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Healthy Living

Lead Exposure and Lowering Lead Levels

In February 2024, Ranae Knapp learned that her bloodwork showed a lead level of 37.7. A normal level is below 5. She got to work researching the effects of high lead levels, how to counteract lead, and what steps she could take to protect herself. 

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Healthy Living

Lead Management Made Easy!

Gun safety is undoubtedly the primary focus of all shooting activities, both on and off the range. However, one element of gun safety that can

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Charitable Causes

Officers Attend 6th Annual ‘Back the Women in Blue’ Event Presented by GLOCK

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.

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Growth Mindset

Training Your Support Hand

To control recoil it is important to have strong hands, but most people have a stronger grip with our dominant hand. Having a strong support hand will help you manage recoil and manipulate your pistol more efficiently. It’s also important to practice shooting with your support hand in case you must shoot with your non-dominant hand for either a competitive course of fire or in self-defense situation.

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Learn to Shoot

Coronavirus and Violence at Home

Part of the culture of A Girl & A Gun is empowering women and families with the ability to take control of their person safety. The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for resources in our community for those who may face violence during the shelter-in-place mandates.

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Growth Mindset

Keep Moving!

We know that things are uncertain now, and you may find yourself wanting to do something, and are being asked to do nothing and stay at home. But remember that there are always things you can do!

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Growth Mindset

Lessons Learned: My First Pheasant Hunt

Dave Miller, Shotgun Manager of CZ-USA and frequent guest on Gun Dog TV, invited Julianna Crowder and me to be a part of a televised hunt. We joined the group in Greensburg, Kansas, on a cold and windy weekend. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and came away with a lot of wonderful memories and lessons learned.

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Growth Mindset

Finding Your Tribe

I did it. I joined the gym. I can compare every experience of walking into a gym as someone might feel walking into the gun range.

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Finding Instructors & Classes

New Shooting Journal for Women

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) is proud to launch the all-new 2019 Shooting Journal. Marksmen have long used shooting journals to analyze range performance and log their practice sessions. With this Shooting Journal, AG & AG offers a revolutionary program to help the female marksman organize her plans, goals, time, and training.

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Charitable Causes

Tallahassee Chapter Shoots for Christmas Cheer

Over the holidays, Betsy and her husband provided cut-out Christmas tree targets for the AG & AG Tallahassee members to shoot. They poke lights through the holes and add additional decorations to add holiday cheer throughout the Big Bend Hospice facility.

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Charitable Causes

AG & AG Supports 11th Annual HAVA Family Day

AG & AG participated in the 11th Annual Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) National Family Day event held on October 20, 2018, at the at the San Antonio Police Academy in San Antonio, TX. AG & AG Executive Director Robyn Sandoval, along with members and facilitators of the AG & AG San Antonio chapters, hosted a bay dedicated to women attendees where they could shoot steel targets with a 9mm pistol and a .22 LR AR-15 style rifle.

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Healthy Living

Top 10 Health Benefits of Shooting

Shooting different platforms of firearms builds physical discipline, as well as increased strength, stamina, hand/eye coordination, and fine and gross motor skills. Here are some benefits of shooting that not only make you better athlete, but enjoy a healthier life.

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Learn to Shoot

Intimate Partner Violence: The Facts

By Sandra Kozero. Here are some awakening facts about intimate partner violence (IPV). The statistics are staggering, and while we continue to train women to protect themselves based on stranger violence outside the home, we must educate them on the dangers of sleeping with the enemy.

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Healthy Living

Small Changes Make a Difference in Your Health

By Lisa Bradford, OKC. I started the A Girl & A Gun Push-Up Challenge in August to increase my upper body strength. I was surprised at the difference in my cholesterol and blood sugar levels as well as the BMI changes. My cholesterol and blood sugar levels dropped from where they were during the same time frame in 2016. My body fat dropped 9% and my muscle density increased 5%. The only thing that changed from 2016 to 2017 was the Push-Up Challenge. The changes had to be due to weight-based strength training. The AG & AG Push-Up Challenge was a small change in the grand scheme of things, but it made a big difference to me.

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Growth Mindset

6 Words to Drop from Your Vocabulary

Many people are choosing a word to define their intentions for a Happy New Year. Instead of choosing a word to add to my life, I thought about words or phrases that could be let go. Here are 6 words to drop from your vocabulary in 2018.

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Healthy Living

Essential Oils for Athletic Performance

By Suzanne Cox. With essential oils we can regenerate our bodies at a cellular level, so while we are breaking our bodies down, we are simultaneously helping them generate healthy cells. Essential oils boost your body’s immune support, give you better performance, soothe achy muscles, and provide antimicrobial healing. Using certain blends can help your body and mind by promoting clarity and focus. Essential oils can also be a non-toxic solution to stinky gear! The incorporation of essential oils into my training has been life changing. Essential oils for athletes are powerful, useful tools. No matter your sport, expertise, or skill level, there is an essential oil for you.

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Growth Mindset

TFF MasterMind Program Truly Empowers

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.

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Healthy Living

SHOT Show Survive and Thrive

You have your travel arrangements confirmed, booked your hotel, and excitedly opened the envelope with your show credentials. You might think you have done your

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Charitable Causes

The Bucket Brigade

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.

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Growth Mindset

90 Days to a Bad-Ass Life

A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) introduced a revolutionary program for women shooters that will change their lives. The Tactical Foo-Foo MasterMind Program is 90-day program that complements the AG & AG Shooting Journal with recurring webinars and activities to help women achieve their personal and shooting goals. Performance Coach Kelley Moore will give participants the secret weapons to mastering disruptions, hecklers, and hijackers in their lives.

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Finding Instructors & Classes

4 Ways to Support Your Host Range

We wouldn’t have places to train if it weren’t for our host ranges, so we want our ranges to be successful! Here are 4 ways to appreciate your range for hosting A Girl & A Gun events.

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Guns, Gear, & Ammo

Gun Shaming Is Damaging Our Industry

It is fine if you are a fan of a specific manufacture, and have a gun that you are loyal to and would rather cut off your trigger finger than ever be forced to shoot a different gun. But sometimes the gun is going to choose you and not the other way around. You are entitled to your opinion, but if it isn’t yours and you don’t have to shoot it, keep your gun-shaming comments to yourself.

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Growth Mindset

AG & AG Releases 2017 Shooting Journal

While there is evidence that journaling has a positive impact on physical well-being, there are also practical applications for documenting shooting sessions. This journal thoughtfully combines ballistic data collection and professional training documentation with worksheets to log thoughts, emotions, and experiences as a woman’s empowerment and success from shooting translates into other areas of her life. The Journal refers to this hybrid experience as “Tactical Foo-Foo.” With a different monthly focus, the Shooting Journal provides dry-fire and live-fire drills along with guided discussions to inspire women to achieve shooting and personal goals.

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Growth Mindset

Documenting Your Training and Practice

If you have to use your gun in self-defense, you will find yourself in a lengthy legal process. How will you demonstrate that you acted appropriately? How will you prove that your decision was based on knowledge, rather than panic or over-reaction? Could you articulately convince a judge or jury of your peers that your actions were justifiable?

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Advice for Parents

Shooting While Pregnant or Nursing

Shooting is a perishable skill, so 9 months to 3 years is a long time to go without pressing the trigger. If you shoot reducing lead, noise, and contaminants; or choose safer training options for pregnant and nursing moms.

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