The 5th Annual A Girl & A Gun Fall Festival Presented by GLOCK took place from October 6-11, 2020, at CMP Marksmanship Park in Talladega, AL. The Multigun Challenge included 83 competitors from 21 different states. The Multisport Challenge included 71 competitors from 20 different states.
“We were proud to again host the only all-ladies multigun match in the nation,” said AG & AG Founder Julianna Crowder. “The CMP Marksmanship Park was the perfect venue for our participants from across the U.S. to gather for the great competition, training, and camaraderie for which A Girl & A Gun is known. 3-Gun University and Multisport Challenge increase visibility for shooting sports and encourage long-term participation in competitive and recreational shooting. Our events are essential to introducing new participants to local ranges, match clubs, and opportunities in the firearms industry at large.”
Event management included 8 HQ support staff and 39 Range Officers. Several Range Officers drove 12 hours or more to volunteer at this event. The closest volunteers commuted two hours to participate. Senior staff for A Girl & A Gun commuted from Austin, TX, to Alabama. A Girl & A Gun fosters an enthusiastic and experienced team that returns year after year and contributes to the success of the event.
The Presenting Sponsor, GLOCK, was on site to offer demos of the latest lines. Gold-Level Sponsor CZ-USA was also on site for shotgun sports. Banners on the stages represented 56 different industry brands, including SIG SAUER, Savage, Stag Arms, Sentry, Voodoo Tactical, Safariland, and Primary Arms.
Prior to the matches, 3-Gun University Presented by RUGER offered three days of training to teach 21 students the sport of 3-gun. Instructors reviewed all three platforms, gear, and stage strategies to help ladies have a successful experience for the Multigun Challenge. Pro staff Beth Walker of Team RUGER and Team Sentry’s Rebecca King presented a variety of clinics and stage walkthroughs for students, who ranged from new to experienced competitors.
The Multigun Challenge had participants with varying levels of experience. Twenty competitors were first-time competitors and ten were quite new to the sport of 3-gun. Nine pro shooters participated as well as many intermediate and advanced competitors.
The 2-day match offered eight stages that included Ricky Bobby-themed stages. While all stages were in square bays, the stage designs by Rangemaster John Crowder included nuances to create a fun and exciting match. Various positions, props, and gear requirements challenged competitors to balance speed and accuracy.
The division winners were as follows:
- Tac Ops
- Dakota Overland, Federal Premium *also top junior
- Reanna Kadic
- Ursula Williams, Team TROY *also top LEO
- Jennifer Petty
- Ashlynne Thomas *also top junior
- Cindi Dietrich
- Janelle Weathers *also top super senior
- Susan Richie
- Nancy Grunnet
- Cindy Coker, Team TROY
- Rebecca King, Team Sentry
- Tina Martin, Team RUGER
The Multisport Challenge presented eight stages, each featuring a different competitive sport. Similar to last year’s match, stages included Steel Challenge, 5-Stand, PCC, GSSF, IDPA, USPSA, and SASS. New this year was NRL22, which received rave reviews from the competitors. Each stage had sponsored pick-up guns to allow participants to try a variety of sports and give additional exposure to event sponsors.
The Top 5 winners of the Multisport Challenge were the following:
- Jennifer Blake
- Reanna Kadic
- Gina Roberts *also top super senior
- Harriett Williams *also top senior
- Rebecca King
A Girl & A Gun would like to thank the sponsors, host facility, and staff for an incredible event.
By the Numbers
- Multigun Challenge – 83 competitors
- 3-Gun University – 21 participants, 2 instructors
- Multisport Challenge – 71 competitors
- Match Staff – 39 Range Officers, 8 HQ
- Total on site – 132 attendees
- Sponsors represented in prizes/banners – 56 companies
- Sponsors/Vendors on site – 7 (GLOCK, CZ-USA, UKoala Bags, Hunters Gold, Premier Hearing, Primer & Co, FS Tactical)
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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Group photo by Dan’niel McKnight #PhotosByDanniel