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Welcome to the NRA Women's Channel

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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.

Michelle Lynn Lonergan

General Manager


Houston, Texas

Who or what got you into shooting?

I signed up for a CHL course in Sept 2011. In October 2011, I was introduced to the sport of IDPA. I had not been exposed to guns while growing up so my first introduction was IDPA. It was very nice to learn to shoot in a safe environment with such friendly people.

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

I primarily shoot handguns. I like to shoot the shotgun and rifles, but haven't gotten into that too much in my first 2 years of shooting.

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

The NRA is the best when it comes to keeping us informed. The education material has been helpful to me.

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

I have the S&W M&P Pro.

What's your current go-to gun?

I like the S&W M&P Pro, but I but every day carry is a Sig.

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

I like all shooting venues. I do not hunt.