In May 2022, A Girl & A Gun was soaring high after experiencing an overwhelmingly successful National Conference! Our members continued to stay engaged virtually and we held a lot of in-person events at the range. Here are some of the highlights:
New Walther F-Series Pistol Introduces Training with AG & AG
Walther launched the F-Series pistol during the AG & AG National Conference. Our members were excited to demo it first and learn about the features and female-focused design elements that make this pistol unique. And as it began shipping from the factory in May, AG & AG postcards were included in thousands of cases!
AG & AG Growing Numbers as Training Counselors
In May three more AG & AG Chapter Facilitators earned the distinction of Training Counselor for the USCCA. With the addition of Sandra, Kimberly, and Cindy, this makes at least 17 USCCA Training Counselors that are members or leaders of AG & AG! It is exciting to see more women among the ranks that train and mentor upcoming instructors.
AG & AG Ladies Have Strong Showing at The Mingle
AG & AG was the most represented group at The Mingle, an invitation-only training event hosted by The Complete Combatant. Demonstrating our organization’s commitment to training and excellence, our members traveled from many different states to Georgia for the training event that included learning and camaraderie.
AG & AG Launches Two New MasterClass Programs
In May AG & AG launched two new masterclass programs: Mindset Masters and Leadership Academy. Led by Master Certified Prioritized Leader Coach and Consultant Kelley Moore, these year-long courses provide proven techniques that will help our members and Chapter Facilitators increase self-awareness, conquer limiting beliefs, build a supportive BOS (Belief Operating System), manage their actions under pressure, shift the ways they think about challenges, changes, and choices, and grow our community.
By the Numbers
- In May 2022 A Girl & A Gun chapters hosted over 268 events with more than 1,430 participants (+17% over last May)!
- We mailed 424 new membership packets from HQ (consistent with last May).
- We opened 1 new chapter in May: Chattahoochee Valley AL.
- We hosted 4 virtual events with more than 1,665 (and climbing!) views.
- Our smartphone app grew to 10,114 users (+37% over last May)!
Local Training and Media Highlights
Here are local news and media highlights for May 2022:
The Henderson NV Chapter hosted an Intro to Competition Clinc with 13 in attendance! Everyone had a blast!
The Central WI Chapter participated in the Lincoln County Sports Club Open House! They had a lot of new interest in memberships.
The Alvin TX Chapter hosted an ASI match, giving ladies experience shooting from alternate positions on the clock.
The Southeast MI Chapter started working on the NRA Marksmanship Qualification program together.
Several members from the Broward County & Gainesville FL Chapters spent a weekend training with AG & AG Training Director Tatiana Whitlock.
The Davenport IA Chapter competed in the annual East Coast Slingshot Tournament. Aiming is aiming!
The NW San Antonio TX Chapter hosted an Intro to Handgun class for 10 women. One attendee only took the class because she was afraid of the guns that her husband had in the house, and said, “I didn’t think I’d like it, but it’s really fun!”
The Central NJ Chapter had 6 members participate in a match for the Police League. They received many compliments about their skills and safety.
Robyn Sandoval was quoted in the Houston Chronicle about the safety of schools following the Uvalde tragedy.
Robyn Sandoval was the guest on Season 3 Episode E09 of the Firearm Trainer’s Podcast.
Robyn Sandoval was featured in a viral video produced by the DC Project.
Robyn Sandoval was one of the “models” in the NRA Annual Meetings Concealed Carry Fashion Show.
Robyn Sandoval was a co-host for the Polite Society Podcast sponsored by the Second Amendment Foundation.
The following articles were published in May 2022:
- How to Talk to Your Kids in the Wake of a School Shooting
- A Closer Look at the Enigma Holster
- Handgun Instructors: Be Curious
- Survey: Concealed Carry
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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