Get ready for yet another TacticalPay Radio episode! This episode is all about women and firearms… but more specifically, firearms training for women. Brett was joined by a true expert on this, Julianna Crowder, who has specialized in helping women develop their firearms skills, including founding A Girl and a Gun (a women’s shooting organization).
For more than a decade, Julianna Crowder has been an instructor for firearms education and women’s self-defense… a journey which began in 2004 as she became interested in firearms. Through hard work, as well as some encouragement from her husband, she has become one of the premier educators on safe and proper handling of firearms, self defense education, and the fun of recreational shooting sports. She’s the founder of “A Girl and a Gun Club”. A club for women and girls that enjoy pistols, rifles, and shotguns for self-defense, recreation, and competition. Thousands of students have attended her course for “License To Carry” in the Great State of Texas. And in 2015, she was selected as a member of the NRA Education And Training Committee.
Listen To The Show:
- How Julianna convinced her husband to join her in a firearms instruction business, and what it’s like to be a female civilian firearms instructor at Ft. Hood.
- What it’s like to be profiled by Rolling Stone Magazine.
- What a women’s shooting league is all about.
- When you should keep one eye closed while shooting!
- And so much more!
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Industry Spotlight: A Girl and a Gun
Founded by Julianna Crowder in 2011, A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League is a ladies-only organization established BY women shooters FOR women shooters (pistol, rifle, and shotgun)! AG & AG’s events (self-defense, recreation, and competition) have a girl-friendly atmosphere that can often be less intimidating to new shooters. They share tips about posture, grip, and maneuverability that are all unique to a woman’s physical characteristics. While there are many wonderful male instructors, it can greatly benefit women to learn from other women.
They aim to take beginners to whatever skill level they wish to achieve and provide experienced shooters with more opportunities to improve their skills. The objective of some is to improve their skill levels for self-defense and competitive shooting. Meanwhile others may also be interested in learning how to choose the right guns, gear, and accessories for long-term participation in the firearms/shooting community.
AG & AG has been tremendously successful at growing their membership and building a positive community around firearms training and shooting. They also have a number of products which include: Girl’s Night Out, Breakfast and Bullets, “T” Time, Various Classes & Clinics, Recreational & Competitive Leagues, and a webstore.
TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of The Week
Each week, we select a “TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of the Week” from our listener submissions! Created to showcase a community organization that is doing important on the ground work related to the firearms community, nominees are selected by our listeners from hundreds of local clubs, shooting groups, hunting and wildlife organizations, education and advocacy organizations, and other firearms related community organizations.
We want to hear about organizations that deserve to be recognized, so if you know of a community organization that you believe is doing excellent work on behalf of the broader firearms community that you’d like to see recognized, drop us a line!
We’ve got a great one for you this week!
Neighbors’ Gun Club:
The Neighbors’ Gun Club located in Rhinebeck, New York is a local sportsman club offering hunting, fishing, & shooting opportunities to their members. Established in 1953, Neighbors’ was formed out of a growing concern from local landowners for out of area people trespassing and illegally hunting on their property.
Today, they work with club landowners and members to create protect and utilize hunting lands in a sustainable and respectful way. The Landowners and members have the use of Club owned properties, buildings and facilities in Rhinebeck, the Adirondacks and the Catskills.
When it comes to work in the community… they sponsor boy scout troop #128, Sponsor four children to Camp DeBruce and Pack Forest, teach New York State Hunter Safety Courses, Conduct an annual spring roadside clean up on all public roadways adjacent to land posted by the Club, and more. This is the kind of work that truly lends itself to a community organization of the week winner!
If you’d like to learn more about them, you can connect with them online.