GGP 045- Gun Girl Timer Tips

This week on Gun Girl Radio hosts Randi Rogers and Julie Golob are talking all things shot timers. Learn what timers the Gun Girls use and what to look for when buying a timer. Learn about drills you can use with your timer, tips on running them and even tips on major match timer questions. Finally, Randi and Julie answer all the listeners questions on timers. Main Topic - Gun Girl Timer Tips 

  • Why is shooting with a timer so important?
  • What are the timers that the Gun Girls Use
  • What kind of drills can you do with a timer?
  • What features should you look for in a timer?
  • Tips on Running a Timer
  • Main Match Timer Tips
  • Shot Timer Apps

Google Play

IPSC Shot Timer

Shot Timer PRO


Free Shot Timer

Make Ready Shot Timer App 

AIPSC Shot Timer (High performance shot timer) 

IPSC Timer 

ShotMaxx Trainer


Listener Questions:

  • Dean: I need a new timer, what one should I get??
  • John: What would be a good practice routine for a timer to use
  • Robert: Do they make timers with adjustable volume? I dry fire practice when my kids are sleeping, and the constant buzzing of the timers has them now saying "shooter ready, standby" in their sleep.
  • Charles: Do you know of any shot timers that show the par time counting down on the screen?
  • Tom: They need to make an app. For phones to use as timers! They do everything else.
  • Bob: Do they make a timer that works in all platforms ( airsoft, 22's, center fire) maybe a adjustable sensitivity?
  • Kelli: Downloadable timers (android, i phone etc)...yay or no way?
  • Ty: I just had the chance to listen to the episode where you answers my question about the ladies only match. Thanks for the input, I will put your suggestions to good use. I have set a date for the match, it will be Saturday July 26th at 10:00am. So Julie if you are available you are more then welcome to come on over. Thanks again.
  • Mike: Randi- sorry to hear about the 73 issues at EOT. Time for a new extractor? I have yet to have that replaced on my 73 - Any thoughts on the number of rounds before you have that done? Great podcast as always - Like to hear more information on shooting tips and tricks, they are always good.
  • Julie - Great work you are doing for the shooting sports and NRA, the newest video is great. When you were picking guns I was screaming Tommy gun Good pick. I agree as well, results should be easier to locate, and be real time.
  • Eric:I'm curious to hear your both your thoughts on how perishable shooting skill is.  How much skill do you lose if you aren't routinely competing in shooting sports?
  • Jade: Are ShotMaxx timers reliable? Paul: General thoughts on shotmaxx as well as your opinion on the best timer Apps for smartphones etc Julie Found A Review
  • Ryan: Why are they so ugly?
  • Bob: Do they make a timer that works in all platforms ( airsoft, 22's, center fire) maybe a adjustable sensitivity?




GGP 044- Gun Girl First Ever Listener Questions Episode

GGP 044 Gun Girls Listen Questionsjpeg.001 The Gun Girls have their first episode of only listener questions! For many listeners this is their favorite part just as it is for Randi and Julie. Before the Gun Girls jump into the long list of questions there is some quick catch up on the last two weeks. Julie shares information from the Cameron Cup as well as her experience videoing and Randi Rogers brings home all the stories from the SASS World Championship End of Trail. Both ladies touch on how to handle gun malfunctions and then it is over an hour of all the questions you have on shooting, competition, hunting and even what are the Gun Girls' favorite guns.

Main Topic - End of Trail/ Listener Questions


  • End of Trail
    • Event location, duration, # of shooters
    •  Favorite stage?
    • Shoot Off
    • Malfunctions- What do you do?

