This month we celebrated our 12th anniversary! Our memberships were up 24% over last year! We hosted more training events and welcomed many new members. Here are the highlights for February 2023!
AG & AG Celebrates 12 YEARS!
On February 28, A Girl & A Gun Nation celebrated Founder’s Day to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the evening that Julianna Crowder hosted 5 ladies at a range outside Austin TX for the very first Girl’s Night Out in 2011. Since then, AG & AG has introduced thousands of women and families to the safe and proficient use and storage of firearms. Last year alone the league hosted more than 38,000 women at 3,500 training events! The club currently has more than 7,100 card-carrying members throughout all 50 states, as well as thousands of guests who attend training and competitive events.
17 More GLOCK Armorers in AG & AG
This month 17 AG & AG ladies traveled to the GLOCK Professional facility. Participants took a one-day armorers class followed by two days of live-fire on the range with GLOCK instructors. Over the years we have brought more than 100 women to Smyrna, GA, to become certified GLOCK Armorers during the AG & AG/GLOCK courses. We love seeing more women educated as armorers!
AG & AG Holiday Targets Debuted
This month we began launching our series of holiday targets! Our candy hearts provided several aiming areas, corresponding drills, and even competitions, so our members could challenge their friends and sweethearts! Our March target features B8 shooting areas and lots of shamrock-themed drills and shenanigans. Our line of colorful targets is engaging, fun, and educational!
Conference Catalog Published
In February, we published the AMPLIFY 2023 Conference Catalog for all registered participants. The 280-page Catalog lists the 81 top-tier instructors that will be teaching, courses available, agenda, gear requirements, optional activities, and training matrix for our 2023 National Conference Presented by GLOCK that will take place April 27-April 30, 2023, outside Grand Junction, CO. The schedule (pictured above) shows the 377 training sessions that the 600 students can attend.
By the Numbers
Here is a look at our reach in February 2023:
- We mailed 618 membership packets mailed from HQ (+24.35% over last Feb)!
- In Feb. 2023 A Girl & A Gun chapters hosted over 341 chapter events with 2,161 attendees (+19.26% over last Feb)!
- We opened 2 new chapters in February: La Grange TX and Stark & Summit OH.
- We hosted 3 virtual events with 1,796 (and climbing!) views.
- Our smartphone app downloads grew to 10,866 users (+18.7% over last Feb).
Local Training and Media Highlights
Here are local news and media highlights for February 2023:
The Flagler County FL Chapter began the NRA Marksmanship Program this month. The ladies are stepping out of their comfort zones to learn more and more!
The Memphis TN Chapter had a pistol cleaning clinic. The chapter has grown with first-time gun buyers, so they took some time to go over the basics.
The San Antonio TX Chapter gave a Giant Valentine card to the employees at Nardis Gun Club, Rolling Oaks location. It was filled with messages of gratitude for the staff. #givingback
The Sarasota/Bradenton FL Chapter hosted a Sweetheart Shoot on Valentine’s Day. The turnout was amazing! And then they had dinner afterwards.
The Dayton OH Chapter shot February’s Heart Target and it was a huge success! Everyone loved the playing card target as well.
The Montgomery County PA Chapter hosted Girls Night Out and the girls put rounds downrange on Cupid targets and they won blingy things!
The Lakeland FL Chapter had 10 members attend a defensive pistol class, learning defensive techniques and Florida law.
The Salt Lake City UT Chapter started the night playing Firearm Safety Jeopardy and then went Speed Dating with different styles, platforms and calibers of firearms.
The McHenry County IL Chapter celebrated their second anniversary! Guests, members, family and friends all enjoyed 24 lanes of shooting and four lanes on the smokeless range simulator.
The Woodlands TX Chapter worked on trigger control and the suggested drills with the new February target at our Breakfast & Bullets event on February 17th.
The Orlando and North Brevard FL Chapters participated in the GSSF Glock Match on February 4th and 5th. Over 20 ladies from both chapters volunteered and shot the event!
The Alvin TX Chapter kicked off the NRA Marksmanship Program with great success.
The Littleton CO Chapter had a booth at the Triple J Armory’s League of Ladies Confab Event! Over 50 women attended this Ladies Only event.
The West Palm Beach FL Chapter is finally back up and rolling with great responses from the ladies!
Members of the Henderson and Las Vegas NV Chapters took part in a Stop the Bleed class.
The Tallahassee FL Chapter invited spouses to the range to celebrate Valentine’s Day where they did The Bill Drill with heart targets.
The Sherwood OR Chapter celebrated their one-year anniversary in February and had cake, potluck, games, and smiles all around!
The Sheboygan County WI ladies learned how to operate a variety of flashlight options and holds, with a low-light move and shoot.
The ladies from the Las Vegas and Henderson NV Chapters began Conference prep! They began with dry fire practice and then moved to live fire.
The Northern CO Chapter attended a simulation training this February. The simulation was actual events with actors using CO2 firearms.
On February 10th at the Burke’s Gun Shop, the Endless Mountains PA Chapter hosted a Grip and Stance clinic.
The Sierra Foothills CA Chapter hosted February’s Bullets & Brunch and a sister from the San Diego Chapter joined as well.
The League City TX Chapter hosted Suppressed Weapons Systems at their February Girls Night Out.
The Savannah GA Chapter got their strong hand/weak hand shooting drills in, while enjoying King Cake for Fat Tuesday.
The Lake Martin AL Chapter enjoyed a sunny, 72-degree day shooting clays. The pollen was STRONG but the sisterhood was STRONGER!
The Treasure Coast FL Chapter had a huge success shooting the AR15 platform.
Congratulations to two members of the Lubbock TX Chapter who became USPSA Certified Range Officers!
Executive Director Robyn Sandoval was a guest instructor on Episode 307 of the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast, which airs on iTunes, Stitcher, Amazon, Google Podcasts, Tunein, Spotify, Podbean, and iHeart Radio.
The following articles were published in February 2023:
- Instructor Spotlight – Tes Salb
- Instructor Spotlight – Dan Brady
- Instructor Spotlight – Brian Hill
- Instructor Spotlight – Riley Bowman
- Instructor Spotlight – Willie Parent
- Instructor Spotlight – Mark Suchy
- Instructor Spotlight – Shelley Hill
- Instructor Spotlight – Brian Quick
- Instructor Spotlight – Walt Proulx
- Instructor Spotlight – Vicki Farnam
- Instructor Spotlight – John Farnam
- Instructor Spotlight – Tim Kelly
- Instructor Spotlight – Lou Ann Hamblin
- Instructor Spotlight – Diana Rathborne
- Instructor Spotlight – Sarah & Jon Hauptman
- Instructor Spotlight – Adam Winch
- Instructor Spotlight – Sarah Joy Albrecht
- Instructor Spotlight – Michelle Cerino
- Instructor Spotlight – Vallerie Kunz
- Instructor Spotlight – David Jenkins
- Instructor Spotlight – Josh White
- Instructor Spotlight – Jim Delahanty
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 hundreds of ranges throughout the United States.
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