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AG & AG’s 1Q 2020 Match Winners

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2020 1st Quarter League Match. Congratulations to all who participated before COVID-19 restrictions made it difficult for chapters to gather to shoot the match strings.

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Growth Mindset

Keep Moving!

We know that things are uncertain now, and you may find yourself wanting to do something, and are being asked to do nothing and stay at home. But remember that there are always things you can do!

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4Q2019 Match Winners Announced

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2019 4th Quarter League Match. It was an exciting match for participants as they tested their dominant and non-dominant hand shooting skills along with changes in distance this quarter. Congratulations to all who participated!

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3Q2019 Match Winners

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2019 3rd Quarter League Match. It was an exciting match for participants this quarter Participants tested their dominant and non-dominant hand shooting skills along with target transitions this quarter.

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2Q2019 Match Winners Announced

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2019 2nd Quarter League Match. It was an exciting match for participants this quarter. Competitors tested their dominant and non-dominant hand shooting skills this quarter. Congratulations to all who participated.

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3 Gun Helped Me Survive

Although she is a deputy with the Boulder County (CO) Sheriff’s Office and a member of A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG), Teri Javes would not describe herself as a firearms enthusiast. She enjoys competition and began shooting 3-gun matches in 2014 with her husband and oldest daughter. She could not have predicted that the sport of 3-gun would one day help her survive an officer-involved shooting.

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4Q2018 Match Winners Announced

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2018 4th Quarter League Match. It was an exciting match for the participants this quarter. This is especially true for three members from the Vista, CA chapter, facilitated by LeAnne Farmer. This chapter secured the top three spots in the Centerfire Irons division, only separated by 1.71 seconds: Vyrna Romek (25.19 secs.), Kathy Smith (25.30 secs.), Gina Roberts (26.90 secs.). Congratulations to all who participated.

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Advice for Parents

Family Safety Brief at the Range

Seconds before the IDPA match was about to go hot in surrounding bays, AG & AG Founder Julianna Crowder turned to see two little kids playing on the top of the long-range impact berm. Immediately, in a voice that she has never used in her life, she yelled, “GET OFF THE BERM, GET OFF THE BERM, GET OFF THE BERM!” The entire range came to a halt as people in every direction turned and looked at her, and in shock as they saw the kids slide down the dirt. When the RSO approached the two dads, they apologized and said, “We just turned our back for a minute.” Somewhere in between the safety briefs that occur at the range, parents can create your own family safety briefing.

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Tie-Breaker Needed for 3Q 2018 Match

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2018 3rd Quarter League Match. Two incredible competitors TIED for 1st place in the Adult Centerfire Irons division. Cheryl Fordyce (FL – Tallahassee) and Cynthia Blankenship (AZ – Prescott Valley) both had the same total time of 12.47 seconds with zero penalties. The tie breaker was determined by who was the winner of each individual string. Cheryl had the fastest time in two of the three strings and took the 1st Place win. Congratulations to both ladies for their outstanding performance!

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Porta-Potties And Other Shooting Match Necessities

By Christi Conner Tate. If your match isn’t friendly to senior gals such as me, or girls who just won’t poo in the woods at any age, you should recognize that just because we are past our “pooing in woods prime,” or just “no”, most of us have an ammo and gun budgets that resembles the mortgage on a second house. You need us on your range. The presence of porta-potties is just a start.

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2nd Quarter Match Winners Announced

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2nd Quarter 2018 League Match. This quarter’s course of fire included 18 rounds total at an AG & AG Match Target #2. This was a Limited Vickers match with no more than 6 rounds per string.

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6 Defensive Concepts That Competitive Shooting Teaches You

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.

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Getting Starting

How to Find a Local Match

A great way to improve your shooting skills, while having fun, is to shoot in local, regional, and national competitive shooting sports. You are sure to make new friends, even find a shooting family. If you are already a competitor, introducing others to the competitive and recreational shooting is vital to keep our sport alive and well. Here are some of the shooting sports that have local clubs throughout the country. Find one near you!

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On the Range: Nervous Newbies vs Prepared Pros

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.

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4Q2018 Match Winners

Lisa Tripp of Western, OH, was the first place winner with a score of 15.04. Cynthia Blankenship of the Prescott Valley, AZ, chapter came in second place with a score of 21.55. Cheryl Fordyce from Tallahassee, FL, placed third with a score of 24.11. The Youth Member winner was Stephanie Faris of High Desert, CA, with a score of 78.78 and Facilitator Tina Martin-Nims of Jacksonville, NC won her division with a score of 18.03.

