GGP 030 - Gun Girls and their Ammo

Randi Rogers and Julie Golob share their experiences and preferences with all things that go bang. From reloading equipment to their favorites factory ammunition, Julie and Randi give the lowdown on loads they use in everything from competition and carry guns to the ammo they choose when they are out hunting. Tune in as they share tips about reloading, ammunition storage and travel considerations.  They also discuss steps to prevent reliability issues and what to do when ammunition fails.

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Main Topic:

  • History with reloading and reload room/set up
  • Reloading safety, storage and tips
  • Ammo preferences by shooting sport
  • Carry Gun Ammo
  • Hunting Ammp
  • Traveling with ammo/shipping ammo
  • Ammunition malfunctions and issues.
  • Chronograph

Links:

Listener Questions:

  • John - Do you notice a difference cleaning from lead, open lead base (FMJs) or closed base (JHP or TMJ)?
  • Surveyor Seven Are there rifling cuts that are designed only for jacketed bullets ? If so how can you determine the difference and what are the results of shooting cast bullets in that type of barrel ? I have never heard a definitive answer on this discussion
  • Susan I do actually. I'd like to know the ballistics/drop at 25 and 50 yds, between 115 gr, 124 gr and 147 gr 9mm rounds
  • Ryan Do you guys have to pay for your own ammo or does your sponsor cover it?
  • David wrote: What bullet weights shapes do you use in 9mm and .45acp and why?
  • Richard  What are your opinions on the Hornady Critical Defence vs. the Hornady Critical Duty as a conceal carry round. will one stop my threat better than the other?
  • Jamim - What is your preferred minor load in 9 and 40, and major load in 40. Thanks!

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GGP 029 - The Mental Game - How Gun Girls Stay Focused

This week on Gun Girl Radio is all about the mental shooting game and staying focused! Julie Golob could not be there in person, but Randi Rogers shares her own experiences plus lots of notes and tips from Julie about the mental game. Starting with a look at the basis for both Randi's and Julie's training, Randi talks about Lanny Bassham's The Mental Management System. From there you can listen to tips about how to train before match and at match to be ready mentally when it is your time to shoot. GGP 029 Mental Game

Main Topic:

  • Catch up with Randi on the USPSA Production and IPSC National Championships
  • Lanny Bassham Mental Management System- Mental Game Basics
  • Real life training
  • Managing Travel Stress for Mental Prepardness
  • Being Social While Shooting
  • On the Range Mental Skills
  • Handling Pressure

Links:

 

Listener Questions:

  • John W: So here I was watching impossible shot and who did I see? Julie Golob shooting some fireworks. That was awesome to see. Great podcast and thanks for all you and Randi do for the firearm community.
  • Matt: Hello Ladies, For the past 2 yrs I\'ve have dropped the bottom feeders from my life and shot revolver exclusively(S&W of course). I shoot idpa,steel and icore, and with the recent rule change in revo some uspsa next year. My problem is I cant seem to get past sharpshooter/high C. Probably not bad with my limited practice due to work and family but I still would like to improve. I\'d like to get some instruction to get the most out of my practice. Kay says my hero Jerry wont be doing any classes soon. Do you have any suggestions for a revo coach or do you think platform isn\'t as important to good instructor?
  • John: You girls are great. I enjoy listening to the podcast. I have several questions. 1. Julie, when are you coming out with a cookbook? Your recipes sound great. 2. How do ya\'ll practice while in not so nice weather like middle of winter in the Arctic Circle or the steamy jungle of Texas? Plenty of Dry-Fire, SIRT or laser training? Do you have access to a indoor range or brave the elements? Keep up the fantastic show. It is so helpful and encouraging to us novice shooters.
  • Mike Arlington, WA: Hey ladies, I really enjoy the podcast. Your topics and information are great. Perhaps adding a small cooking segment, I know Julie does a lot of cooking with wild game.Wanted to ask a question - hoping my simplistic look at this does not offend anyone.Women and shooting sports - what do you think is the major barrier for equal competition in the field of shooting sports?  Example - Ladies divisions in the shooting sports. While I like to have the different divisions, youth, senior, ladies etc, when you think we can expect to see a women win the overalls at any of the major shooting events like IDPA, USPSA, SASS, etc? Perhaps I have missed it and it has happened already. Good luck, and keep up the great podcast.

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GGP 028 - Gun Girls Catch Up September Nationals and Hunting

This week both Randi Rogers and Julie Golob are in town and ready to catch up! The past three weeks have been a whirlwind of shooting activities with the 2014 USPSA Limited Nationals, USPSA Limited-10/ Open Nationals, IDPA Nationals and the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt! Randi and Julie share stories from their experiences.

GGP 028 - Gun Girls Catch Up On Nationals & Hunting

USPSA Limited Nationals

USPSA Lim-10/ Open Nationals

  • Back-2-Back Stage Changes
  • Tips for transitioning between sports and long trips

IDPA Nationals

Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt

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GGP 027 - Gun Girls Get a GRIP Part II

Randi Rogers is off competing at national level competition so this week it's Julie Golob and Jake Challand catching up on the latest in Gun Girl Radio world and interviewing Nikki Turpeaux of Archangel Tactical and the Get A GRIP® Defense program. Tune in as Julie chats with Nikki about her training programs geared especially for women.

