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Smith & Wesson to Present 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference

AUSTIN, Texas – Julianna Crowder, president of A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League, announced that legendary American firearms maker Smith & Wesson has signed on to be the presenting sponsor of the organization’s first annual national conference taking place in March of 2013.

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League is a ladies-only organization established by women shooters for women shooters for the pistol, rifle and shotgun sports. Founded in February of 2011 in Austin, Texas, A Girl & A Gun today has more than 750 members and 20 clubs in seven states, making it the fastest growing women’s shooting organization.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Smith & Wesson as the presenting sponsor for our first annual conference. Smith & Wesson has a long 160-year history in the firearms and shooting sports industry, and over those many years they have always catered to women shooters with both products and support for women’s groups like A Girl & A Gun. On behalf of our more than 750 members I want to thank Smith & Wesson for their generous support,” said Julianna Crowder.

“Smith & Wesson is proud to be named the presenting sponsor of the A Girl & A Gun National Conference as another way to show our dedication in encouraging women to participate in safe shooting experiences. From our support of women’s shooting camps, conferences and clinics to sponsoring the talented women on Team Smith & Wesson, we are committed to excellence in firearms safety and training as well as supporting the organizations and individuals that reflect our desire to share all the fun that the shooting sports offer, especially to women,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

The 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson, will take place March 22-24 at T.I.G.E.R. Valley, the premiere training facility in Central Texas located in Waco. Bringing together some of the top women in the shooting industry, the conference offers participants training sessions, live-fire instruction and presentations on topics relevant to women participating in the shooting sports today.

Registration for the conference is now open but space is limited. A Girl & A Gun members can register online, as well as find addition information regarding conference schedules and lodging.

For more information on the 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson, or to find a club near you, visit You can also join the conversation online on Facebook or by following @AGAGClub on Twitter.

Contact: Julianna Crowder

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