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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.


Who or what got you into shooting?
Up until my dad paid to send me to a pistol orientation class, I have always been terrified about anything related to guns.

Do you shoot Handguns, shotguns, rifles or all of the above?
All of the above.

NRA member since:
Not yet.

Why are you involved with the NRA or how do you support their efforts?
I took a training class endorsed by them.

Tell us about the first gun you owned or your favorite gun.
AR15, and it is very exciting. I was terrified to hold it at first, but keeping it locked has helped ease my fears.

What's your current go-to gun?
My .40 S&W.

What's your favorite shooting range or place to hunt?
The Barracks 616, or Silver Bullet

Do you have a favorite accessory or clothing item you won't go shooting or hunting without? What makes it so important?
My rapid loader - It saves my fingers.

What's your most unusual gun-related item?
My pink earmuffs.

What's your best or most memorable moment as it relates to firearms?
Firing my first shot.

I own a gun because:
I want to be able to defend family and myself if I need to.

Tell us the best (or worst) gun advice you've ever been given.
A 556 is reverse compatible with a 223.

What's your easiest gun to handle and shoot? Hardest?
My AR-15.

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

Your ideal shopping trip: the mall or an outdoor outfitter?
Gander Mountain, Silver Bullet and The Barracks 616.

Who or what inspires you?
My dad and the threat of the removal of the 2nd Amendment.

What's your favorite holiday? Why?
Halloween, candy/scary.

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

Your greatest accomplishment?
Getting over my fear of guns.