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Cathy Williams


Johns Island, SC

Who or what got you into shooting?
My father was an upland hunter and he introduced me to this wonderful sport. Now that I work in the outdoors, I continue to enjoy all types of hunting and shooting.

First or favorite gun?
Blaser R8 rifle and a Beretta EELL Shotgun

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?

Favorite shooting/hunting apparel?
Beretta women's hunting apparel

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?
Cristi Gates, Media Manager at Benelli USA

Best shooting/hunting memory?
My first and only trip to Africa with Kevin Steele and Petersen's Hunting

I own a gun because:
I love to hunt and shoot and because I truly believe in the 2nd Amendment and the rights I have as an American.

How do you feel about pink guns?
Do not have an opinion one way or another

Do you go to the range to amp up or chill out?
Neither, as my schedule does not allow me the time. Wish I could.

Best gun tip?
Be sure your gun fits. Don't use a firearm that was cut for a man. You will not shoot correctly and you will know you have been shooting the next day because of the black and blue marks you will have on your shoulder and arm.

Your choice of gun for protection?
Beretta PX Storm

Guns or shoes?

Who or what inspires you?
My daughters

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

What’s your favorite app?

Favorite TV Show?
Criminal Minds

What’s new on your iPod?

Favorite sports team?
New York Yankees

Favorite vacation spot?
Kiawah Island, SC

Your greatest accomplishment?
Starting my own company and seeing it succeed even through the tough economy. It continues to grow, and now I have my daughter working for the company as well.