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A Girl and A Gun
A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) is a shooting club established by women shooters for women shooters. AG & AG events are intended to be fun, social gatherings where women can come together for support, encouragement, ask questions in a safe and nonjudgmental environment, improve their marksmanship, and bond together in the shooting community.
What makes us different? All AG & AG events are supervised by female Certified Firearms Instructors. All facilitators are women who can “speak girl” and provide techniques and tips for female shooters. Our goal is to empower, educate, and have fun at the range. AG & AG events have been successful stepping stones for thousands of women.
At our events and through articles and information, we provide:
Basics of safe gun handling
Proper grip techniques
Stance for accurate shooting
Trigger control and follow through
Sight picture and sight alignment
Please know that we cannot give a formal training class in a casual environment and that is not our intent. If you are a new shooter, we strongly encourage that you seek a firearms instructor for an introductory class. AG & AG will be a resource for you to help find the right instructor and/or classes.
It’s More Than Shooting...
While our mission is to educate women on safe and accurate shooting, our organization is about much more than shooting! It’s about empowerment, support, friendships, fun, self-reliance, and so much more.
Everyday we witness the transformation of women who set out to learn how to shoot and in the process discover a confidence in themselves that improves all areas of their lives. Whether you’re interested in competition, concealed carry, home defense, the safe storage of guns in the home, or you just want to get out of the house and try something new, please join us at an upcoming event.
AG & AG meets at 7 PM the second and fourth Wednesday evenings of each month at Shooter's Indoor Range.
The cost for women attending a Wednesday evening event are:
- AG&AG members pay $2 to the chapter and $10 to the range.
- Non-AG&AG members pay $5 to the chapter and $10 to the range.
The local Facebook page is A Girl & A Gun Southern Illinois, and the national page is A Girl and A Gun. The AG&AG web site is www.AGirlandAGun.org.
If you have specific questions, contact Diana Smith at SouthernILAGAG@gmail.com or (618) 406-6757.