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Main Topic: Nikki Turpeaux of Archangel Tactical

  • Nikki's journey into the world of firearms, shooting and training
  • Archangel Tactical Anniversary Event
  • The feminine touch and ways to get women to the range
  • Get a GRIP® Defense Program for Ladies, Students, Gentleman and Professionals
  • Nikki's advice on how to deal with mainstream media
  • 3 Gun FUN!
  • More about Nikki, her favorite gun, best shooting advice, what's in her range bag and her toughest shot.

Links:

Archangel Tactical Get a GRIP® Defense Nikki Turpeaux Twitter Nikki Turpeaux Facebook

 

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GGP 026 - Gun Girls Share Shooting Camp Stories with Rhonda Gibson of MGM

This week Gun Girl Radio invites special guest Rhonda Gibson from MGM Targets! Team Comp-Tac's Randi Rogers and Team Smith & Wesson’s Julie Golob ask Rhonda about how shooting has changed her life; from family, work and her own special project the MGM Junior Camp!

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Main Topic: Rhonda Gibson- MGM Junior Camp

Questions:

  1. How did you get started in the shooting sports?

  2. How has competitive shooting brought your family together?

  3. Can you tell us a little bit about MGM Targets?

  4. Can you tell us about the matches that MGM Sponsors?

  5. What gave you the idea to start the MGM Junior Camp?

  6. How long has the camp existed?

  7. How many juniors have you had through the camp?

  8. What does a junior experience during camp?

  9. How does someone apply for the camp?

  10. What are some of the camp requirements?

  11. Can you tell us about your nickname The Cookie lady?

  12. Favorite Gun & Why?

  13. What’s the best bit of shooting advice you have ever received?

  14. One thing in your Range Bag people would never expect

  15. What has been your toughest shot?

Links:

http://www.mgmtargets.com/

http://www.juniorshootercamp.org/

http://www.mgmironman.com/

Listener Question:

  • Mike: First off, great show I enjoy the good topic and insight into the firearms world. I shoot both Cowboy and USPSA, so there are frequent topics which interest me. Julie, you must take up Randi on her offer to shoot Cowboy - you will love it. It is just a fun and family friendly experience. Also, your bucket list - Thompson. I have been fortunate to have fired a full auto Thompson, and it was FUN! Next time you are in Vegas, they have gun shop which you can rent a Thompson - go and do it! Wish I could own one, but my State will not allow it. Keep up the great show.
  • Brian: Hi Ladies! I just completed an IDPA match with a stock Glock G17 (sharpshooter classification) and I know what I need to work on, but I don't know how. Here's what I noticed: When shooting faster at relatively longer distances, say 15-20 yards, my shots tend to be low or low-left. This is especially the case when there's time pressure such as disappearing targets. It's likely my trigger control but I can't tell if there are other factors such as grip, or stance. When I was a Novice and Marksman shooter, the low-left issue used to be happening at closer distances and slower speeds so I was able to improve, but now I seem to be hitting a plateau.
  • Also from Brian- I shoot a stock Glock 17 and a 34 in competitions. When I dry fire, am I supposed to see the front sight wobble at all, or should it be rock solid stable when the trigger breaks? Sometimes I'll see it bounce slightly right, sometimes left, and I'm still trying to figure how to keep it steady. Just want to make sure a "no-wobble" goal at the trigger break is something I should be setting.
  • Hi Randi and Julie, I'm Mike from the God and Guns Podcast on the Firearms Radio Network. Carol from the Fat2FitHQ podcast encouraged me to start listening to all the shows on the network. I'll be honest and confess that I was already listening to them all... except for Gun Girl Radio and Fat2FitHQ. My bad! It really wasn\'t for any reason other than already getting my podcast fill for each week. So over the past few weeks I've been working my way through the archives and have thoroughly enjoyed catching up on all your episodes. You ladies are so entertaining and definitely have my attention. There is so much to learn from you and if anyone cuts out a podcast to listen to, it shouldn't be this one. Keep up the great work and thank you for all you're doing in the women's arena! Belated congrats to Julie on the new baby! My wife and I just had our 3rd and he's 5 months old now. It's a blast!
  • Ryan How do you keep your hair so bouncy and full even after a day of shooting?

  • Nick - What the best live fire drill for improving speed and transitions in USPSA?

  • Jennifer - How do you handle a newborn and going back to shooting? How long of a break did you take? I have a newborn and barely have time for a shower in between nursing, diaper changes, and fussiness.

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GGP 025 - Gun Girls Get a Grip

Gun Girl Radio hits the road this week! Team Smith & Wesson’s Julie Golob attends the 2nd Annual Get a GRIPTM  Anniversary Event Weekend presented by Archangel Tactical and interviews talented and influential women of the shooting and outdoor industry.

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Making appearance as the event's Guest of Honor, Julie takes the time to chat with Tisma Juett of NSSF’s First Shots Program and Barbara Baird, Marti Davis and Sara Ahrens of Women’s Outdoor News. Find out what these women keep in their range bags, the best shooting advice they have received, the toughest shot they have had to make and more!