Listener Feedback:

  • Duane  Hi Randi Rogers and Julie Golob, you are both great people in my mind, as far as shooting competition, it would be nice to be able to get the results faster, I would like to know how you made out but also others, thank you for all you do for us in the shooting sports
  • Chris:  Randi, love to hear your go to for the basics drills. If I want to work on X, I do Y drill/stage/set up. I think you did a bit of this a while back but more is better. Thanks great show.
  • Megan: How does a beginner assess what shooting competitions would be best for their skill level?
  • Surveyor Seven I have been asked in the past if I could only keep one firearm, which caliber/gauge and which platform would I keep and why ? I have always though that this is the most horrible and unfair question, it’s like asking if you could only save your wife or daughter from a burning house who would you save ? (we would all burn together or all get out together) So I will modify this question for you ladies, “if you could only keep 5 firearms that you own, what would be your top 5 choices of firearms, calibers and platforms and why ? And the ultimate follow up question. “of the firearms that you don’t already own, which one do you want the most and why ?

IDPA ?s...

  • Steve - Listening to your podcasts gave me the nudge I needed to try out the IDPA matches up here in New Hampshire. They are a lot of fun (as you already know).  I’ve been a bullseye shooter for many years so this shooting and moving is a whole new game. The scenarios add a fun element to it too! I had some procedurals in my first match. I set as a goal, to not have any in the next one. I succeeded. I do have a question. Why are the no shoots always in the way?


  • Ty -  Hello Ladies! I've been listening to your podcast since the beginning, I enjoy it and now have a question for your.  I am the match director of our local IDPA club, there are quite a few ladies that are interested in shooting but are intimidated by shooting in front of a bunch of guys.  I've been asked to have a ladies only match. I believe most of these ladies have shot before but most of them have no competition experience.  What would your suggestions be for a match to get them started shooting?  Should it be very basic or a more advanced stage that we break down into shooting positions?
  • Kathy I'm thinking of trying to sign up for IDPA Bug nat'ls. I've never done a national match and am only marksman level. Do you gals think this is an ok place to start? You gals made it look like so much fun last year, that I'd like to try.
  • John - Julie, I noticed in some of your pictures that you wear glasses outside of shooting. Are they for close-up or distance or fashion? I know you wear shooting glasses while on the range but how has the change in eyesight affected your shooting? You are way to young to need glasses for close-up because of age. Do either one of you do something special to help your eyes or is it just good genetics? Some of us are not as fortunate to have excellent eyesight but have to deal with glasses on and off the range. Thanks for all that ya'll do for shooting sports and being excellent examples of young ladies for the industry.


  • Larry from the Power Factor Show -Hi Randi! I have a Comp-Tac Beltfeed quad mag pouch that I bought about 8 years ago, back when the USPSA rule said that the gun and the mags were to be 2 inches from the shooter's body.  Since the rule changed to "2 inches from the inner surface of the inner belt" my mag pouch has been illegal.  Specifically the second pouch from the front.  This is the case for my CR Speed belt that I bought about 11 years ago, and there's only one layer of inner and one layer of outer belt. Is this "problem" addressed by the current Beltfeed model, or do I just need to get a thinner belt?  I enjoy the show


  • Dale -  Hi Julie and Randi, You were talking about the debate between shooting a match in one day or shooting multiple days.  I don't want to diminish the amount I love to shoot and compete, but I also love the social aspect of shooting.  Do you feel that shooting matches in one day reduces the social part of shooting?  If it does do you factor that into your match choices? I love the show keep up the good work


  • Pistolet-Chef Donald - Hey, this is a little different what is the best way to get sponsors to supplement the cost of participants in the sport?





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 034 - Gun Girls Wrap up 2013 and Sight in on 2014

GGP 034 - Happy New Year

The Gun Girls have been on the air for 1 whole year! With 2013 coming to an end hosts Randi Rogers and Julie Golob take a look back and the ups, downs, successes and bumps of 2013. They share some of their favorite moments as well as what they have learned producing Gun Girl Radio. After the 2013 wrap up Randi and Julie set their sights on the upcoming 2014 season. What shooting matches are they looking forward too? What hunting activities are they planning? Do they have any special events or plans in the coming year? Tune in to hear all about what is coming up for 2014.

