We’re locked and loaded for another great episode of TacticalPay Radio! This week, we were so happy to have Mia Rhode, creator and editor of Life Of A Shooter’s Wife on the show. Mia had a ton of insight to to share about balancing her online presence with a real-world life, as well as what it’s like to be married to a member of the US Men’s Rifle Team.
Mia was born in Seoul, South Korea and then adopted and raised in Minnesota. Formerly a Hairstylist, she now is a blogger, photographer, Second Amendment Advocate, and political news junkie. In addition to her work on Life of a Shooter’s Wife, Mia also contributes to the Western Free Press and is on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Rifle and Revolver Association. She also runs a Rifle Shooting Blog for Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, and is an NRA member.
Listen To The Show:
- How Mia became “a shooter’s wife”.
- Whether her politics and gun rights advocacy have cost her relationships.
- The reach of her social media presence.
- How gun range owners can best cater to female customers.
- And much more!
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Industry Spotlight: Life of a Shooter’s Wife
Life of a Shooter’s Wife officially began in 2016, but its origins date back to 2008 when founder Mia Rhode became the wife of a competitive rifle shooter. This journey has taken her all over the country, and has opened up many opportunities… specifically the chances to share her experiences and outlook on her site. The site’s tagline is “competitive rifle shooting… and everything in-between,” an ethos fully supported by the site’s content.
Some categories on the site include Mia’s personal blog, Mia’s photography, some of her favorite recipes, inspiration/posts on Mia’s faith, and more. In addition to all of this, other content goodies include, the Rifle Shooting Blog, product reviews (apparel, holsters, and more), her interviews, and articles of all kinds on the site. Article topics fall into different categories such as news and politics, the second amendment, and competitive shooting.
Perhaps one of the best parts of the site is Mia’s articles offering guidance on how to start a blog. As someone making waves with her blogging and social media presence, her insight is simply invaluable to anyone just getting started. There are companies out there charging big bucks to help people set up blogs, and Mia’s offering it completely pro bono – that’s a steal!
Overall, Life of a Shooter’s Wife is a fantastic example of a web site run right, and fantastic for anyone interested in learning more about shooting and exploring a wide variety of topics.
TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of The Week
The “TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of the Week” was created to highlight the important on the ground work of local and community organizations in the firearm community. We receive nominations of organizations to recognize from our listeners. Organizations eligible to be featured include local gun clubs, hunting and shooting groups, advocacy and educational groups, and other firearms related organizations. We want to highlight the important work that the best of these organizations are accomplishing. These aren’t sponsored picks, but truly worthy mentions!
We’ve got a great one for you this week.
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, FHFH:
This week, we’re pleased to award Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (or FHFH) as the community organization of the week.
Their mission is simple, and so important…
“Inspired by a passion for the outdoors and compassion for the needy, Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) is committed to addressing America’s hunger problem in a unique and relevant way. Established in 1997, FHFH enables hunters and farmers in states nationwide to provide nutritious meat to feed the hungry of their communities.”
FHFH accomplishes this because there are many hunters out there that harvest more deer than they can eat or share with friends and families. Meanwhile Farmers are issued management permits to reduce deer numbers that are harmful to crop yields. Together, they donate deer and other big game or livestock to inspected, approved meet processors that participate with FHFH. Individuals, businesses, clubs, churches, and other foundations then make contributions to help FHFH cover the costs of processing, packaging and freezing the meat. Lastly, the meat is distributed via food banks and feeding ministries.
This is the definition of an organization doing great work in the community! We’re so thrilled to give them this award and hope you’ll connect with them to learn how to get involved and find out about events near you.
Congrats to FHFH and keep up the great work!
Remember, if you have any notable community organizations around firearms, hunting, shooting and more that you think deserve a spot feel free to email us and let us know. We’ll highlight them on the show!