Main Topic: Catching up with women of the industry at the 2nd Annual Get a GRIPTM  Anniversary Event Weekend presented by Archangel Tactical

Questions:

  1. What is your favorite color?
  2. What is your favorite gun and why?
  3. What is the best bit of shooting advice you have ever received?
  4. What is one thing in your range bag/hunting pack that people would never expect?
  5. Tell us about the toughest shot you have made.

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GGP 024 - What's On a Gun Girl's Bucket List?

GGP 024 - Shooting Bucket List

This week on Gun Girl Radio Randi Rogers and Julie Golob talk about their buckets lists.  With 80 world and national titles between them what could possibly be left? The answers are surprising. Randi and Julie discuss different matches, sports, locations and guns they dream of using some day!

Main Topic:

  • What shooting sports would the GG try?
  • What Guns do GG want to try?
  • What places do GG want to travel and shoot?
  • Events GG want to see/ watch or be in.
  • What are the GG goals?
  • Who do the GG dream of meeting?

Links:

Listener Questions:

    • Chris: @julieG1 @RandiMRogers Hey R & J, I may be too late but I'd like to hear thoughts on how (in my view) women shooters are leading the sport.
    • Bryce: Hi Randi and Julie - I just discovered your podcast after listening to Julie on the Balloon Goes Up podcast. Great series you have here-- I'm on episode 4 and moving along in order. I do have an only child-- a daughter, now 4 1/2 years.  She knows the Eddie Eagle rules so it's a start. Not sure when I'll actually have her start shooting but that\'s not the reason I'm messaging. It's mainly about me worrying about how her friends and families might react, especially since I live in Seattle. My daughter might hear the "guns are bad" so I'm trying to teach her guns are good for sports.My questions:-- When you've met parents of other children(who might not know you're celebrities) and they learn of your profession, have some reacted in a negative way? How have you handled it?-- How do you start your kids shooting?
    • Charlene: Hello again!! - I am currently at Camp Perry and having a great time meeting and speaking with many people. I thought I would share one topic that came up as I do not recall it being discussed previously. We were discussing ways of cutting some costs and it was pointed out that volunteering was an outstanding way to not only cut costs, but to support the sport. Some of the benefits mentioned included anything from covering entry fees to reduced lodging costs. This could really make an impact when you consider attending matches that have fees in excess of $100 in addition to the other expenses you may incur. Can you provide more info about this?  Thanks again for taking time out to bring us the scoop!!
    • Mike in TN: Hey Gun Girls - I normally listen to your podcasts during my routine travel from East TN to Southern OH. Your knowledge and experience in the shooting sports makes the trip fly by. I started shooting some local USPSA matches last year and I routinely dry fire practice. I was wondering if either of you have ever practiced using gas blowback airsoft guns and if you have any thoughts on the pros or cons of training with airsoft pistols? Keep up the good work.
    • Duane: great show Julie and Randi, I really enjoy your podcasts

 

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GGP 023 - Do Girls Clean Guns?

This week on Gun Girl Radio Randi Rogers and Julie Golob talk about all things clean- gun clean that is! They start off with some tips on how to learn where to clean your guns and then move on to their own personal likes/dislikes about gun cleaning. What products they use, what tools they have, when, where and why they clean their guns the way they do. Photo courtesy of the talented Yamil Sued of hotgunshots.com

Main Topic:

  • How/ where do you learn how to clean guns?
  • What products do Randi and Julie use?
  • When should you clean your guns?
  • Cleaning Vs. Maintenance
  • Accessory Cleaning: Holsters, Magazine Pouches, Sights, Magazines
  • Home Cleaning Kits Vs. Travel Cleaning Kits

Links:

Listener Questions:

  • Paige - How do you feel about ultrasonic cleaners?

  • Bryan -  How can I trick my kids (ladies aged 6 & 9) into cleaning my guns....and to do it right?

  • Jay  - Firearms today are made to be very reliable but during a competition what would you recommend to a good time to clean the firearm.

  • Eric  - What you people do to a handgun compared to most people’s and the difference between a bolt rifle and a machine gun. Do you use Carb cleaner? How often do you fully strip and clean firing pin channels etc.? How do you feel about Mobil1 fully Synthetic?

  • Surveyor Seven  - Have you found anything or method to completely removed powder stains from a cylinder of a stainless steel S&W revolver, short of buffing? I have used compounds like “Flitz” and a lot of finger rubbing and still have that grey tinge, I don’t have any problem cleaning a “blued” cylinder with normal “lead” removing liquids, thoughts ?

  • David - Don't use carb cleaner in guns with fiber optic sights!

  • Jennifer - Since a .22 pistol like a Ruger is harder to disassemble, how often do you clean it? Ammo tends to burn dirtier, but the disassembly and reassembly is a pain.

  • Warren - Yes, will you clean my guns please.

  • Bob - Do either of you use Frog Lube or had any experience with it? If not what do you all use? Do you use different lube for pistols or rifles? Garry- Frog lube is GREAT !

  • Jason - Are Glocks really dishwasher safe? But seriously, what do you gals recommend we have in our shooting bag for cleaning our gun on the range at a match?

  • Kim - Hi Randi and Julie! Have you both tried FireClean? I have and after completing since 1975 I have not found anything better!!!!

  • Tony - Have ether of you used slipstream. It is very good you can feel the difference as soon as you put it on.

