January marked a great start to our 13th year! We set an all-time one-month record with 722 membership packets mailed from HQ! Memberships in January were up 20% over last year and we had a 7% increase in events! We were able to see some friends at SHOT Show and at a lot of meetings throughout the month. Our chapters hosted a variety of events to kick off the new year! Here are our highlights for January 2024.
A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2023 4th Quarter League Match. A total of 131 members from 35 chapters across the United States submitted scores. Congratulations to Ashley Krenek, from the South Houston, TX chapter, for earning 1st Place Overall.
A Girl & A Gun, the nation’s largest women’s firearms training organization, today announced the appointment of Sandra Woodruff as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective January 1, 2024.
November was jam-packed! Attendance was up 122% over last year – we trained over 5,000 women! A Girl & A Gun was 30% bigger in November 2023 with new chapters, new host ranges, new training programs — and we expressed gratitude and #gaveback to our communities. We saw a lot of training, coaching, and camaraderie across the nation. Here are our highlights for November 2023.
A Girl & A Gun had an epic October with two major events, many chapter events, and continued growth — memberships are up +5.6% over last year! We 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
A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) hosted 19 female law enforcement officers for the 7th Annual ‘Back the Women in Blue’ presented by GLOCK, with ammunition sponsored by Federal Premium. The event took place October 25-27, 2023, at the Round Rock Public Safety Training Center. Participants were female commissioned officers, each nominated by someone in her community, from nine states, including eleven county agencies and nine municipalities or university departments.
A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2023 3rd Quarter League Match. A total of 156 members from 41 chapters across the United States submitted scores! Southeast Michigan Chapter Facilitator Audree Danielson earned Top Shot this quarter.
More than 80 women traveled to Missouri from 19 different states to participate in shooting clinics, stage walkthroughs, social activities, and ultimately 2 fantastic matches. The Team Pistol Challenge and Multigun Challenge took place at the beautiful Lucas Cattle Co. range with 80 female competitors tackling 14 stages over 3 days. A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is proud to announce the results of the 2023 Fall Festival, which included the only all-ladies 3-gun match in the nation.
August was on fire! The scorching temps didn’t keep our girls from training or competing between their family vacations and back-to-school activities: We trained 1,900+ women in the month of August! We hosted 350 events and membership was up 16% compared to last year! Our members celebrated National Shooting Sports Month with enthusiasm! Here are some of our highlights.
June 2023 was jam-packed with adventure and excitement! We hosted our inaugural DRIFT Academy, which was amazing and has everyone eager for information about the next one (hint: there will be 2 in 2024)! Attendance at our chapter events nationwide grew 19% with 1,877 women turning to AG & AG for training this month. Our member engagement continued to increase, and our chapters have been having a lot of summer fun at the range.
A caravan of white Ford Crown Vics sped around a racetrack, deploying evasive techniques, PIT maneuvers, and off-road recoveries. The drivers inside were not law enforcement, executive protection, or military operators: they were suburban moms and grandmas, who wanted to master defensive skills to keep themselves and their families safe.
A Girl & A Gun’s DRIFT (Dynamic Real-world Immersive Firearms Training) Academy took place on June 6 – 8, 2023 at the Virginia International Raceway. It was the first training course of its kind that addressed all aspects of vehicle defense for women.
In May 2023, A Girl & A Gun was soaring high after experiencing an overwhelmingly successful National Conference! Our chapters continued to grow — 1,430 attendees this month, which is 17% growth compared to last May. Here are some of the highlights for the past 30 days in A Girl & A Gun Nation.
If you want to know the best handguns and gear for women, look to see what women are choosing to train with and carry. Recently A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) hosted its 11th Annual National Conference, AMPLIFY 2023. Participants included 600 members representing 123 AG & AG chapters from 40 different states. The women were able to choose from among 400 training classes run by 102 of the nation’s top firearms educators. Training classes ran over 3 days, with an additional 2 days of lectures and leadership development. Here are the most popular handguns brought by women who attended the Conference.
AG & AG proudly announces the winners of the 2023 1st Quarter League Match. The 1Q2023 Match included 176 participants from 34 chapters (including the Memphis TN Chapter, pictured above) across the United States. Congratulations to Shelby Elias, the chapter facilitator of the Acadiana LA Chapter for earning 1st Place Overall.
January marked a great start to our 12th year! Memberships in January were up 13% over last year and we had a 37% increase in attendance! We were able to see some friends at SHOT Show and at a lot of meetings throughout the month. Our chapters hosted a variety of events to kick off the new year! Here are our highlights for January 2023!
AG & AG proudly announces the winners of the 2022 4th Quarter League Match. Participants from 33 chapters across the United States submitted scores. Congratulations to Sheree McCabe, a member of the Frisco, TX chapter for earning 1st Place Overall. Congratulations also go out to Ashley Krenek, a member of the South Houston, TX chapter for earning All Star Winner status. Members that win 1st Place Overall for a 2nd time in the next 4 matches they participate in become All Star Winners. Ashley also earned a 1st Place division win in Centerfire Optics. Other 1st Place division winners are Margaret Gable of League City, TX in the Centerfire Irons division, Sandra Polega of Portage, MI in the Rimfire Irons division and Wendy Deane of Osseo, MN in the Rimfire Optics division. Big congratulations go out to all the winners!
On Dec. 5-7, 2023, 13 A Girl & A Gun Chapter Facilitator gathered in Killeen, TX, for the USCCA AR-15 Fundamentals Instructor Certification Course. This curriculum was one of the newest USCCA classes available that was developed in response to the popularity of the AR-15 platform. According to the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation), Americans own more than 20 million AR-styled rifles.
A Girl & A Gun hosted its 4th Upland Adventure pheasant hunt from November 30 to December 3, 2022, at Upland Inn Hunts in Greensburg, Kansas. The hunting group comprised 6 women from around the country, along with 3 of their husbands. The ladies had the honor of hunting with AG & AG Founder Julianna Crowder as well as Dave Miller of CZ-USA with his bird dogs, Guinness and Sailor.
The most accurate way to determine the best handguns for women is to observe what women are bringing to the range. At the A Girl & A Gun National Conference CELEBRATE 2022, attendees brought 739 handguns to use for training classes ranging from concealed carry to competition. These numbers represent the best handguns preferred and used by women.
A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) Women’s Shooting League hosted its 6th ‘Back the Women in Blue’ law enforcement training event presented by GLOCK from October 12-15, 2022, at the Round Rock Public Safety Training Center. The student group comprised 16 female officers from around the country, who had been nominated by citizens or colleagues in their home communities as deserving of this experience.
A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2022 3rd Quarter League Match. A total of 130 participants from 34 chapters across the United States submitted scores.
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