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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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83 Competitors Gather in Missouri for 8th Annual Fall Fest

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.

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September 2023 Recap

A Girl & A Gun shattered more records in September 2023! Our National Conference sold out in 22 hours with 700 students, we participated in several industry events, and we #gaveback to one of our league charities. Here are our highlights for September.

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August 2023 Recap

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.

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You’re Invited to Fall Fest 2023

If you’re not registered already, join us at AG & AG Fall Fest 2023! Would you love jump in and compete in a variety of pistol, rifle, and shotgun stages? Are you wanting to try something new in a supportive girl-friendly environment? Are you wondering if you have experience to participate in competition? Let me personally invite you to join us at Fall Fest!

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July 2023 Recap

Summer time and livin’ is busy! Despite the record heat indexes around the country, our chapters are having a lot of summer fun at the range! We trained more than 1,800 women in July and welcomed 539 new card-carrying members. Here are more of our July 2023 highlights!

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2Q 2023 Match Sets New Record

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2023 2nd Quarter League Match. This quarter boasted a record number of chapters and number of participants: 210 members from 47 chapters across the U.S. submitted scores. Congratulations to Toni Miller, the chapter facilitator of the Cincinnati, OH chapter for earning 1st Place Overall. Congratulations also goes out to Ashley Krenek of the South Houston, TX chapter for earning All Star Winner status.

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June 2023 Recap

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.

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AG & AG DRIFT Academy: Firepower, Horsepower, and Everything in Between

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.

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May 2023 Recap

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.

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Charitable Causes

Giving Back: The Cooper Trooper Foundation

As you know, the motto of A Girl & A Gun is “It’s More Than Shooting.” Though our national Giving Back program, we support several causes important to our community. One of those causes is pediatric brain cancer, and so as a league we observe Brain Cancer awareness month in May.

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Best Handguns and Gear for Women in 2023

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.

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April 2023 Recap

April 2023 was another wonderful month in AG & AG Nation! We welcomed new members, trained on a variety of platforms, advocated for our rights, and of course, hosted our biggest National Conference to date. Here are some of the highlights.

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February 2023 Recap

This month we celebrated our 12th anniversary! Our memberships were up 24% over last year! We hosted more training events and welcomed many new members. Here are the highlights for February 2023!

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