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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.

Paula Jones

Pilates Instructor


Who or what got you into shooting?


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

Handguns and rifles

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


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

.22 Rifle

What's your current go-to gun?

SR22 Ruger

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

My backyard range in Maine

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

Polaris 4 wheeler

What's your most unusual gun-related item?


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

The one hundred yard bottle cap shot

I own a gun because:

Always liked guns and cars and bicycles

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

Worst - That someone always wants to shoot you

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

SR22 Ruger

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

SR22 Ruger Pistol, Ruger 10/22 Rifle

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

Fox Firearms in Vasselboro, Maine

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

Fleeing with your gun if nobody else is in house, if not wall yourself and fire back

Who or what inspires you?


What's your favorite holiday? Why?


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

Read Bible, music, family, and firearms practice

Your greatest accomplishment?

Learning how to profile people