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December 2021 Recap

December marked a fantastic end of 2021 for A Girl & A Gun! We gained new members, new chapters, new host ranges, new gun owners, and new sponsors! Here are our highlights for December and 2021!

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Trending Data Among Women First-Time Gun Owners

According to the NSSF, approximately 11 million Americans purchased their first firearm in the past 2 years, and it is estimated that half of them were women. A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) polled new members who were new gun owners to learn more about them. This article provides trending data among this demographic.

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Being One’s Own First Responder: Suicide Prevention

In an age of red-flag tactics, lack of due process for gun owners, and social stigmas, it can be challenging to talk about suicide prevention. As leaders in the firearms industry, as moms and people who care about others, we can’t be silent on such topics, especially when they are so important.

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Guns, Gear, & Ammo

Let’s Compare: Mantis X10 vs Mantis X

I first tried the MantisX Firearms Training System back in 2017 and very much enjoyed it, and encouraged friends to purchase one as well. So, when I had the opportunity to try the Mantis X10 Elite – Shooting Performance System, I was excited to see the changes. And after all, my friends are waiting to hear if they should upgrade.

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Concealed Carry

Book Report: Concealed Carry Class

I recommend that you read Concealed Carry Class: The ABCs of Self-Defense Tools if you carry a gun for self-defense and would like to be more informed as to the many aspects involved with doing so, whether you are just getting started or have been carrying for years, there is much to learn and consider, and this book should be part of your library to guide you on that path. This book is filled with so much content, data, and great information. It’s a book you want on your shelf to be able to pull down and read again and again, and you will always get something more out of it each time you do so.

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November 2021 Recap

In November 2021, A Girl & A Gun added new chapters, new host ranges, new training programs — and engaged a lot of paper turkey targets! We continued our steady growth in 2021, despite the holiday breaks and seasonal travel. Here are our highlights for November 2021!

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A Girl & A Gun Cadre Grows with USCCA

“We are proud to officially partner with USCCA and to bring more of their industry-leading curriculum and services to our members and their communities,” Sandoval said. “Our organizations have a shared mission of providing quality training to help responsibly armed citizens protect their families.”

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Review: Mantis Laser Academy

The Mantis Laser Academy is a dry-fire laser training system, built around smart targets that support automatic detection and scoring, using the Laser Academy app and the camera on a smartphone. The app provides drills that are built to enhance shooting performance in both marksmanship and speed. It records sessions and stores them for historical reference and analysis.

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October 2021 Recap

In October, A Girl & A Gun crisscrossed the country for training and matches, bringing new opportunities for women to learn and compete. As always, we were movers and shakers in the firearms industry! Here are our highlights for October 2021.

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Third Quarter 2021 Match Winners Announced

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2021 3rd Quarter League Match. There was an outstanding turnout of members participating this quarter. Congratulations to all who participated during these challenging times.

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September 2021 Recap

A Girl & A Gun shattered more records in September 2021! Our National Conference sold out in 46 hours, we gave back to law enforcement with an exceptional training event for officers, we were honored to be invited to several speaking engagements and events, and we kicked off our Fall Festival. Here are our highlights for September.

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August 2021 Recap

ton of fun! Our members came to the range between their family vacations and back-to-school activities: AG & AG chapters hosted 285 events, a 44% increase in event participation over August 2020! Our members celebrated National Shooting Sports Month with enthusiasm! Here are some of our highlights.

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Women’s Clays Extravaganza Draws 82 Competitors from 17 States

“Pull!” was the anthem heard around the courses as 82 competitors participated in the 2nd Annual Women’s Clays Extravaganza Presented by CZ-USA Field Sports and hosted by A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG). The NSCA registered shoot included trap, 5 stand, and two different main event courses. It took place August 27 & 28, 2021, at Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, KS.

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Education and Empowerment in Detroit

A Girl & A Gun instructors were proud to participate in Legally Armed in Detroit’s annual shooting event that took place on Aug. 21-22 at target ranges in Taylor, southwest of Detroit. Heather Reeves and Stephanie Schafer were part of the instructor team that welcomed thousands of women interested in learning about guns and personal protection.

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July 2021 Recap

Summer time and livin’ is busy! We saw a 54% increase in league growth compared to last July! Our memberships are growing and our chapters are having a lot of summer fun at the range! Here are some of the highlights.

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Making ONE Good FIRST Decision

access courses of action, make a decision, and disseminate the information to the rest of your body. Visuals are very effective ways of learning in that they decrease learning time, improve comprehension, enhance retrieval, and increase retention. As human brains are not designed to be multitaskers (doing two or more things at the same time), but serial processors (doing one thing, then going on to the next thing quickly), cycling through the tools is essential in dealing with the scenarios. The more you use the tool, whichever one it is, the easier it is for your body to “automatically” deploy the tool in a real life situation.

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2Q2021 Match Winners Announced

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2021 2nd Quarter League Match. There were a record number of members participating this quarter (187) from a record number of chapters (38)! Here are the winners!

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June 2021 Recap

While summers are typically a slow time of year, we saw a 24% increase in league growth compared to last June! Our memberships are growing

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Ruger LCP Max: A Monster of a Micro Gun

Ruger’s redesign of the iconic LCP hits it out of the ballpark. They have taken the needs of their self-defense minded consumers to advance the sights, trigger and grip, just to name a few improvements, and produced a micro compact pistol that you actually enjoy shooting, therefore practice with more. It continues to lead the market in concealability by keeping it slim, short barreled, light and sleek. On top of all the great features of this pistol, I am thrilled that it is American made by a company known for reliable, long lasting firearms. With the price point of just under $450, this is a pistol every self-defense carrier should invest in.

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Mothers & Daughters Training Together

More than 450 women descended upon the Cameo Shooting Complex in spectacular Grand Junction, Co. These ladies represented more than 95 chapters and 36 states. Many chapters came as large groups in matching chapter shirts. Women from the E-chapter came solo and made new connections. There was a record number of first-time conference attendees and there were ladies who have attended EVERY conference since its inception.

What was so exciting to see were the mother & daughter attendees who came together to train; and I had the opportunity to chat with several of them.

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May 2021 Recap

May 2021 focused on training, competitive shooting sports, and Second Amendment advocacy. We welcomed more members and launched some new initiatives! Here are some of the highlights.

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