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South Carolina

Who or what got you into shooting?

The way the world, the United States has been becoming more and more violent over the past years and me feeling the need to protect my family and myself.

Do you shoot handguns, shotguns, rifles or all of the above?

Mostly handguns, then AR-15's, and I've shot my husband’s Mosin-Nagant once.

NRA member since:


Why are you involved with the NRA or how do you support their efforts?

To help have my rights supported, if ever needed, and give gift memberships whenever I have the funds to be able to do so.

Tell us about the first gun you owned or your favorite gun.

1st) Ruger LCP .380 2) Favorite = not sure at this time, I have 2 new ones I haven't been able to get to the range with yet.

What's your current go-to gun?

Springfield Armory XD 9mm

What's your favorite shooting range or place to hunt?

Local outdoor range.

Do you have a favorite accessory or clothing item you won't go shooting or hunting without? What makes it so important?

My pink safety glasses and hearing protection. Favorite color is pink.

What's your most unusual gun-related item?

My AR-15 is mostly black and pink, but there is a green Zombie Max rail cover on one rail.

What's your best or most memorable moment as it relates to firearms?

Shooting almost as well as my husband, who has been shooting for over 30 years.

I own a gun because:

I feel the need to be capable to protect my family and myself.

Tell us the best (or worst) gun advice you've ever been given.

Worst - Get a .380

What's your easiest gun to handle and shoot? Hardest?

Easiest - My husbands AR-15. Hardest - My Ruger .380

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

A compact 9mm. I just bought a Springfield Armory XDs 9mm and LOVE the way it feels in my hand. I have the XD 9mm (double stack model) and it shoots great, just really hard as a conceal weapon.

Your ideal shopping trip: the mall or an outdoor outfitter?


What do you think is the best home defense ‹ firing or fleeing?

If they are IN my house = FIRING!!

Who or what inspires you?

My children inspire me, seeing them grow, change into the adults they are becoming, learning life's lessons and the things momma tried to tell them over and over was actually true!

What's your favorite holiday? Why?

Holidays don't seem to mean the same anymore, so I can't say any one is my favorite!

What do you do to relax and unwind ‹ watch TV, listen to music, go to movies, catch a game, exercise, something else?

Listen to music or mess around on the computer.

Your greatest accomplishment?

My beautiful children!