Main Topic: 2013 Wrap Up, 2014 Look Ahead

  • Favorite Gun Girl Radio Episodes
  • What Have Gun Girls Learned
  • What was the hardest part?
  • Most Rewarding Part
  • Favorite Moments
  • 2014 Matches Gun Girls are Looking Forward To
  • Hunting Activites
  • Other Events
  • Goals
  • Wishes, Wants Dreams- Gun Girl Style

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Listener Questions:

  • Larry : hello, I am writing to you to thank you for bringing up the subject of children and firearms and how important it is to keep them safe.  my son is almost 4 and has a very strong interest in all things that go bang or boom.  We have taught him that guns are dangerous and that they could really hurt him but because he is still a kid we know that it may not be enough.  His mother and i bought an airsoft for him that he is using to learn to shoot.  we treat it as if it were a real firearm right down to putting it into the safe when we are done using it.  also we use eye protection.

     We are teaching him to come and find an adult if he finds a gun somewhere.  This is working because he spotted a shotgun hanging on a wall as a decoration at a friends home a couple weeks ago and asked repeatedly why it wasn't locked up where no bad guys could get it.

     Toy guns are difficult but so far we have been able to buy them to be either white bright orange or green to make them appear ad far removed from a real gun as possible.  we are making the effort to make him treat them as if they are real.

    he watches everything that i do with a firearm whether it be cleaning or dry firing and it has been some really quality father son time for us.  he has won more than 1 cookie in our family airsoft challenge.

     Talking with the parents of your child's friends is also important.  My nephews mother was trribly afraid of firearms until one day that they were here.  my nephew wanted to shoot the airsoft gun.  she was hesitant so i asked her to shoot it first.  It took her a little while to decide to but by the end of the night she was shooting .22 revolver and is considering some safety training and a pistol of her own.  We showed her our safe and how everything was stored in a safe manner.  She thought that all of us gun owners stored our stuff under the bed or hung it on the wall.  Another of my wifes friends carries a revolver in her purse and if they would not have talked about that they wouldn't go to a range together once in a while.

     My views have changed through the years i used to think that my fathers hunting rifles hanging high up  on the bedroom wall with the ammo in his closet was good enough.  Now i realize the value of a good safe or locking gun cabinet.

     As a funny aside my boy has taken his mothers side in the Glock vs XD argument around this house.  I traded my glock for an xds.  sorry for he book but i hope this helps.

  • Raccoon1969: Ladies,

Just listened to your Winter Shooting Fun episode, I really like the idea of putting hand warmers in the magwell.  For shooting in the snow, you both or invited to the \"Nor'easter\" match at Harvard Sportsmen's Club, northwest of boston, at the end of January.  The past two years it has snowed during the match.  Last year the was significant snowfall over night before the match.

One more thing, I really like the idea of the hand warmers on the shoulders, because I also hunch my shoulders in the cold and get sore from that.  Maybe you can reconfigure the bra cups into tactical equipment holders so you can market your shoulder hand warmer bras to men too.  I won't even mention that I shoot with a couple of men that probably should be wearing bras.

Really enjoy the show and I will see you at Indoor Nationals in February.


  • Bryan r: Julie, Randi - since you were talking about shooting in the snow, here is a short vid on how we do up in the Great White North eh

Modified prone in the snow from the final Ontario Rifle Association CQB match of the 2013 season. This was the practice before the match so I got all those mistakes out of my system before the scoring phase. Of course I found some new mistakes to make when scores counted.

  • Mark : Loved the cold weather show. I live in Minnesota, I have Spent sometime in the cold. A local police officer was training out side and got his drawstring fob in his trigger guard and had a discharge. I wear a blaze orange muff, it has a strap that goes around my neck. I put 4 hand warmers in it along with a set of Aim Point batteries. Thank you for the great show.

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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.

GGP-027 - Gun Girls Get a GRIP 2

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.


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!


Main Topic: Rhonda Gibson- MGM Junior Camp


  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?


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.

GGP 025 - Get A GRIP

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


  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?


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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