 

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GGP 022 - Junior Shooter Molly Smith's Busy 2013 Season

GGP 022 - Molly Smith This week on Gun Girl Radio Randi Rogers and Julie Golob interview junior shooter Molly Smith! Molly Smith is the Junior Team Captain of Team Smith and Wesson, writer of the blog The Molly Minute and well on her way to becoming a supreme court justice.

Main Topic:

  • How did Molly get into shooting?

  • What's it like being a member of Team Smith & Wesson and being the Junior Team Captain?

  • How did Molly do at Bianchi Cup? IRC? West Coast Steel Challenge?

  • What is Molly's favorite event at Bianchi and why? Least favorite?

  • Is it difficult transitioning so quickly from Bianchi to IRC?

  • The three sports are so different. What is Molly's favorite?

  • Molly had a chance to work with the NRA Women's Network and were recently featured in a New Energy piece. What did she think of it?

  • Molly's advice for Junior Shooters.

Links:

Listener Questions:

  • Robert: Emailed us about Towel from Summer Shooting Tips. shout out to say thanks for the email and Randi is also a big fan of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy! lol
  • Matt: Well Girls, I got Bianchi off my bucket list, and now plan on IRC, Revo nationals, Camp Perry distinguished revolver and high power match. Any other must shoot matches? And maybe some tips on getting in. The Idpa nationals and many others seem to fill up almost instantly or need many points to get on the list. Thanks and have a great one!
  • Brice: Good luck to Julie at the NRS section match this month!  I know you\'ll do great. One tip I\'d like to share for shooting in the heat:  I like to use a towel or scarf and soak it in water, drape it around your neck to help cool off.  Probably less useful for sponsored shooters, but awesome for those of us willing to look a little scruffy.
  • Jason:  Just thought I'd share a tip that might be useful on an upcoming episode of GG radio. Make sure your tetanus booster is up to date. Ranges have a lot of cut hazards. Got a little to close to cover at the Carolina Cup and cut myself. EMS advised to make sure I was up-to-date vaccination wise. 2nd tip - get your booster several days before your next match - they stay sore.
  • Charlene- Hello!! You all continue to deliver great shows! Keep it up! Here are my questions. The sport is so much fun that I am wondering when a good time would be to step it up a level say a regional or even nationals. When did you decide to make that step? I imagine there is no easy answer and the simple one is \"when you feel you are ready\". While winning is great, I think fun and meeting more great people are a good reason. Again, thanks for the great show everyone and I look forward to many, many more :)
  • Giovanni: Dear Randi and Julie, Hi ladies me and my dad listen to your show every week. I am ten years old and I shoot U.S.P.S.A., 3 gun, and Pro am. I met Randi at the 3 gun nation event in Tulsa Oklahoma. I hope to meet Julie soon. I wanted to tell you about a project I just started and see what you thought about it.  I recently started using my shooting to raise money for a veteran\'s charity called The Lone Survivor Foundation.  The Lone Survivor Foundation helps veterans that have been wounded in combat or, suffer from PTSD, overcome the challenges they face back home. I wanted to do something positive with my shooting. My dad helped me set up a facebook page to track my progress. https://www.facebook.com/GHRShooting I also have a donation page on The Lone Survivor Website http://lonesurvivorfoundation.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1034321&lis=1&kntae1034321=3DF4F9A6BD514814A9F7AE9A91BC1D48&supId=386214461 Please let me know what you think.  If you can, please share this with your shooting friends
  • Jason Mather Would love to hear Julie and Randi discuss their dry fire regimen.  My biggest obstacle to doing it is actually taking the time to do it (similar issue with my treadmill).  Interested in what you practice and how you practice (i.e. do you put on all your match gear, use a timer, etc.). Great show! Thanks!
  • Chris: Got to say, great podcast! I downloaded a couple episodes to see if there would be any good info I can use for my wife. I just got her into shooting recently and even more recently bought her, her first handgun. She has actually got 2 new handguns within the past month. Bought the first, she wasn't real happy with it so I traded it and she picked yet another one. Needless to say she loves this one. She is looking forward to getting her CCW as well. I showed her videos of the both of you shooting and she could only say, \"Whoa, I wish I was that good.\" BTW I noticed you read emails on air so if you do her name is Stacey, I\'ll play it for her she will love that, in case you do read this on air. I actually subscribed to the channel and am now listening to back episodes. Thanks for what you do and keep up the great work at the matches.

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GGP 021 - Revolver Champion Annette Aysen

GGP 021 - Interview with Annette AysenThis week on Gun Girl Radio, Randi Rogers interviews the talented revolver shooter Annette Aysen of Team Smith and Wesson. Julie Golob wasn't able to make this one, but she will be back next show! Main Topic: Questions for Annette

- How did you get into shooting? - First major win? - Discussions of ICORE vs. USPSA - Joining Team Smith and Wesson - Babes with Bullets Instructor - Winning, winning and more Winning! USPSA Revolver Nationals, ICORE, Sportsman's Team Challenge - What is sportsman's Team Challenge? - Shooting with husband Elliot.

Fan Questions For Annette:

Warren: Is there anything I can have done to my Ruger red hawk .44 mag. To make the trigger lighter and smoother?

Nathan: Today, we have an age of heavy-hitting, high-capacity, and very reliable large and medium frame automatic. We also have a good selection of very thin, concealable, and accurate compact automatics, and in 9mm +P, they surely rival the venerable .38 Special for most purposes. Bearing this in mind, outside nostalgia, why should I choose a revolver?

