March 2022 was full of training, camaraderie, and planning for next month’s National Conference! We enjoyed a lot of time together on the range, and the daylight savings change provided more daylight for outdoor shooting fun! Here are some of the March 2022 highlights:
AG & AG Execs Featured for International Women’s Day
Savage Arms selected AG & AG Founder Julianna Crowder and AG & AG Executive Director Robyn Sandoval in their feature on International Women’s Day, March 8th. Both women were interviewed about their roles as leading women in the firearm industry. According to Savage, “We want to shine a spotlight on some amazing women in the outdoors – leaders, role models, mentors, mothers, sisters, and daughters – by sharing their stories, words of advice and encouragement for other women.”
12 AG & AG Leaders Add USCCA DSF Instructor to Their CVs
March 8-10, 2022, resulted in a dozen newly certified USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructors within the AG & AG community. The DSF course covers real-world defensive shooting fundamentals, the balance of speed and precision, stance and movement, high-compressed ready position, presentation from the holster, one-handed shooting, a home defense simulation, and several defensive shooting fundamental drills to help these AG & AG leaders prepare their students to protect themselves and those whom they love.
AG & AG Members Featured in Shooting Industry Magazine
The March 2022 Issue of Shooting Industry Magazine is known as “The Woman’s Issue” and so AG & AG was spotlighted several times throughout the issue. One article, however, “Getting the Whole Family Involved” offered several stories from AG & AG members and how they share their love of shooting with their children. From marksmanship training to competitive matches, our moms describe their family time on the range.
Another Manufacturer Taps AG & AG for Market Research
A startup firearms manufacturer was hoping to learn about women’s preferences, needs, and interests about their favorite wheel guns. Nearly 200 female revolver enthusiasts participated in the survey to provide information about the handgun features. The results were great feedback for a firearm that is often pushed to new shooters, but seldom researched by instructors on the ground with America’s fastest growing demographic.
Member Appreciation: 5 Lucky Winners!
The end of March marks the end of the quarter, which means it’s time for our quarterly Member Appreciation Giveaway Drawing! Thank you to the generosity of our sponsors, Charter Arms and Voodoo Tactical, who made it possible for us to give away two .38 Spl revolvers, a Mini Tobago backpack, a TSA-approved pistol case, and a pack of AG & AG branded range gear! We love thanking our members for being members!
By the Numbers
- In March 2022 A Girl & A Gun chapters hosted over 322 events with more than 1,936 participants (+7% growth over last month)!
- We mailed 576 new membership packets from HQ (+16% growth since last month).
- We opened 2 new chapters in March: Maui HI and Treasure Valley ID.
- We hosted 3 virtual events with more than 1,377 (and climbing!) views.
- Our smartphone app grew to 9,317 users and our member database is now over 26,200 accounts.
Local Training and Media Highlights
Here are local news and media highlights for March 2022:
The Southeast MI Chapter was featured on their local ABC affiliate in a segment called: Gun ownership for women is on the rise, A Girl & A Gun is a women’s shooting league out of Michigan.
The Kettle Moraine and Sheboygan County Chapters hosted The Refuse To Be A Victim Crime Prevention seminar offering tips and techniques to increase awareness, prevent criminal confrontation, and develop personal safety strategies.
The Beaumont TX Chapter hosted a “Cowgirl Day” shooting single action .22 revolvers and .22 Lever action and semi-auto rifles.
The Sierra Foothills CA Chapter celebrated their 2nd Anniversary with a representative from U.S. Law Shield, a potluck dinner, and fun with “A Girl & A Gunopoly!”
The Greater Black Hills SD Chapter hosted their first Meet & Greet with over 25 ladies in attendance. 2 ladies drive in from east Wyoming and they are excited to be a part of AG & AG!
The Cedaredge CO Chapter had 18 ladies at their recent Breakfast & Bullets. They had a holster clinic and played a game “What is in my range bag?” Even though it was only 27 degrees, 7 of them shot at the outdoor range, too!
The Savannah GA Chapter is growing with more ladies shooting IDPA, GSSF, and outlaw matches. It is so exciting to see them branching out and stepping out of their comfort zones to try something new!
The Bastrop TX Chapter had two more ladies become certified instructors! They also kicked off their summer shotgun series to get outside and break some clays.
The Lubbock TX Chapter hosted an Intro to AR-15 Clinic to help ladies prepare for rifle classes at the upcoming National Conference.
The Little Rock AR Chapter participated in a F. A. S. T. Clinic from S7 tactical. Everyone did very well, improved time on the drill, and were complimented by the instructor on their safety.
The Northern CO Chapter hosted their USCCA rep, who did a great presentation and answered a lot of questions. Of the 28 gals that came to the event ~10 of them became USCCA members.
The Davenport lA Chapter did some one-hand exercises and shot both strong hand and support hand shamrock targets.
The Savannah GA Chapter asked the owners of the range if they can paint a line for people to be behind during an AG & AG event and they say, “Sure, we will pay for the paint!” (And they bought AG & AG Blue!)
The Cedaredge CO Chapter had 15 ladies at their recent Girls Night Out. The Facilitator Gloria says, “I think the best thing about our events is what close friends they are all becoming.”
Robyn Sandoval visited the San Diego CA Chapter at their recent Girls Night Out! The ladies worked on mag reloads and target transitions.
The North Brevard FL Chapter hosted a gun cleaning clinic and potluck with discussions about one of our AG & AG Book Club books, “Spotting Danger Before It Spots You”, by Gary Quesenberry.
Robyn Sandoval was a co-host on the Polite Society podcast presented by the Second Amendment Foundation.
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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