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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.

Freda J. Rosso


Hampton, VA

Who or what got you into shooting?

My father is a hunter, but I attended an NRA women's event that got me back into shooting.

First or favorite gun?

1922 Fox Sterlingworth 20 gauge, belonged to my grandfather and bequeathed to me by my mom

What is your favorite gun accessory? Why?

Custom molded earplugs because they are the only ear protection I have ever worn that is comfortable

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?

Upland bird hunting anywhere

Favorite shooting/hunting apparel?

Filson chaps

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?

Marjorie Samuels

Best shooting/hunting memory?

First time going bird hunting I dropped a big cock pheasant with my first shot

I own a gun because:

I love to bird hunt and I conceal carry in some areas where I work.

How do you feel about pink guns?

I HATE pink guns! I also HATE pink hardhats.

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

Chill out

Best gun tip?

Take a lesson

Your choice of gun for protection?

Bersa 380, because it's affordable and easy to handle

Guns or shoes?


Who or what inspires you?

My mom inspired me.

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

Right now, my Llewellin Setter pup

What’s your favorite app?

Weather app

Book you’re reading?

The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson

Favorite TV Show?

The Big Bang Theory

What’s new on your iPod?

Nothing new

Favorite sports team?

Atlanta Braves

Favorite vacation spot?


Your greatest accomplishment?

Having a great group of friends that I can depend on