Ron: Conventional wisdom suggests a j-frame for a female shooter. What does Annette think about that decision specifically concerning the environment for purse carry, trigger pull weight and likelihood of continued practice.

Earl: Can you ask her if she prefers to bob the hammer? Also, why does S&W almost completely rule? I hardly ever see anything else competing.

Please feel free to post your questions in the comments below or send them to ladies@gungirlradio.com. Tell us what you think and leave suggestions for future shows. We’d love to hear from you! Follow Randi Rogers and Julie Golob on Facebook and consider leaving us a review on iTunes.

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GGP 020 - Summertime Shooting Tips

GGP 020 - Summer Shooting Tips Randi Rogers and Julie Golob spend some time talking about tips and tricks to deal with the summer heat. They cover everything from eating and drinking to planning training sessions and match preparation. They also wish all of our listeners a Happy Father's Day!

Main Topic: Summer Shooting Tips -Stay Hydrated -Snack Ideas -Handling the Heat -Stocking the Shooting Bag -Training in the Heat -Competitions

Listener Questions: Jim: You had a girl write to you asking how to recover from a bad stage. I am a guitar teacher. I tell students,when you play a bad note it\'s over as fast as you snap your fingers. Make the correction and move on. Everybody will make a mistake, it's ok... My question is do you still have training from a teacher/coach?

Links: Shooters Magazine National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day Lena & Kay Miculek Videos

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GGP 019 - 2013 Bianchi Cup Recap & Mental Shooting Tips

GGP-019 Bianchi Recap Randi Rogers and Julie Golob go over all things NRA Bianchi Cup! First, it is week in review with Julie sharing her recent appearance in the Washington Times and Randi talking about her debut in the 3Gun Nation Pro Series. Then it is Bianchi, Bianchi, Bianchi and some tips on handling pressure and maximizing your mental game.

Main Topic -Traveling to Columbia -Bianchi Cup practice range -New Match format: pro clinics, aggregate gun -Who Won! -Randi's finish: first woman to podium, plate stage winner!!! -Tips on Mental Training

Listener Questions: Email from Steve: First congrats and best wishes to Julie and baby girl. Love the show. Here\'s my question(s)for both Julie and Randi: when you go to practice what is your average session like. How long are you at the range, how many rounds do you normally fire, what drills would you normally do, how often do you practice ( and dry fire too)? Secondly how has your practices changed from when you first started moving up the ranks to being at the top of the game?

Roy Do you eat differently before a match or not?

Brandon while i shoot, all of my shots are going to the left of the 10 ring, but stays in the 9 ring. any good way of preventing this?- Bob Brandon, silly, just move the target to the left a little. . LOL.

Cathey- We didn't see as many of the professionals this year. Is Bianchi still a good draw or too competitive?

Kim Yes Randy! How do you shoot all 48 plates!!!!! Good job girl! Kim

Amanda  On the note of mental preparation how do you get over blowing a stage and not let it affect how you shoot the next day? My first stage (plates) was bad and it really messed with my head.

Leigh Ann with all of the socializing that happens at a match, how do you block out the distractions so you can concentrate on your stage without coming across in a negative way?-Matt I left Randi alone Leigh Ann! Mostly ;)

Aidan Recovering from mistakes and avoiding them in the first place would be good to know. Randi was her usual pleasant self- steady and kind. Never ceases to amaze me.

Links: -Secure Firearms Products -Midway NRA Bianchi Cup Scholarships -NRA Bianchi Cup Program with Stage and Match Info

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GGP 018 - NRA Recap & Single Stack Nationals

GGP 018 - NRA SSN RecapRandi Rogers and Julie Golob get together to catch up after Julie absence with her new little one. Randi and Julie start out by catching up on all the fun goings on at the past NRA show and then jump in to going over the USPSA Single Stack Nationals. Randi discusses her experience at her first match and Julie reminisces with what she remembers from her past attendances.

Main Topic

  • NRA Show- What was the Women's Leadership Luncheon Like?

  • NRA- Cinco de Bane!

  • USPSA Single Stack- Basic Match Info

  • USPSA Single Stack- Courses of fire and what to expect.

  • USPSA Single Stack- What to practice if you are thinking of going to next year.

Listener Feedback

Chuck from Facebook Do you notice a difference in the stage design for SS nationals vs other major/national matches?

Skip from Facebook What was the most common manufactured gun used...

Jim from Facebook what happened at the chrono stage ?

Rick from Facebook Are there any particular type of shoes you wear during a match so that you can maintain your footing in varying weather conditions?

