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Pistol Marksmanship Program

The A Girl & A Gun Pistol Marksmanship Program is a self-paced, guided shooting activity that helps you develop your pistol fundamentals and earn beads for your bracelet along the way! Through this program, you will measure your progress in basic marksmanship skills, including fundamental techniques that you may not have thought to tackle or had the opportunity to learn.

Fun Drills

Simple yet challenging drills will help you have guided practice of your skillsets.

Earn Awards

Earning your beads is a proactive and exciting way to show pride about your pistol skills!

Celebrate Success

Our entire sisterhood would like to celebrate your accomplishments!

Dates & Agenda

You can earn one bead at each AG & AG chapter event that you attend. Seek prior approval from your Chapter Facilitator that the Pistol Marksmanship Program will be incorporated at upcoming events.

Registration

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About the Marksmanship Program

The A Girl & A Gun Pistol Marksmanship Program is a self-paced, guided shooting activity that helps you develop your pistol fundamentals and earn beads for your bracelet along the way! Through this program, you will measure your progress in basic marksmanship skills, including fundamental techniques that you may not have thought to tackle or had the opportunity to learn.

Earning your beads is a proactive and exciting way to show pride about your pistol skills! You start with a stylish leather bracelet and then earn up to 20 beads as you progress through the Pistol Marksmanship Program! Each of the 10 levels comprises 2 courses of fire (COFs), Standard (silver beads) and Precision (gold beads).

If you are newer in your firearms journey, you may choose to start with the Standard strings and progress through the 10 levels of the program to earn your 10 silver beads, before returning to Level 1 and tackling the Precision strings to earn your 10 gold beads.

Experienced shooters have the choice to only earn the 10 gold beads, or you can earn a silver and gold bead for each level for a total of 20 beads as you advance through the program. The choice is yours!

The $39.99 fee covers:

  • Pistol Marksmanship Program Booklet
  • Leather Bracelet
  • 1 complete set of Award Beads
 
An additional set of beads with a second bracelet is available for $19.99. When you order both COFs, your Chapter Facilitator will also receive a Certificate Award that she will present to you when you earn all 20 levels of the Pistol Marksmanship Program! 
 
When you buy both sets at once, you save on shipping; however, you can return later to buy a second set if you choose to space it out. All items are shipped to your Chapter Facilitator and she will give your book and bracelet to you. 

AG & AG Silhouette Targets may be purchased from the Pro Shop or possibly from your Chapter Facilitator.

Yes, the Pistol Marksmanship Program is for members of AG & AG. If you’re not a member, join today! We have chapters throughout the country or you can be a part of national eChapter.

To tackle a COF of the Pistol Marksmanship Program, you will need to have the following items on hand at an AG & AG event:

  • Eye and hearing protection
  • Semiautomatic handgun
  • 3+ magazines (Note: Precision COFs require mags that hold at least 10 rds)
  • Minimum of 50 rounds of FMJ ammunition
  • Your AG & AG Pistol Marksmanship Program handbook and pen
  • 3 snap caps (for Levels 4 and 8)
  • Shot timer (for Precision COFs)
  • A positive attitude and growth mindset
  • Optional: Your AG & AG Shooting Journal


AG & AG Leadership will need to have the following supplies:

  • AG & AG Silhouette Target(s)
  • Your next bead for your Pistol Marksmanship Program bracelet!

The Pistol Marksmanship Program booklet lists all of the rules and requirements of the program. 

To shoot a COF of the Pistol Marksmanship Program, you will need 50 rounds of full metal jacket (FMJ) cartridges in your firearm’s caliber. Have additional ammunition on hand in case you must reshoot a string.

Cancellations and Refunds
You can earn one bead at each AG & AG chapter event that you attend. There will be no refunds for programs that have been shipped from HQ. A participant who is disqualified will not receive refunds for beads not earned.