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Basics of Marksmanship

5 Basics of Accurate Shooting

When shooting a handgun, there are 5 basics of accurate shooting. These simple factors, when focused upon, will dramatically improve shooting accuracy.

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May 2024 Recap

In May 2024, A Girl & A Gun was soaring high after experiencing an overwhelmingly successful National Conference! Our event attendance was up 43.2% and membership was up 34.1% over last May! Here are some of the highlights for the past 30 days in A Girl & A Gun Nation.

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Basics of Marksmanship

Range-Safe Fashion

For many women, the shooting range is a unique blend of femininity, utility, and personal identity. It’s where she can assert control over her body,

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April 2024 Recap

April 2024 was another exciting month in AG & AG Nation! We welcomed new members (up 27.8% since last April!), trained on a variety of platforms, launched new initiatives, and of course, hosted our biggest National Conference to date — with over 700 students! Here are some of the highlights!

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706 Women SHINE at AG & AG Conference

A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) hosted its 12th Annual National Conference of 706 female firearms enthusiasts, who gathered for several days of training, camaraderie, and fun. The event, SHINE 2024, was presented by GLOCK at Cameo Shooting and Education Complex near Grand Junction, CO. The annual event sold out last September and had more than 500 women on the waiting list.

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March 2024 Recap

March 2024 was full of training, camaraderie, and growth! Memberships were up 25% over last March! Our DRIFT Academy was off the charts and more than 2,300 ladies in our local chapters had a ton of fun! Here are some of the March 2024 highlights.

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Basics of Marksmanship

Top 3 Tips for Slide Manipulations

Arguably, the most frustrating part of shooting semiautomatic handguns for new shooters is slide manipulations. Feeling as though you can’t safely rack the slide, overcome

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Essentials of a Productive Training Day

New shooters often go to the range with multiple firearms and no plan of action.  Sending hundreds of rounds down range with no measurable way to evaluate their success or failure.  Success is often measured by blowing a hole through the center of target.  This is an expensive and non-productive way to spend the day. To ensure a productive training day at the range, start by organizing your essentials.

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February 2024 Recap

This month we celebrated our 13th anniversary! Our attendance was up 11% over last year, and we trained nearly 4,000 women this month! We hosted our 12th GLOCK Getaway, held more training events, and welcomed many new members. Here are the highlights for February 2024.

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Guns, Gear, & Ammo

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required gear at all shooting ranges and A Girl & A Gun events. PPE items are selected to protect the shooting sports participant from the shooting range’s sounds, debris, and an individual’s personal health concerns. From basic eye and hearing protection to medical gear and apparel choices, selecting the right equipment and PPE habits ensures the safety of everyone at the range.

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January 2024 Recap

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.

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December 2023 Recap

Holy smokes! What an incredible way to close out 2023! Membership rates were up 35% over the previous December! More students, more events, and more excitement! Here are the highlights for December 2023!

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Match Manners: Good Etiquette of a Competitor

Everyone likes to pride themselves on the manners their mama taught them. However, competitive shooting requires more than just a “yes sir/no sir” attitude. This article addresses the basics of match etiquette and the manners that matter on the range when you’re a competitor.

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Guns, Gear, & Ammo

Identify Your Handgun: Finding the Make and Model

Whether you’ve inherited a family heirloom, received it as a gift, or simply lost track of the details over the years, identifying your handgun is essential for various reasons, including legal compliance, using the correct ammunition, maintenance, and personal safety. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to determine the make and model of your handgun so that you can answer the question, “What model of gun do I have?”

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November 2023 Recap

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.

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October 2023 Recap

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

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Charitable Causes

Officers Attend 7th Annual ‘Back the Women in Blue’ Event Presented by GLOCK

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.

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Southeast MI Facilitator Is Top Shot in 3Q 2023 Match

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.

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