Eric @ Twitter Don't forget it is LEO Memorial week. Well wishes from JGG and RR goes a long way. National Police Week

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GGP 017 - Special Edition: Interview with Britney Starr at 2013 NRA

GunGirlRadio_300A special edition episode! Recorded live at the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings, Randi Rogers sat down to talk to the busy and talented Britney Starr. Britney is an avid hunter, shooter, outdoors industry professional and writer. She does it all! About Britney Starr Britney Starr is a native of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is the managing editor of Women's Outdoor News and her main responsibilities are scheduling, editing and publishing the editorial calendar, working with advertisers and directing social media. She also writes features, reviews and her column, "ShootingStarr". ShootingStarr is sponsored by Armed in Heels. Visit Armed in Heels at www.armedinheels.com

Britney is part owner, client services representative, and managing editor of Starr & Bodill African Safaris. She enjoys working side by side with her father and licensed Professional Hunter, Dwaine Starr, to provide their clients with a worry-free safari. Visit their website at www.sbafricansafaris.com

Britney is also on the field-staff for Prois Hunting & Field Apparel. Visit Prois at www.proishunting.com

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GGP 016 - 2013 NRA Preview & Mother's Day Gift Ideas

GGP 016 - NRA PreviewJulie Golob is still out with her the newest edition to her family so Randi Rogers and Jake Challand discuss the upcoming 142nd National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Events. Randi and Jake also touch on some gift ideas for upcoming Mother's Day.

Main Topic

  • What is the NRA Show?

  • What can attendees see at the show?

  • What are Randi and Jake looking forward to seeing at the show?

  • Mothers Day Gift Ideas!!

Listener Feedback:

Bryan - Canadian Service Conditions Radio: Love the show ladies. I initially started listening because women\'s opinions and input on shooting is a bit rare and as the father of two girls I was looking for tips on getting them involved.

Now I listen more just due to the great content on competitive shooting sports. Love it.

I wanted to throw out an idea related to small hands reaching controls on  pistols. I got this from Rob Pincus talking about how to operate pistols left handed.

Maybe try a pistol with an ambi mag release or with one on the right side of the frame, and activate it with the trigger finger, it\'s less of a reach. I'm a lefty using a 1911 and that is how I work my mag release.

As for the slide release, I just rack the slide. Being a lefty I don't have much choice. I think there are less than zero pistols on the market with a ride side slide release.  It\'s sad, we lefties get so little love in the gun industry. ha ha

John: Ladies,

I just found your podcast but I've gone back and listened to every podcast.  You're both superstars, at least among those of us that shoot.  I\'m sure that both of you do lots of meet and greets and I was wondering if you try to get out of shaking hands.  Next to your eyes your hands are important enough that shaking hands would bother me if I had your talent and skill.  Just curious, I've known some doctors that just won't shake hands because they're afraid some guy with an attitude will use a crusher grip on them.

One more question if I may.  Randi, why don't I see anyone shooting Schofield pistols in SASS?  Is there a specific rule against break open revolvers?  I've never shot SASS and I don't think there would be any great advantage in them but then again, I don't think I've ever seen anyone use one and I've looked enough on the web that I would have thought that I would have seen at least one person use one.  (Or two!)

Love the show and I'll try to get an iTunes review done for you all as soon as I can.

Eddie- I just had to write in to comment on (Episode 10) how touching and awesome this show was. I myself have an Autistic son, who is 8, as well a daughter who is 6. I love your show, which i listen to via the podcast app on my iphone while walking. I love shooting and firearms (NRA Life, NRA certified instructor, Frontsight First Family member, refuse to be a victim instructor) and think you and the guests you bring on are amazing role models. Stacy's comments were especially personal to me as we've been through all the things she has talked about as parents. Interesting too about the iPad, as it is truly a blessing of a product for my son. In fact as a UX designer I even started an iOS software company to start doing some software for autistic kids, professionals, and families, but I am not going to mention the name since the point of this message was to express appreciation and support, not to self promote.

As an aside, since this IS gun girl radio, my daughter recently saw a youtube video of a teen girl just tear it up at a 3gun competition and got very interested. then she wanted to see more videos of girls doing shooting, and now she's excited and asked me to teach her to shoot. I even started to build up an AR with Pink magpul furniture for her :-) still missing the complete upper assembly what with all the difficulties to buy stuff right now, but i'll finish it eventually! Thinking maybe i'll look into a .22 conversion kit for it as well since she's only 6! keep up the great job everyone, and all the best on your new family addition, Julie!

Allen via Twitter- you’re both active in social media what do newer or young pros need to think about when posting?

Kevin via Twitter never post anything you don’t want your grandmother to read.

Robert via Twitter my 13 y/o son is wanting to start IDPA. He wants to shoot ESP for the enhancements but I think he should start in SSP, thoughts?

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GGP 015 - Our Favorite Shooting Sports: Bianchi

GGP 015 - Bianchi

Last in the series, Randi Rogers and Julie Golob cover NRA Action Pistol and the Bianchi Cup as one of their favorite shooting sports. Learn more about this challenging sport in another pre-recorded episode of Gun Girl Radio.

Main Topic

  • What is Bianchi and NRA Action Shooting?

  • What makes Bianchi Different from other Action Shooting Sports?

  • Courses of fire and divisions

  • 2013 Bianch Cup and finding a match near you

  • World Action Pistol Championships

  • Randi & Julie share their favorite memories

 

Listener Feedback:

‏@tactissy on twitter @julieG1 I am a huge fan! Love your book. What's your key competition prep step? #GunGirlRadio

@JayGraham13 on twitter @julieG1 @randimrogers How are prof. shooters able to get back on target so fast and make accurate shots #GunGirlRadio

Matt from Facebook - My s&w v-comp just came in, now I need an optic for Bianchi. I'm running low on time, any suggestions? Thanks and good luck!

