GGP 035 - 2014 Where to Go, How to Get There & What to Know!

Gun Girl Radio 035 - 2014 Where to Go, How to Get There & What to Know!

After an exciting and busy time and the NSSF SHOT Show the Gun Girls are back in action. The season is only a few weeks away and as  Randi Rogers and Julie Golob are planning their calendar they have loads of information to share with their listeners. With so many great sports, matches and events how does one choose where to go? Tune is as the ladies recommend some matches for each sport, give some tips on the best way to plan out your season for success and even give their listeners some heads up on events to keep an eye on during 2014!

Main Topic: 2014 Where to Go, How to Get There and What to Watch For

Listener Questions:

  • Brian: Question for both of you. I just got caught up with Top Shot Season 4 and it was great to see Julie as the M&P expert (gee, wonder why). Unfortunately there was less than 1 minute's worth of instruction that the viewer could use as take home points. Julie and Randi, can you expand on how you handle moving targets? Do you ambush or track them, or do something completely different?
  • Cherie: Hi Julie and Randi, In last week's episode you both said that the Bianchi World Shoot is on your goal list this year. I'm excited to be going to Bianchi this year too. And you also mentioned that you might talk about practicing for events, so... I'm wondering if you have any tips for training for the Bianchi match, in particularly the mover if you don't have access to practice on one? Thanks
  • Matt:  How about the NRA action pistol world shoot at Rock castle. Same as Bianchi?

  • Jason: Running any new gear this year or trying out any new shooting sports?

  • Alvin:  Any new "rising stars" that we should keep an eye on for the new season? Also, unrelated to the shooting season, what would be a good gift to a new shooter? (Namely my younger sister, college aged)

  • Eric: Will either you or Julie be shooting the 2013 Single Stack nationals this year? If so, what pistols will you use?

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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

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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 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?

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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 009 - Recap of the 2013 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

GGP 009 - Indoor Nationals RecapThe first major competition of the season, this episode of Gun Girl Radio recaps the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championships. Julie congratulates Randi on her High Lady win and has a list of questions about her match experience, stages, awards ceremony and more! Week in review - What have Randi & Julie been up to?

Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

  • Stages
  • Lighting Conditions
  • Number of Movers
  • Accuracy Difficulty
  • Favorite Stage & Most Challenging Stage
  • Who was there
  • Fashion and the Awards Ceremony
  • University of Vermont & Coast Guard Academy support
  • Special thank you to Smith & Wesson

Listener Questions Match Specific : Leigh Ann from Facebook - What did you practice before you went to the match and do you feel it was helpful? Was it based on your pre-match review of the stage desciptions or was it based on your knowledge of your weaknesses? Also, how many women were competing this year and how many trophied? (not for the subcatagories like senior, etc.)

John from Facebook -  I would like to know how many rounds does the average (?) competitor in the Indoor Nationals fire in preparation for the match? How long before the match do competitors start training?

Ty from Facebook - Please talk about diaster factor. I was ill preparied for so many dis-appearing targets and failed to map out better order of fire. Revolvers are virtually limited vickers so getting that one and only shot (in some cases) was paramount. Yes and be sure to mention how much distance you put on the second place lady. Nice shooting Randi.

Chuck from Facebook - I'd be interested in the knowing how the low light/no light type stages went for you and what equipment/techniques seemed to offer the most advantages for those stages for you or for other shooters.

General Questions: Hayden from Facebook - What major match are you and Julie most looking forward to?

Tom from Facebook -  My daughter is 13 and really enjoys shooting. Actually she's a better shot than me with our M&P .22. She has mentioned wanting to compete and I was wondering what you would recommend for a young female shooter to start competing?

Matt -  Hello Jake's Angels, a couple of comments and a question. I wanted to encourage people to try steel even if they don't have the 5 mags.A squad mate would be more than happy to reload your mags as you swap. Steel also helped me with idpa/icore tremendously. All the draws and transitions from target to target can't be beat. Now my ?, I shoot revolver almost always but do shoot a bottom feeder occasionally.Any tips on changing platforms from match to match? Its not as smooth of a transition as I would like when the matches are close together.

Robert from Twitter - Is practicing with a 22 caliber slide conversion a good idea?

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GGP 008 - Our Favorite Shooting Sports: IDPA

GGP-008 - Our Favorite Shooting Sports IDPAIn this episode of Gun Girl Radio Randi and Julie discuss another one of their favorite shooting sports, International Defensive Pistol Association competitions. Both multi-time ladies IDPA National Champions, they cover the basics of the sport, a bit of history and chat about this week’s Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals Championships. What have Randi & Julie been up to?

  • Randi Rogers - Costa Rica IDPA NationalsRandi visited Costa Rica for combination competition trip and vacation where she won the women’s title at the IDPA Costa Rica Nationals
  • Julie recorded an episode of her monthly podcast, JulieG Radio.

Main Topic - One of Our Favorite Shooting Sports - IDPA:

  • A brief overview of IDPA
  • The IDPA Divisions
  • Equipment considerations
  • History of the Sport

Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

  • Types of stages
  • Lighting conditions
  • Awards ceremony
  • A little match history
  • Indoor Nationals experiences and favorite memories

Listener Questions:

Rick: Hi Ladies, I’m enjoying the podcast. I had the privilege of meeting Randi at the Texas State IDPA match (I was just watching, not participating) and told her that I was a big fan of hers....and Julie. After saying that and walking away to photograph some of the match, I began to think that it was a bit rude on my part mentioning being a fan of a competitor to Randi while she was shooting the match. Oops. Anyway, you can imagine how happy I was to find out that Randi and Julie were doing a podcast!

I do have a question.....how to pick up speed during a match and where along a course of fire that the ladies have found that they can pick up the most speed. I've been shooting our local club match that isn't pure IDPA but it does involve scoring zones and shooting around barriers, etc. Anyway, it seems that I haven't been able to rise to higher than 6th place finishes for several months now and I'm itching to gain a spot on some of our hotshots. ;D

Joe: Ladies (and Jake), I have a question regarding my wife and the creepers at our range. She and I both compete in IDPA. She's new to the sport and is already kicking butt. She is also the only lady shooter at our local matches. The problem is that every guy there seems to think she needs their advice. She\'s polite and listens to them all with patience but she\'s starting to get a little tired of it. I know it sounds like I'm just being jealous, but I assure you that\'s not it. My wife can handle herself! But that\'s also the problem. I don't want to step in, because it would only come off as a jealous jerk husband and I do have to shoot with these guys every weekend. Do you have any advice?

Chuck from facebook & Jace from Twitter: Any news on the possible rule changes in IDPA?

Matt: How hard is it to mentally switch rule sets from USPSA and back?

Sarah: What do ladies keep in the pockets of your shooting vests?

Matt: Why aren't there any exclusive Top IDPA shooters? I.E. Why is it that the top uspsa shooters who don't shoot or practice for IDPA show up at the nationals and completely dominate?

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