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NRA Women is designed for female gun enthusiasts. It's a resource for news, education, events and more. And we're telling more stories of empowered women like you. Come explore, connect, celebrate and unite with the women of NRA.


Who or what got you into shooting?

My father taught me to shoot as a child, but my husband encouraged me after we got married.

First or favorite gun?

My first gun was my grandmother’s 30.30 given to me by my father for my high school graduation. I also love my Kimber 1911 named Lula.

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?

My favorite place to hunt is on my property, or in South Africa, where I recently returned.

Favorite shooting/hunting apparel?

Prois hunting apparel for none

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?

I love hunting with my family and other women.

Best shooting/hunting memory?

I just came back from a safari in South Africa and had the most amazing trip where I shot gemsbuck, bushbuck and a blue wildebeest.

I own a gun because:

It is a freedom that I hold dear. I feel it is important for personal safety and hunting is part of my heritage.

How do you feel about pink guns?

I am not fond of them

Do you go to the range to amp up or chill out?

I shoot to have a good time and to hone my skills.

Best gun tip?

Be safe and shoot straight!

Your choice of gun for protection?

I have a Kimber 1911 and also an S&W .38 special.  

Guns or shoes?


Who or what inspires you?

I am inspired by God and people who accomplish big things at high odds.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

My phone...and coffee...and my kids...ok, that is several things...

Book you’re reading?

Scapegoats of the Empire by George Witton, about the Anglo-Boer war in South Africa, and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Favorite TV Show?

Fox News, Pawn Stars, I am not a huge TV fan

What’s new on your iPod?

I don't have one yet, but it’s on my wish list.

Favorite sports team?

Blech not a sports fan, especially since the Denver Broncos dumped Tim Tebow!

My theme song is:

“One Hot Momma” by Trace Adkins! Lol

Favorite vacation spot?

South Africa, or the ocean...any ocean...

Your greatest accomplishment?

Raising amazing children!