Tis the season for family gatherings, hunting trips, show-and-tell of new guns from holiday gift-giving. This is also a painful time for several of our AG & AG sisters. Through her journey, Dawn is able to welcome mothers, who have experienced a firearms loss, back to the range where they can express their feelings freely without judgement and find their paths forward.
Talking to Dakota was a delight. The 15-year-old is very thoughtful in her responses, taking a few moments to compose what she wanted to say. Dakota has done interviews across the globe and has even met with members of Congress with The DC Project. She started shooting in July of 2015 when she was just 12 years old. Twelve! In this article, she shares wise advice for junior shooters and their parents.
Julianna Crowder is often asked, “Why did you name the club A Girl & A Gun?” Here is the story.
Cindy jumped at the chance to attend AG & AG’s 3-Gun University to learn from some of the best women competitors out there! “This was absolutely the turning point in my 3-gun competition journey,” exclaims Cindy. “This is where I feel it all really started for me. I left 3GU feeling very comfortable with my gear and my guns, and this event really sparked my passion to teach and inspire others.”
Often times when talking with women about joining AG & AG, Pickett says women will respond, “I’m not sure, I’m not good with big groups of women.” That’s understandable as so many women remember the “mean girls” from high school. “But I tell them, “It’s not what you think, it’s very different.” When we get together, everyone is on the same playing field. You’re as good as the person next to you. Even the pro shooters are sweet and gracious to everyone.” “Just try it. Jump in with both feet and try it,” advises Pickett. “Be adventurous. It will make a world of difference in your life, emotionally and personally. It’s amazing.”
Eckert’s says that her biggest joy is seeing women grow, women who come in and are intimidated at first. “One came in saying she wasn’t a really good shooter and now she is. She’s all smiles. Seeing that lightbulb come on, that’s so rewarding,” beams Eckert.
While most people attend SHOT Show to find the latest and greatest guns and gadgets, Julie’s find was a women’s shooting league that brings fun and sisterhood to the women she teaches and shoots with. “To go last year and not know anything about A Girl & A Gun, and then to see them at SHOT Show this year launching new things to keep us challenged and excited, is phenomenal,” she beams.
By Katrina Reed. As a parent, I love that my son continues to appreciate all that the outdoors has to offer. Hopefully he will pass the knowledge we have shared with him to future generations.
The AG & AG Tactical Foo-Foo MasterMind program is not the key to creating balance and achieving dreams – it’s YOUR key. With your AG & AG sisters, you brainstorm solutions to barriers, create strategies for success, and energize your empowerment for navigate life’s blurses (blessings and curses). There is no greater gift than love and no one more deserving than YOU. Become a MasterMind and become the most awe-inspiring “YOU” you can be.
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.