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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.

Melissa Marcelle Buot-Favazza


Gaines, MI

Who or what got you into shooting?

My father taught me how to shoot when I was seven years old.


First or favorite gun?

My current gun is a Smith & Wesson Sigma .40.


What is your favorite gun accessory? Why?



I own a gun because:

I believe in my own personal protection, and also for my loved ones.


How do you feel about pink guns?



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

Amp up


Best gun tip?

Respect it


Your choice of gun for protection?

Smith & Wesson Sigma .40


Guns or shoes?

I know I know...I have to pick one, but truly I never leave home without either one.


Book you’re reading?

As of today, I am halfway through Double Jeopardy by Catherine Coulter - her FBI thriller series.