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Robyn Sandoval


Austin, TX

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

All of the above

What's your current go-to gun?

Francesca is my hot pink duracoated Glock 23. She is accurate, tough, sassy, and always reliable.

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

Any range where women from A Girl & A Gun are shooting.

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

Too many to list! I've been blessed to witness transformations in many women — shooting for the very first time, participating in a first match, hitting a first bulls eye, beating a fast time, and many other times when a woman realizes that she is capable of overcoming fears and obstacles and achieving success.

I own a gun because:

I am my children's first responder.

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

Attend a Girl's Night Out with A Girl & A Gun so that you can shoot a variety of guns. This is the best way to determine what best fits your hand, what feels most comfortable to shoot, and which is the right gun for you.

Who or what inspires you?

Julianna Crowder inspires me to dream bigger, cheer louder, love with passion, take charge when needed, and be fearless to blaze new trails.