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.
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.
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.
By LeAnne Farmer, Vista CA. As a woman and a mother, how could I possibly still be pro-2A following Las Vegas? Don’t I care about the innocent lives lost? Am I a cold-blooded, heartless gun-clinger who is out of touch with reality? These are questions that I feel deserve to be addressed.
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.
Those returning to storm-hit areas may be considering picking up a firearm to keep in their locked glove compartment or in a locked safe at home. Please, don’t just go out and buy a firearm based on a text from a friend or a sales guy’s pitch. That’s not responsible. Think of the research that goes into choosing where to live, or buying a car. You’re an adult, you can handle that, so you can handle the research and experience recommended before you take on gun ownership.
This past week saw historic flooding in the southeast Texas area with Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. The AG & AG sisterhood churned up more of a storm than Harvey – and in a good way. The AG & AG sisterhood was in full swing to help their sisters in harm’s way. Cindy Bowser, Facilitator of the Elizabethtown PA Chapter, initiated a “Bucket Brigade” to help those in need.
A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) announced its 1st Quarter 2017 Member Appreciation Giveaway winners. Rebecca Binder of Snook, Texas, was the winner of the Undercover Blacknitride Revolver sponsored by Charter Arms.
Andrea Kennedy is the winner of a Colt Competition CRX-16 rifle, which was presented at 3-Gun University on March 19, 2017. The event, which took place at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, offered 2 days of training sessions on pistol, shotgun, and rifle with competitors running a 4-stage match on the final day to put their new skills to the test. Competitors were able to visit the prize table in random order. Andrea, who is Active Duty in the Michigan Army National Guard, was the lucky participant drawn to go first.
Eloise Vogel had barely handled a rifle or shotgun until three weeks before AG & AG’s Brownells Multigun Fall Fest Match. But it turns out she is the mother of World Champion pro-shooter, Robert Vogel, and future mother-in-law of pro-shooter, Jessica Hook, who encouraged her to register. Eloise says, “The thing I learned the most about myself is that I can do more than I thought I could do. I’m stronger than I thought I ever was. I’m very proud of myself for stepping up to something major. If you would have told me a few years ago that I would be shooting an AR or a shotgun I would have told you that you were nuts,” she laughs. “I’m proud of experiencing something new that not a lot of people are able to do or choose to do.”
Katy says, “It was great to be able to talk to all sides and actually have an intelligent, civil conversation about the Second Amendment.”
By Raychel Shaw. We’ve created more mother/daughter memories and made more friends who are now more like family through shooting sports than you could ever make getting your nails and hair done!
The San Antonio chapter recently hosted a Project Appleseed event. Several ladies participated and Alejandra Montez earned her Rifleman patch. Appleseed instructs traditional rifle marksmanship skills
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