 

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GGP 014 - Randi's Got Ammo & Attitude

GGP 014 - Ammo and AttitudeIt’s another pre-recorded show for Randi Rogers and Julie Golob. Randi is on set for her new hosting gig with Ammo & Attitude and Julie is taking some time away to prep for the arrival of her new baby. Main Topic

  • Randi’s experience on TV and her new gig as a host.
  • About Ammo & Attitude
  • Women in reality TV
    • Know your gear
    • How to stay calm
    • Ask questions before your interview starts
    • Prep tips to make you look and sound good
    • Be positive and try to smile.
    • Listen to the question fully before answering.
    • Think about the audience and try to avoid too much shooter slang
    • Watch those hand gestures
    • Friendly media vs. Unfriendly media - be prepared and know the risks of talking with mainstream media on gun issues.
    • Follow up
    • How to deal when the press gets too close
    • Speak slowly
    • Interview tips from Randi & Julie

Listener Feedback:

Steve from Facebook: What are the top things you have changed and/or added to a new Glock? Thank you! : )

ColonelRon ‏from Twitter - Can u discuss how a woman's grip differs from a man & how to compensate? I've heard different techniques but wife still has trouble

GEAR Dad ‏from Twitter - Is it realistic to use a pump shotgun (I have a Mossberg 500) to compete in #3Gun? LOVE the podcast!

Daniel from Facebook: Less of a question and more of a suggestion. If it comes up, don't try to defend modern civilian rifles by differentiating them from selective fire weapons. The differences don't matter and nobody cares anyway. The only point that needs to be made is that banning these firearms won't solve anything, and nobody can provide a shred of evidence that it will. We have a violence problem that won't be solved by taking one type of rarely-used firearm off store shelves, and focusing on that goal is just a distraction from the search for real solutions.

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GGP 013 - Our Favorite Shooting Sports: 3Gun with Special Guest Dianna Liedorff

GGP 013 - 3Gun In this episode Randi Rogers and Julie Golob interview Dianna Liedorff on one of their favorite shooting sports - 3-Gun! Tune in to learn about 3-Gun Nation, the women of the sport, valets, honey badgers and more!

What’s new?

Julie shares her recent podcast episode and Randi talks about her preparation for the upcoming Superstition Mountain 3-Gun match.

Main Topic

  • About Di Leidorff

  • What is 3-Gun shooting?

  • “The games within the game.”

  • What you need to shoot in 3-Gun

  • 3-Gun Nation - The show, magazine, Pro Series and grassroots development

  • 3-Gun and women

  • Tips on getting into and training for 3 Gun

  • Law enforcement participation

Listener Feedback:

  • Elaine from Facebook: Tips for getting started as well as her choice of firearms for her matches!

  • TacTissy from Facebook: Your opinion on shotgun shell carriers for 3Gun? Which one is best and what needs to be improved?

  • Scott from Facebook: Ask her if she gets her own gear ready, or if she has someone who does it for her? Kind of a valet, if you will...Tell her I said that!

  • Kerrin from Facebook: Ask her why it's important to shoot like a Honey Badger!! Dianna Liedorff is the original range Honey Badger!

  • Gilbert from Facebook: Is it harder for women to get into and shot 3 gun then men?

  • Mia from Facebook: Does she come to CO for any competitions? How will the new CO gun laws affect the competitions?

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GGP 012 - A Girl & A Gun with Juliana Crowder

GGP 012 - A Girl and a GunIn this week’s episode of Gun Girl Radio, Randi and Julie have a special guest from A Girl and A Gun Women’s Shooting League. They chat with founder Juliana Crowder about the program, chapters, events, shopping and more! What’s new? Randi is back from a win at the USPSA Texas State Open Championship and chats about her appearance on Next Generation TV. Julie is in nesting mode but is posting some fun surveys and giveaways on her website where followers can guess the due date, whether the baby will be a boy a girl and more.

Main Topic - A Girl and A Gun with Juliana Crowder

  • About Juliana and her journey into the shooting sports
  • What is A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League?
  • Events, Chapters and Programs
  • AG&AG hits mainstream media in a great way
  • Conference Details
  • Shopping!!!!

Listener Feedback:

Email from Jim & Samantha: Hay Jake and the guys and gals... Yes I listen to gun girl as well. My 14 yr old daughter is a competitive shooter as well. Julie G. is one of her idols anyway we listen on stitcher we don’t have Itunes but we unless we forget to, we almost always give a thumbs up. And look forward to every new show and book recommendations thanks again.

Email from Paul: Dear Ladies, it has been an honor to listen to two living legends of shooting. Great tips, great insight, and great personalities! I have a question for those of us, guys and girls, with smallish hands and working the controls of modern semi-auto handguns. What is your recommended technique for releasing the slide of a semi-auto when I can't reach the buttons? I almost feel as though I have to compromise my shooting grip to have my thumb be able to reach the slide release button. Thank you and keep up the good work.

Aidan from Facebook: What role do you think women play in securing the Second Amendment now and for future generations? How can old white guys help or hurt or should we just stay out of the way?

Jeong from Facebook: Why are so many women on the fence when it comes to 2ndA? Too many support it by word only and so not allow guns in the house.

