There are pros and cons of competitive shooting sports as they relate to defensive firearms training. The bottom line is that competitive shooting sports will not replace self-defense training. Even though shooting matches can mimic real-life scenarios, time on the shot timer it is not real life and paper targets are not shooting back. However, even in this controlled environment, competitive shooting remains one of the most effective ways to hone your gun handling and marksmanship skills. In order to be effective in a defensive situation involving your firearm, you must be proficient these six fundamental concepts that are strengthened by participation in competitive shooting sports.
A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) is pleased to announce that SIG Sauer is the Title Sponsor of the first-ever Ladies USPSA Handgun Championship to be held at Rockcastle Shooting Center on Sunday, October 7, 2018. This match comprises the final day of the A Girl & A Gun Fall Festival, which includes shooting clinics and competitive events for women.
By Christi Conner Tate. At the close of my second year of competitive shooting, I am not a newbie anymore. I sat on the porch in the cold one morning as snow clouds hung low and dark in the north Georgia mountains where I make my home. With coffee in hand, I asked aloud to anyone who would listen, “Why am I making rookie mistakes?” This isn’t fun. “Who does that in the close of their second year?” Repeatedly, I could put my finger on a recurring problem rather than newness: it’s the lack of focus during the planning and the execution during the whole process of competitive shooting from the going to bed on time to ensuring my gear is together. I am going to bring back some elements of the nervous girl I banished because she’d been unable to eat or sleep until prep had been done. In my third season, I’m going to bring back part of that nerve problem: use my calm to be more efficient and work on focus and let the nervous girl the credit that she deserves and force me to prepare.
Starting this quarter, the AG & AG quarterly match has some enhancements to improve your participation experience. The Quarterly Match sounds like a “big event,” but really it is just an activity that can be done at a regularly scheduled GNO.
David Power offers 5 pieces of advice for dads of junior competitive shooters.
A Girl & A Gun is excited to announce that it has partnered with Tony Pignato for 2018. Tony will drive our strategic marketing plan to give each of our sponsors and affiliate partners the best possible return on marketing investment for the 2018 AG & AG National Conference and the AG & AG Brownells Ladies’ Multigun Fall Festival. The strategy includes optimizing the social media reach of AG & AG, establishing strategic media partnerships with influencers, creating engaging and exciting content for our event and our partners, and increasing awareness of our organization, events, and sponsors through proven marketing techniques.
Chad Francis offers 6 tips for dads of daughters competiting in shooting sports.
By Dani Durante. Over the years I talked a lot about wanting to try a shooting match, but I never took the time to look into signing up. With a career and then having children I put my interests on hold until I thought I would have time. After moving to Texas, I saw A Girl & A Gun signs and told David that I wanted to join and get into competitive shooting, but again I didn’t think my needs or wants were a priority over taking kids everywhere they needed to go or setting up those so important playdates. David bought me a membership in 2015 for my Christmas present. It was the best Christmas present a girl could get. Not only did it give me some quality time on the range, it also gave our family something to do together.
On November 11, 2017, the Tallahassee, FL Chapter of A Girl & A Gun hosted their 1st Annual Talon Freedom 3-Gun Challenge. This match raised money for scholarships for AG & AG members to attend additional training opportunities.
We all worry about it. And stress about it. And panic about it. What are some of the reasons shooters get DQ’d? And what really happens then? A few of the ladies who DQ’d at the 2017 A Girl & A Gun’s Brownells Ladies Multigun Fall Festival share their stories.