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Melanie Pepper

RETIRED INSURANCE MANAGER


Email: HUNTER AND SHOOTING SPORTS

Houston, TX

Favorite gun?
RIFLE:  Blaser 300 Win Mag

First gun?
Winchester pre 1964 Model 70 243.

Favorite gun accessory?
Raised turret rifle scope for long distance shooting.

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?
Africa.

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?
Husband.

Best shooting/hunting memory?
Tajikastan 14,400 feet in the Pamir Mts. taking my Marco Polo sheep at 506 yards.

I own a gun because…
To express my appreciation for 2nd amendment rights and for the ability to protect myself.

How do you feel about pink guns?
I certainly don't own one.

Do you go to the range to amp up or chill out?
AMP UP.

Best gun tip?
Practice, practice, practice!  Be prepared.

Your gun of choice for protection?
Smith & Wesson 357 Python.

Guns or shoes?
Guns.

What’s one thing you can’t live without?
Hunting Friends in the Safari Clubs & the NRA.

What’s your favorite app?
Ballistics App.

Book you’re reading?
Lone Survivor by Marcus Lattrell.

Favorite TV shows?
Fox News.

What’s new on your iPod?
Ballistic App.

Favorite sports team?
University of Texas Longhorns.

Favorite vacation spot?
Africa.

Your greatest accomplishment?
Hunting the six hunting continents.