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Louisville, KY

Who or what got you into shooting?
My husband has always been an avid shooter.

First or favorite gun?
My first gun was a Ruger Mark III .22 target pistol. 

What is your favorite gun accessory? Why?
Red dot sight, it helps my old eyes and keeps me on target.

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?
Open Range Shooting Sports in Crestwood KY

Best shooting/hunting memory?
When I became the first woman to earn the Distinguished Expert ranking under the NRA Women on Target program

I own a gun because:
For protection

How do you feel about pink guns?
Personally, I do not like pink guns. However, whatever it takes to get more women and girls into the shooting sports is OK with me.

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

Your choice of gun for protection?
S&W Airlight .38

Guns or shoes?
Guns, I'm not a shoe gal

Book you’re reading?
Just finished The Hunger Games series

Favorite TV Show?
The Closer
, The Mentalist, CSI

Favorite vacation spot?
The beach