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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.

Jennifer Wyatt

Project Manager


Kalamazoo, MI

Who or what got you into shooting?

My father was a trap shooter and has always hunted. I enjoyed tagging along with him and my brother to sight in his rifle or just to shoot clays with them. I became involved with handgun shooting when I attended my first Babes with Bullets camp in 2011.

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

I shoot USPSA, Steel Challenge and 3-Gun. Occasionally skeet and sporting clays.

Why are you involved with the NRA or how do you support their efforts?

I am an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and I enjoy sharing my passion for shooting with those who are new to firearms.

Tell us about the first gun you owned or your favorite gun.

My first gun was a single shot 20 gauge that I received for Christmas.

What's your current go-to gun?

My current go to gun is my STI Eagle.

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

Rockcastle Shooting Center is one of my favorites, but locally I enjoy South Kent Sportsmen's Club.

What's your best or most memorable moment as it relates to firearms?

All of the friendships that I have made.

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

I would recommend that you go to your local gun shop where you would have several choices to find a gun that fits you. A .22 is always a good choice for a starter gun.

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

Outdoor Outfitter

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

When I am not on the range I enjoy spending time hiking with my husband and my dogs.