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.
Earlier this month ladies traveled to Missouri from 17 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 Ranch with 80 female competitors tackling 14 stages over 3 days. A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is proud to announce the results of the 2022 Fall Festival, which included the only all-ladies 3-gun match in the Nation.
CAMEO — (AGirlandAGun.org) A Girl & A Gun welcomed 12 women who traveled to Grand Junction, CO, for the inaugural Sniper School event. Comprising riflecraft
August was a ton of fun! Our members came to the range between their family vacations and back-to-school activities: AG & AG chapters hosted 355 events, a 15% increase from last year. Our members celebrated National Shooting Sports Month with enthusiasm! Here are some of our highlights:.
Julianna Crowder hosted the first A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) Girls Night Out on February 28, 2011. She partnered with Robyn Sandoval, and together they grew AG & AG to be the nation’s premier women’s training organization. Crowder notified AG & AG members that Thursday was her last day with the organization.
Four A Girl & A Gun leaders earned their shotgun instructor certification from the National Sporting Clays Association! Theresa Schneider, Julie Fingeroos, Krystal Schmidt, and Stephanie Soendker earned their NSCA Level I instructor certificate from David Miller (Owner of Miller Shooting Sports, Guinness World Record Holder, and Product Manager of CZ-USA).
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