Smith and Wesson

Welcome to the NRA Women's Channel

Presented by Smith & Wesson

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.

Monica Williamson


Houston, TX

Who or what got you into shooting?

My boyfriend got me into hunting! He jokes about it now that it has cost him a lot of money and how nothing is sacred anymore!


First or favorite gun?

308 and 30.06, love shooting both of them


What is your favorite gun accessory? Why?

Leupold scope! Have to have a good scope on your rifle! If you have to cut somewhere on cost, don't do it on the scope!


Favorite place to shoot or hunt?

South Africa, have been there numerous times and fall in love with it more and more each time


Favorite shooting/hunting apparel?

My goose down jacket and goose down vest, perfect for all kinds of weather and you can use it for a pillow at night!


Favorite shooting/hunting partner?

Love hunting with my girlfriends! We always have such a great time when we are together, lots of laughs. Also like hunting with my boyfriend!


Best shooting/hunting memory?

My zebra wait my springbuck hunt...or would it be my think it's my, has to be the Pronghorn. Bottom line, every hunt is a special memory and time! I love being outdoors and with Mother Nature!


I own a gun because:

I love hunting! I call it sanity maintenance! If I'm hunting for doe I call it grocery shopping! I love grocery shopping with my rifle, the venison is awesome, hormonal free, and tastes wonderful!


How do you feel about pink guns?

No problem at all with pink guns! Well, probably would wonder about a guy if he had a pink gun, but think it's great for us ladies!


Best gun tip?

Pick one you feel comfortable with and have confidence in your shooting ability, practice so you don't second-guess yourself.


Your choice of gun for protection?

.38 Special - Smith & Wesson


Guns or shoes?

Why can't a girl have both!?! If I have to pick it'd be shoes. I only need a few guns to do the hunting I want to do, but need lots of shoes/boots!


Who or what inspires you?

Deb Wardlaw inspires me. She is so great at working with women and helping them. Whether it’s shotguns, rifle or handguns, she is awesome at giving instructions and helping them to have confidence and be proficient!


What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

Having Faith, my daughter, and a positive attitude!


What’s your favorite app?

Words With Friends, MyFitnessPal, Eat This, Not That!, Map My Tracks


Book you’re reading?

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (blush blush)


Favorite TV Show?

Gossip Girl, Last Man Standing, Two and a Half Men, Dallas, The Vampire Diaries…I watch TV to be entertained, not to learn!


What’s new on your iPod?

Pistol Annies, Jana Kramer, Jerrod Niemann, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Jesse Cook, Kip Moore, Kid Rock


Favorite sports team?

Houston Texans and the University of Texas Longhorns


My theme song is:

“Born Free” by Kid Rock, sounds great in the Corvette with the stereo up and the top down!


Favorite vacation spot?

South Africa


Your greatest accomplishment?

Of course having my beautiful daughter, Haley! But also, making a dream come true and buying myself a 1991 Red Convertible Corvette! I’m living the dream!!!