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Leila M. Frankland



Who or what got you into shooting?
My family are big hunters. I have been hunting since I was a kid.

First or favorite gun?
Winchester Model 12-20 gauge, my grandfather gave it to my mom when she turned 12 years old and my mom gave it to me when I turned 12

What is your favorite gun accessory? Why?
A good scope so I can hit well

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?
On our family farm

Favorite shooting/hunting apparel?
Love all my camouflage clothes 

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?
My BFF Steve

Best shooting/hunting memory?
Bear hunt in Alaska and goose hunting in Arkansas

I own a gun because:
I love to hunt, and even for protection.

How do you feel about pink guns?
Not that crazy about it

Do you go to the range to amp up or chill out?
Both, it's a good tension reliever after a hard day at work!!

Best gun tip?
Always treat a gun as if it's loaded.

Your choice of gun for protection?
Sig 380

Guns or shoes?
Guns most definitely

Who or what inspires you?
My mom

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

What’s your favorite app?
No certain one

Book you’re reading?
Cabela’s catalog

Favorite TV Show?
Duck Dynasty

What’s new on your iPod?
NRA website

Favorite sports team?
Florida Gators, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Tennessee Vols

My theme song is:
Any of Adele's songs

Favorite vacation spot?
Any Caribbean island

Your greatest accomplishment?
Giving birth to the most wonderful daughter ever who blessed me with two grandsons who like to hunt