Friendly and Certified Firearms Training for Women Since 2011

April 25 – April 28, 2024 • Grand Junction, CO​

You are cordially invited to the Biggest Event of the Year! This is your chance to gather with more than 1,000 members, sponsors, and friends from around the country! Attend training sessions with top instructors, get motivated by speakers, and meet innovative vendors and sponsors. Come and join us for a weekend full of women shooters who are living the pillars of AG & AG: Education, Recreation, Competition, and Community!

Live-Fire Education​

Pistol, rifle, and shotgun training sessions focusing on defense, competition, and cross-over skills!​​

Nonfire Workshops​

Learn skills in dryfire, gunsmithing, knife/ground fighting, medic, archery, legal topics, and much more!​

Camaraderie & Fun!​

It's a giant family reunion! You'll make new friends, win prizes, shop, shoot demos, learn, and laugh!​​

Dates & Agenda​

  • 4/22/24: Heligunner Bonus Sessions
  • 4/23/24: Leadership Day (Chapter Facilitators/A-Teamers)
  • 4/24/24: Early Bird Lecture Day
  • 4/25/24: Check-In*, Gear Check*, Range Demos, Retail Village, Welcome Gathering*
  • 4/26/24: Safety Brief*, Training Sessions 1 & 2
  • 4/27/24: Safety Brief*, Training Sessions 3 & 4
  • 4/28/24: Safety Brief*, Training Sessions 5 & 6, Farewell


Note:
Bonus Sessions are available before and after Conference. Additional fees apply and activities are separate from AG & AG. Details are published in the Conference Catalog (published in February prior to the event). *Indicates mandatory attendance.

Registration​

Our National Conference SHINE 2024 is SOLD OUT with 700 students. Please join us in 2025! Registration opens 9/1/24.

2024 Instructors and Speakers

Adam Winch Defenders USA
Aimee Langdon Langdon Tactical
AJ Zito Practical Performance
Aqil Qadir Citizens Safety Academy
Anna Taylor Dene Adams
Art Aplan
Austin Proulx Go Fast Concepts
Brian Hill The Complete Combatant
Brian McLaughlin Mountain Man Medical
Brian Young Cameo
Chuck Haggard Agile/Training & Consulting
Craig McMichael 
Dan Brady Apache Solutions
Dave Hartman Gunsite
Dave Jenkins Rochester Personal Defense
Derek Watkins Apache Solutions
Dorothea Dotter Syren
Ed Monk Last Resort Firearms Training
Eric Lamberson Sensible Self Defense
Erick Gelhaus
Gabby Franco GabbyFranco.som
Howie Marbury Citizens Safety Academy
Jack Shepard USCCA
Jasmine Vanderpool
 Martial Arts Research Systems
Jim Burnell Cameo
John Correia Active Self Protection
John Farnam Defense Training International
John Holschen West Coast Armory
Joseph “Willie” Parent GLOCK Professional
Josh Crosby Texas Combat Systems
Joshua White Aspen Defense Innovations
Kaery Dudenhoffer Active Self Protection
Katie Contreras Mountain Man Medical
Kelly Dickson Sporting Clay Xperiences
Kim Williams Project Appleseed
Larry St. Clair Martial Way Legacy
Lou Ann Hamblin LouKa Tactical
Mark Suchy TeamOne Network
Matt Mallory Public Safety and Education
Mike Hughes Next Level Training
Mike Ox Dry Fire Cards
MJ Adamcik Fringe
Neil Weidner Active Self Protection
Nick Young Velox Training Group
Paul Carlson Safety Solutions Academy
Rebby Donnelly MantisX
Riley Bowman Shooting Performance
Russell Anthon Defenders USA
Sara Ryan Athena’s Armory
Shelley Hill
The Complete Combatant
Stephannie Weidner Active Self Protection
Steve Hendricks USCCA
Steve Moses Palisade Training Group
Tatiana Whitlock A Girl & A Gun
Tessah Booth PHLSTER Holsters
Tiffany Johnson Citizens Safety Academy
Tim Kelly Apache Solutions
Tim Reedy TDR Training
Tina Martin Shieldmaiden Defense
Vallerie Kunz Cameo
Vicki Farnam DTI Women
Walt Proulx Wilson Combat
Zach Cox Apache Solutions

About National Conference

The AG & AG National Conference is the nation’s most notorious firearms event for women. AG & AG members from all corners of the country gather in one place to train with best instructors. You can enjoy modular training of a variety of disciplines over several days. In other words, you can jump into a new sport, topic, or platform while you have the best instructors and loaner gear to see what you can learn! For new shooters, you’ll gain confidence and skills. For experienced shooters, you’ll be coached to the next level!

