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Welcome to the NRA Women's Channel

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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.

Jean Travis



Who or what got you into shooting?

Hunting, self defense.

Do you shoot handguns, shotguns, rifles or all of the above?

All of the above.

NRA member since:


What's your current go-to gun?

My Glock.

What's your favorite shooting range or place to hunt?

A variety of areas.

Do you have a favorite accessory or clothing item you won't go shooting or hunting without? What makes it so important?

A florescent color on!!!

I own a gun because:

It's my right as an American citizen!

What would be your recommendation for best entry-level gun?

A small caliber pistol.

Your ideal shopping trip: the mall or an outdoor outfitter?

Outdoor outfitter.

What do you think is the best home defense ‹ firing or fleeing?

That would depend on the circumstance.

Who or what inspires you?

My mother. 

What do you do to relax and unwind ‹ watch TV, listen to music, go to movies, catch a game, exercise, something else?

Swim, or go for a run.