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Sherry Martin


Newberg, OR

Who or what got you into shooting?

My husband


First or favorite gun?

My first gun was a Winchester model 70 lightweight 30-06 cal.


What is your favorite gun accessory? Why?

It probably has to be my fanny pack/purse because I can carry my pistol with me and no one knows it


Favorite shooting/hunting partner?

My husband


Best shooting/hunting memory?

An NRA women's hunt in Texas in 2005. There were seven women there with one on one guides. We were allowed to shoot one buck, one doe, and one hog. I was one of only two that managed to get all three. (The hog was actually a javelina.)


How do you feel about pink guns?

Generally the color of pink used is a very ugly color. Although I have seen some pink camouflage colors that were not bad, and one laminated stock with pink in it that was pretty. I could own one like that.


Your choice of gun for protection?

Glock 40 cal. (my husband’s choice)


Guns or shoes?



Book you’re reading?

Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul: Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Aubery, and Nancy Mitchell


Favorite TV Show?

America's Got Talent and The Voice


Favorite vacation spot?

Alaska OR camping anywhere near streams or roaring rivers


Your greatest accomplishment?

Surviving and becoming a better person after my son's death