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.
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.
Anniston, a remarkable teen, has some sage advice for women shooters. “Don’t be intimidated by the guys and competing with them. I can see now that I can hang with the top guys and be competitive. Don’t get discouraged, there’s always room for improvement. Even if there is something they are doing and it doesn’t work for you, keep trying. You will find something that works for you.”
13-year-old Jenna Jones is a Junior Ambassador for other young women shooters. She says, “Be sure you are very confident in the 4 Rules of Firearm Safety, and then just jump right in and try. That’s the best way to learn.”
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!
Excerpt from essay by Madelyn Lyon, Naples FL Chapter, 10th grade World History Honors class, Seacrest Country Day School: It should be taken into account that those who would like to possess weapons for unsavory reasons can always find a way to get what they want. There are numerous times in history that gun control […]
Families are a common sight at major matches around the country, and it is definitely on the incline as more vacations are planned around various match locations. We are very fortunate have several major matches to choose from through the year and plenty of wonderful destinations to explore. This year I traveled to 3 destinations […]
Meet Ericka, Emily and Erin Sanderson… or as they are affectionately referred to as E1, E2 and E3. These young ladies are not only competitors but also worked as match staff at the Rocky Mountain 3 Gun. I had the pleasure to be their RO during the staff shoot, at one point I had to […]