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.

Jim

  • 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.

This episode of Gun Girl Radio was brought to you by…

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A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League www.agirlandagunclub.com

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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

 

This episode of Gun Girl Radio was brought to you by…

Comp-Tac

A Girl & A Gun Women's Shooting League www.agirlandagunclub.com

GunGoddess.com – www.gungoddess.com