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Deborah Hatmaker


Coaldale, PA

Who or what got you into shooting?

My father, brother, and husband hunted, and my father was a policeman so I was always around guns.

First or favorite gun?

Pump shotgun

I own a gun because:

I like shooting any and all guns.

How do you feel about pink guns?

I personally don't like pink guns but someone else may.

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

Yes, I find it very relaxing to go to the range and shoot off some rounds.

Best gun tip?

Safety and respect

Your choice of gun for protection?

My Ruger LCP

Guns or shoes?