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Healthy Living

Essential Oils for Athletic Performance

By Suzanne Cox. With essential oils we can regenerate our bodies at a cellular level, so while we are breaking our bodies down, we are simultaneously helping them generate healthy cells. Essential oils boost your body’s immune support, give you better performance, soothe achy muscles, and provide antimicrobial healing. Using certain blends can help your body and mind by promoting clarity and focus. Essential oils can also be a non-toxic solution to stinky gear! The incorporation of essential oils into my training has been life changing. Essential oils for athletes are powerful, useful tools. No matter your sport, expertise, or skill level, there is an essential oil for you.

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Tallahassee Chapter Hosts Freedom 3-Gun Match

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.

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When You Are Disqualified in a Match

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.

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Quarterly Match Winners

3rd Quarter 2017 Match Winners Announced

A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) Women’s Shooting League proudly announces the winners of the 3rd Quarter 2017 League Match. This quarter’s course of fire included 18 rounds total at an AG & AG Match Target #2. This was a Limited Vickers match with no more than 6 rounds per string. Shooters began at a low ready with finger outside of the trigger guard using centerfire pistols with no scopes or laser sights. Lisa Tripp of Western, OH, was the 1st place winner; Cheryl Fordyce of Tallahassee, FL, chapter came in 2nd; and Gina Roberts from Vista, CA, placed 3rd.

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Gear & Best Practices

Chris Evans Wins Unique-ARs Custom AG & AG Hand Guard

Chris Evans from Elizabethtown, PA, was the winner of a one-of-a-kind A Girl & A Gun AR-15 hand guard at the Brownells Ladies’ Multigun Fall Festival. The 2017 Fall Fest Match took place October 6-7, 2017, at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park Mammoth, KY. Unique-ARs was one of the sponsors of the event, contributing several prizes including this custom free-float forend.

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Ashley Rheuark Wins Fall Fest for 2nd Straight Year

For the second year in a row Ashley Rheuark was the overall winner of the Brownells Ladies’ Multigun Fall Festival. The 2017 Fall Fest Match took place this past weekend at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park Mammoth, KY. Shooters included 117 female competitors, who tackled 8 challenging stages and 2 side matches over 2 days.

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Team Troy’s Ursula Williams Says Jump in and Have Fun at Fall Fest

Ursula has advice for shooters attending Brownells Multigun Fall Fest, especially first time competitors. “Don’t be scared, everybody there is there to help regardless of a jersey or not. Don’t think you can’t talk to the women wearing jerseys,” she laughs. “And watch the women not wearing jerseys, they can be kicking butt just as much. A Girl & A Gun brings in a lot of new women shooters. It’s the most welcoming group. So don’t be scared to try anything and just listen and learn. Ask questions. Some of the best knowledge I’ve gathered has been at their events. And then just have fun!”

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Dorothea Clevenger Earns High Lady at the Benelli Invitational

Dorothea Clevenger had bilateral knee surgery only four months ago, but that didn’t stop her from earning High Lady at the Benelli Invitational this week! For the third year, this AG & AG Facilitator (Pocono PA Chapter) participated in the sporting clays competition as a member of the Streamlight Team.

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Gear & Best Practices

Preparing for Fall Fest with Tina Martin-Nims

Tina Martin-Nims is a pro shooter, with many sponsors. She will be attending this year’s very popular A Girl & A Gun Brownells Ladies’ Multigun Fall Festival, where she will be teaching a section of Guided Stage Strategies, the Know Your DOPE course, as well as two sessions on “Gear Tips & Tricks.” She has some great tips to pass on to competitors to help prepare for Fall Fest as well as any other competition.

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Influential Women

Troy Industries Listens to Cindy DeSplinter

As part of the Troy team, Cindy DeSplinter recommends which prizes Troy donates to matches. “My favorite part of working with Troy is their support of women in the industry. I’m not the best shooter but it’s all about representing the sport and empowering women to get into shooting, and Troy is very supportive of that.” Through Troy Industries’ generosity and support of women in the shooting sports, competitors have a chance of winning one of over 100 Troy items at Brownells Multigun Fall Festival.

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