Take a look at what February 2020 brought for AG & AG! More followers, more chapters, and more growth! Here are some of the highlights:
On Feb. 28th, A Girl & A Gun celebrated its 9th birthday! Founder’s Day marks the anniversary of the day that Julianna Crowder hosted 5 ladies (photo above) at a range outside Austin TX for the very first Girl’s Night Out in 2011. Today, AG & AG hosts Girl’s Night Out at more than 198 ranges across the nation!
Conference Catalog Published
In Feb, we published the ELEVATE 2020 Conference Catalog for all registered participants. The Catalog lists the 39 top-tier instructors that will be teaching, the courses available, agenda, gear requirements, optional activities, and training matrix for our 2020 National Conference Presented by SIG SAUER that will take place April 20-May 3 outside Grand Junction, CO.
Conservative Political Action Conference
AG & AG was on site for CPAC 2020, which took place outside Washington D.C. and featured notable names in the 2nd Amendment community. Robyn Sandoval had a great time visiting with our friends and colleagues.
Project Appleseed Partnership
AG & AG announced its partnership with Project Appleseed to provide fun and informative ladies-only classes. Project Appleseed is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that educates participants on the legacy of American marksmanship. AG & AG is excited to expand the Ladyseed offerings throughout the country.
More Certified GLOCK Armorers and Operators
Seven AG & AG leaders attended a 1-day Armorer class and a 2-day Operator class at GLOCK Professional in Smyrna, GA. They spent an entire day learning the intricacies of GLOCK pistols and then each sent 1,000 rounds down range from a variety of positions and distances to hone speed and accuracy. Since 2018, 46 women in AG & AG have traveled to Smyrna and earned these certificates.
In the News
Robyn Sandoval was quoted by The Washington Free Beacon in response to a statement made by Igor Volsky, executive director of Guns Down America.
AG & AG blog post about Introducing a Firearm to a Woman in Crisis was widely shared.
AG & AG got a shout out in the Iron Roots CrossFit podcast when member Stacy Garcia shared her journey from competitive shooting to the police academy.
AG & AG blog Lessons Learned: My First Pheasant Hunt detailed Robyn’s and Julianna’s experience on their hunt with CZ-USA.
AG & AG Doswell VA Chapter Facilitator Candy Eubank was a constant voice in numerous interviews against gun control measures in Virginia.
By the Numbers
• In February 2020, A Girl & A Gun chapters hosted 193 local events.
• We launched 5 new chapters (Sierra Foothills CA, Berryville AR, Central NJ, Cedar Park TX, and Treasure Coast FL).
• 442 new membership packets were mailed from HQ.