celebrate recreational shooting sports and encourage others to go to join us at the shooting range! Read More >

AG & AG Instructors Give Education and Empowerment in Detroit

A Girl & A Gun instructors were proud to participate in Legally Armed in Detroit’s annual shooting event that took place on Aug. 21-22 at target ranges in Taylor, southwest of Detroit. Heather Reeves (Portage MI Chapter) and Stephanie Schafer (WyoBraska Chapter) were part of the instructor team that welcomed thousands of women interested in learning about guns and personal protection. Read More >

Lady Shooter Lifestyle Magazine Features AG & AG National Conference

The 2021 AG & AG National Conference RISE2021 Presented by GLOCK was beautifully captured by photojournalist Andrea Bogard in the August issue of Lady Shooter Lifestyle Magazine. Stories profiled several attendees and gave a glimpse of the experience and excitement of Conference.

Honoring Paula Wasko, Who Was Taken Too Soon

Paula Wasko (pictured, right) was a welcoming smile at all of our National events. She loved our community and and appreciated our nonpartisan, welcoming approach. She saw the beauty in every person and encouraged us in every platform. She was suddenly taken from us in Fall 2020 from a misdiagnosed issue. She is deeply missed. In her honor, the Paula Wasko Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to fund opportunities for women in our community who exhibit Paula’s loving heart and enthusiasm for life but may not otherwise be able to attend events without financial assistance. Thank you to CZ-USA for the Upland Ultralight 20ga Over/Under Shotgun. Raffle tickets raised $5,000 for the fund!

An AG & AG Wedding Story

On August 21, AG & AG Founder Julianna Crowder was honored to officiate the wedding of AG & AG’s Director of Training Tatiana Whitlock and Aaron Noon. The bride was not without her Walther PPS in an ankle holster.

Local Training and Media Highlights

Here are local news and media highlights for August 2021:

The Sierra Foothills CA Chapter had a clinic on Filipino KunTao with Mel HeBert of Street Fight Survival. He is the longest practicing KunTao Black Belt in the U.S., and is an original student of WWII Navy Seal Grand Master, Joe Rossi.

Four more A-Team members in the North Austin, TX chapter successfully completed their NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home in August.

The League City TX Chapter’s raised $200 for the AG & AG Back the Women in Blue program. For $5 ladies could make a guess as to how much ammunition was in the jar. Tiffany Wren won the jar of ammo with one of her guesses coming the closest!

AG & AG Executive Director Robyn Sandoval is a co-host on the weekly Polite Society Podcast presented by the Second Amendment Foundation.

Sharable Articles

The following articles were published in August 2021:

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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