Phil from Facebook: It is the women who will convince our elected officials that guns in the right hands is a good thing for our society and especially for the women in our society. It is pioneers like Julianna Crowder who will lead the charge in convincing women to communicate with their elected officials. We must all support these pioneers or our rights as we know them may perish. No question, just a comment to Julianna. Maintain the momentum! We are in your corner and in the arena together.

Susie from Facebook:  Very well said , Phil. The more we can educate women and get them involved the more they will help us to elect officials who will help us keep our freedom and support our 2nd amendment rights. Keep up the good work , Julianna, Randi, Julie and all ladies who take the time to get ladies to the range. I know here in Del Rio the interest is growing by leaps and bounds!!! It can only get better from here!

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GGP 011 - USPSA Annual Autism Awareness Match

GGP 011 - USPSA Autism Awareness MatchIn this week's episode of Gun Girl Radio, Randi and Julie are showcasing how shooters are generous and caring people. They talk to special guest, Stacy Maillet, about a special charity event in New England, the USPSA Autism Awareness Match. The annual event raises money for the Nicholas James Foundation and it's programs. What have Randi & Julie been up to?

For the Week in Review segment of the show, Randi and Julie talk about a week of catch up, hunting and Randi's recent feature in Shooting Sports USA.

Main Topic - USPSA Annual Autism Awareness Match with Stacy Maillet

  • Stacy's Story - Stacy's son Nicholas was diagnosed with Autism
  • The Nicholas James Foundation and the Foundation's goals
  • Setting up a charity event at the range.
  • Getting support and raising funds
  • Ipads for kids and teachers
  • Parent mentoring program
  • Stacy shares Nicholas' progress, what division she shoots in USPSA and her advice for moms.

Match Details:

April 14, 2012 Registration at 8:15 a.m. Shooter's Meeting at 9:15 a.m. Harvard Sportsmen Club 250 Littleton County Rd. Harvard, MA 01451 6 stages, approximately 130-150 rounds Match Fee is $40.00

Listener Feedback:

Email from John - You, ladies are awesome and Jake is great as a host. Keep up the great work. I love hearing about the sports and you are motivating me to get into the action. One question that I have is how to motivate a woman in my life to shoot more. She has taken the NRA Women On Target and enjoyed it but she doesn't always want to go out to shoot with me. Do you have any ideas as to how I can get her out more?

Email from Jason - Hello Ladies! And Jake :-) First question is for both of you, its regarding technique and grip.  This video here is the promo that S&W put out when the Shield first came out last year. I remember when this thing came out last year, there was so much buzz about the Shield and my buddies and I couldn't wait to get our hands on one.  I've shot and owned 9mm subcompact guns before (carried a G26 for about 8 months), and the general rule I've seen is: the lighter the gun, the higher the recoil and the more difficulty (for me) doing follow up shots.  The way you (Julie) and Jerry shoot this gun make it look like you're shooting a 22 pistol.  What is the secret??

I understand that there are so many factors at play here, but I really would like to a) get rid of my flinch instinct and b) have much better results with double taps and follow up shots.  I've only shot one steel challenge and one 3gun so far -- only 2 matches total mostly because with my three little munchkins, I rarely have the time :-)  If you could talk just a little about basics and what is the best way to get rid of flinch and recoil anticipation that would be *awesome*!

My wife has recently decided to get her CHL, so I took her to the range and we practiced doing the Texas CHL test (3 yards, 5 yards, 7, etc etc).  To start, I had her just start shooting groups at 20 yards, and she consistently did 6-8 inch groups at 20 yards!  She's only take a few basics courses in the Austin area, but why is it that women are always better shots than men!  So on to my question. She didn't really care for my G17 or my CZ P-01 because they were just a little too big for her, and we don't have a good range around here that rents a high variety of guns.  I know you get this a lot, but here goes:  What sort of 9mm compact/subcompact would you recommend for a woman?  Do you guys have a CHL, and if so, what do you carry?

Email from David in Alabama - You mentioned dry fire practice several time in the last episode. Can you give an overview of what a typical dry fire practice session would look like? Also, how do you deal with having to rack the slide on a Glock during those sessions? Keep my favorite podcast going strong!

Email from Charlene - Thanks so much for the great podcasts. With the laws of differing countries, can you describe the process of getting your gear to and competing in international matches? How does one participate in those?

The next question deals with divisions. Looking at the videos posted on the net, it seems some people compete in multi-divisions. From observing my first match I don't see that as a possibility. Is something like that really practical? An example would be like competing in Limited and L10. I just started listening to you program and it is great. The three of you are an excellent combination.

Email from Jo-Anne - Loved your podcast, which I tuned in to specifically for your take on IDPA and the Winters. Imagine my surprise when Randi mentioned my team's stage as one of her favorites! Yup, I was the SO living in a garage for a week before, painting the "sides of beef" that made up the meat locker - so glad you enjoyed it! But that was simply the window dressing - the challenge that you found in that stage was purely the evil genius of our very talented Stage designer, Ted Picard. Shooters both love and curse his creations, as they definitely make you think the stage through and give you options, as Randi mentioned. Many years of stage design at the Nationals just makes him more devious, but I think complexity is what shooters expect from this premier match. I will forward your comments to him, which will undoubtedly spur even more creativity for next year! FYI, missed you this year, Julie, and hope to see you next year (maybe with the new little one? That's where I got to meet your first)

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