Although there are some pre-Conference activities (Leadership Day and Early Bird Lecture Day), Conference officially starts on Thursday. Meet our sponsors, shoot the demo guns, shop the vendors, go through Gear Check, and then meet at 5pm MT for the official Welcome! Training Days are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, each starting with a Safety Brief. Don’t miss the Safety Briefs — if your name is drawn from the red bag, you must be present to win!
In February, registered participants receive the official Conference Catalog that lists all of the instructors, course descriptions, bonus activities, social gatherings, round counts, gear requirements, maps, agendas, and more! In March, participants have assigned times to build schedules. Classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis, but all of the classes are amazing! Often someone’s least desired class ends up being her favorite of the weekend!

First, as a thank-you gift, the previous year’s attendees get to register first for the next year’s Conference. Second, the practical matter is that they have taken 6-12 or more sessions from the instructor cadre already and so they will get the opportunity to build a schedule that includes new-to-them instructors. Third, roughly half of the attendees return from the previous year, so this format still allows us plenty of room to grow the league, invite new shooters, and provide a new and exciting experience to every participant.

For live-fire training, we limit the firing line to 5-18 students, depending on the skills being addressed. We also assign multiple instructors and Range Safety Officers to ensure all classes have adequate supervision and safety protocols. Live-fire space is limited to 37 areas (approximately 300 participants at a time), so participants are encouraged to also take advantage of the 26 field classrooms offering dry-fire, hands-on discussions, lectures, workshops, and other training sessions (approximately 400 participants at a time).

The $450 cost gives each attendee 3 full days of training in 6-12 training sessions, low instructor:student ratio, swag bag full of goodies, chance to win in the gun giveaway drawings, the option for convenient lunches on training days, an exclusive event tshirt, an exclusive event decal, a full day of to shoot demos with sponsor-provided ammo, camaraderie, fun, and friendship to last a lifetime!

Transportation, lodging, ammo, most meals, and bonus activities are the responsibility of the participant. Most women budget $3,000 for the trip.

Yes, National Conference is for women who are active members of A Girl & A Gun.

No, we have had attendees who have had a recent surgery and need to take it easy as well as pregnant and nursing mothers who want to avoid lead exposure. Many women opt for dry-fire clinics and lectures the entire weekend. They learn so much and are always glad they came!

Yes! you will receive emails with tips, checklists, videos, and information to make sure you have the right equipment, knowledge, mindset, and attitude to have an incredible time at Conference! You may worry that you’ll be wandering around lost, but you’ll have a gameplan, and 1,000 friends who will guide you where you need to be.

We have several room blocks at area hotels, but we don’t publish them for security reasons. Participants will receive that information after registration.

After you make your training schedule in March, you’ll know exactly how much ammo (and what calibers) to bring. You can pre-purchase ammo in advance and pick it up at Check In.

Location

Cameo Shooting & Education Complex

3934 I 9/10 Rd
Palisade, CO

2024 Sponsors

Thank you to the following partners for providing funds and/or donations to make this event possible! If you are interested in putting your brand name in front of women shooters, in our event photos, and on merchandise that they take home, become a sponsor.

Title Sponsor

GLOCK

Diamond Sponsor

Gun Toten Mamas Taurus Ruger Staccato Vortex Magpul Seal 1 GGJSC USCCA Walther

Platinum Sponsors

Law Shield Big Tex Ordnance Mossberg

Gold Sponsor

HK Smith & Wesson Bowers Group Daniel Defense Gunsite Hunters Gold Right to Bear Savage Mantis Dry Fire Cards

Silver Sponsor

Mountain Man Medical ATK1 Sport NSSF Ukoala Zendira Crossbreed HPSSW ESP Freedom Holsters Grizzly Ears Make Ready Range Wear Primary Arms Syren Voodoo Tactical

Bronze Sponsors

Silencer Central Gun Goddess POM Beretta Holosun AceXR Action Target Athlon Hi Viz Otis Technology Shadow Systems Streamlight MASP Industries RISE ArmamentSSP

Contributors

Haven Defense Kinsey Rhea Benelli Kestrel Real Avid Kahr 1791 Langdon Tactical Next Level Training SureFire Trijicon Console Vault Swab Its Zuca Pelican Bond Arms Nexbelt Sinclair Falco Liberty Ammo Briley Brownells Cabelas Dene Adams Carry Girl Gear Hygenall Macks Packin Neat Red Hill Tactical Vertx Wild Hare WileyX Firearms Trainers Assoc Galco Riton Refuge Medical Scabbard Ice Shakers Keltec Pack N Heat Pepsi Rite in the Rain Ditale Barrel Blok Ready Up Gear Louka Tactical Team One Network Complete Combatant

Cancellations and Refunds
Life happens and sometimes last-minute situations arise that can prevent you from attending; however, as time goes on, vendors and service providers have been paid. Therefore, a $50 administrative fee will be charged for any cancellation before 12/31/2023. Beginning 1/1/2024, 50% refunds will be issued for any cancellation. Beginning 3/1/2024, no refunds will be issued for event registration fees, bonus sessions, or event-related merchandise if you discover that you are unable to attend. No transfers. Refunds will be applied per the policy, and then other members may purchase available tickets.