In May 2020, A Girl & A Gun was soaring high after experiencing an overwhelmingly successful National Conference! Our members continued to stay engaged virtually, while some chapters were able to make it back to the range. Here are some of the highlights:
Email and Phone Inquiries
We have been fielding hundreds of inquiries of women who are looking for instructors and guidance. With the ongoing tension across the country, more people are looking for training classes and information on personal safety. We have also received several calls of gratitude, including one that said, “Our neighborhood is targeted for violence and I thought I would feel panicked, but I’m calm and confident. Thank you, Julianna and Robyn, for A Girl & A Gun.”
Digital Training Conference
The AG & AG 8th Annual National Training Conference Presented by SIG SAUER wrapped up on May 3rd. The event, Elevate 2020, comprised 79 on-demand and 33 livestreamed training sessions featuring 46 of the nation’s top firearms educators for 373 attendees! Participants have access to the training materials through late June.
Match Winners Announced
The 1Q2020 match winners were announced on May 11th. Even though COVID-19 restrictions made it difficult for chapters to gather to shoot the match strings, several chapters were able to submit their 1st Quarter scores. The Quarterly Match is a nationwide competition among members of A Girl & A Gun to encourage more women to participate in competitive shooting and give experienced shooters the ability to put their skills to the test.
On the Ground
In May Julianna Crowder made two quick trips to visit locations for our upcoming major events. She visited Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, KS, to prepare for the Women’s Clays Championship Presented by CZ-USA coming up in August. She also visited CMP Marksmanship Park in Talladega, AL, to prepare for Fall Fest Presented by GLOCK coming up in October. Both venues are excited to see ladies on the range!
Our new Vendor Partner Coordinator, Eileen Kerlin, began posting weekly spotlights each Monday to showcase some of the products and services of our Vendor Partners. These companies offer discounts to AG & AG members.
In the News
Robyn Sandoval was a guest instructor on Episode 195 of Self Defense Gun Stories podcast.
AG & AG MidSouth MS Chapter Facilitator Chris Schmied was featured in the IDPA Magazine.
Julianna Crowder participated in a livestreamed panel of women’s group hosted by Shoot Like a Girl.
Robyn Sandoval was a guest on Midwest Outdoors Sports Radio 810 WHB to discuss gun safety, firearms training, and upcoming events.
AG & AG Director of Training Tatiana Whitlock was a guest host on Civilian Carry Radio.
By the Numbers
• In May 2020, A Girl & A Gun chapters hosted 74 local and virtual events.
• 430 new registrations on our mobile app.
• 203 new membership packets were mailed from HQ.
• In May 2020, we opened 4 new chapters: Casper WY, Cincinnati OH, Middle TN, Deland-Daytona FL.