Ladies are taking over… … the adrenaline … Adrenaline is the number one driver. It’s thrilling, something resembling perfection. It’s just empowering to know that I’m in control of the firearm. We’re coming in and we are taking over. When you can hear your heartbeat in your ears, it’s just the most amazing feeling ever. Probably my most favorite thing — adrenaline junkie, I guess. The feeling of shooting in general, that is definitely my happy place. That rush. You know what I mean? That rush it gives you. I went to the 2011 Pro-Am and I saw another junior girl shooting, and I’m like “I think I can do that!” What I love about shooting is the
confidence it gives me, the skills that I’m able to build. Who doesn’t want to run and gun?! I have been working in the firearm industry for about 20 plus years. A couple of years ago, my husband asked me if I wanted to try competition. All it took was just one run and I was hooked! I just decided I want to carry a gun, a concealed carry, but it was probably the most fun I’ve ever had. It was about three years ago. When I started, I thought of myself as a student, and now I think of myself as a competitor. The things I love about shooting… I never was really good at anything and the moment I shot 3-gun I was just like “Wow! I was really good at that!” My husband has been a police officer for ten years. He prompted me to take my concealed carry course, and my training was based in defense. Men give you that second look. What? She’s going to shoot? She can shoot? Three years ago I got my firearms instructor’s license. I only teach women, though. The tagline “Always Be Ready” will catch the eye of somebody who notices and I’ll get a wink. Clothing is very important. Finding a fine line between “this is great quality” and “I can move in
it” to also the style of it and 5.11 is all of it combined. At 5.11 Tactical, they really listen to us. 5.11 is the only brand that makes clothing that I can actually wear to the office and I can get away with it. I don’t really know any other company that asks, especially women, “What do you want out of gear or clothing?” Comfort and fit is the number
one priority in clothing, but I want to look just as good
on the range as I do in my everyday life. The apparel that I wear in 3-gun, it does have to be very durable and rugged and, of course,
women… we want to look good in it, too. I love all the jackets, all the shirts, everything is really cut well for women. Just go do it. Go show up at a match somewhere, watch. Once you’re there you’ll wonder why you waited so long. What makes shooting fun is the strategy for me. It’s like an adrenaline rush, and it’s exciting and it’s fun. and all the best feelings you can think of combined into one thing. Everybody knows somebody who has been a victim of crime, or they have been
a victim of crime themselves. And the responsibility to defend
yourself, we’re realizing, is truly up to us.