We kicked off 2021 with more members, more events, and more announcements! Here are the highlights:
2021 Schedule Announced
Our members are excited to get back to the range in 2021, so we are planning exciting and diverse events:
- Shooting/Defensive Training: Our National Conference will take place April 29-May 3, 2021, at Cameo Shooting and Education Complex near Grand Junction, CO.
- Multigun Training: Our 3-Gun University 2.0 Retreat will take place May 4-8, 2021, at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, NM.
- Armorer and Pistol Training: AG & AG classes will take place February 15-19 and August 2-6, 2021, at GLOCK Professional in Smyrna, GA.
- Sporting Clays: Our Women’s Clays Championship will take place August 27-28, 2021, at Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, KS.
- Multigun Competition: Our Fall Festival matches will take place October 1-2, 2021, at the Lucas Ranch in Cross Timbers, MO.
- Hunting: Our Upland Adventure Pheasant Hunts will take place December 1-6, 2021, in Greensburg, KS.
GLOCK Announced as Title Sponsor
AG & AG announced in January that GLOCK is the Title Sponsor for the 9th Annual AG & AG National Conference, RISE 2021. GLOCK will also return as the Title Sponsor for the Back the Women in Blue training event. In addition, GLOCK will be sponsoring the AG & AG Pistol Training events in February and August at GLOCK Professional in Smyrna, GA, and will also be sponsor at Fall Fest for our Team Pistol Challenge and Multigun Challenge. We are excited and grateful to partner with this global brand.
Making a Difference in 2021
We have added these charitable events to our 2021 calendar:
- National Train the Teacher Day: June 19, 2021. Many of our instructors will be providing firearms training to all teachers who want to learn gun safety.
- Legally Armed in Detroit Women’s Event: August 21, 2021. Several AG & AG Instructors will be teaching at the 9th Annual event that trains 2,000 women in 2 days.
- Back the Women in Blue: September 2021. AG & AG hosts female law enforcement officers for firearms and defensive tactics training.
- Honored American Veterans Afield: October 2021. Several of our instructors will be volunteering at the HAVA Family Day 2021.
In January we continued publishing articles that feature our Chapter Facilitators, who are all certified instructors with advanced credentials. We also began spotlighting our Conference instructors, so that our community can learn more about the training that they offer. These spotlight articles connect our members with training opportunities around the country and identify popular training topics.
4Q Winners Announced
In January we announced the winners for our 4th Quarter Match. The Quarterly Match is a nationwide postal match among members of A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League. The match allows new shooters to overcome mental barriers to participating in competitive shooting and gives experienced shooters the ability to test their skills in a casual, familiar environment. Winners of the match receive cash prizes based on the number of participants, and of course, bragging rights among the chapters.
By the Numbers
- In January 2021, A Girl & A Gun hosted over 42 events with more than 1,102 participants.
- We mailed 619 new membership packets from HQ.
- We opened 3 new chapters in January: Spring TX, Northeast TN, and Kansas City, MO.
- Our smartphone app downloads grew to 6,213 registrations!
In the News
Here is where you saw A Girl & A Gun in January:
AG & AG was featured in a beautiful 5-page spread of the Jan/Feb issue of Lady Shooter Life Styles Magazine that documented Natalia Gonzalez’s time at Fall Fest.
AG & AG’s Alycia Pollotta was featured in the Traverse City Northern Express Newspaper.
Robyn Sandoval was a co-host on several episodes of the Polite Society Podcast Powered by the Second Amendment Foundation.
AG & AG’s Gabby Cannons was a guest on the Riding Shotgun with Charlie podcast.
AG & AG’s Tatiana Whitlock and Judi Wells host the Responsibly Armed Radio show.
Robyn Sandoval was a guest on the Up Range Videocast hosted by DefComp Training.
In January 2021, A Girl & A Gun published the following articles:
- Facilitator Spotlight: Heather Reeves
- Top 10 Female Shooters
- 4Q2020 Quarterly Match Winners Announced
- Instructor Spotlight: Mia Anstine
- GLOCK Title Sponsor of 9th Annual AG & AG Conference
- Instructor Spotlight: Mark Suchy
- Instructor Spotlight: Josh Crosby
- Instructor Spotlight: Jim Majoros
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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