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The Women’s Gun Show Episode #57: 37 Million and Counting

On show #57, Carrie Lightfoot and Barbara Baird discuss Project ChildSafe and how you and the kids in your life can benefit from it. Barb interviewed Bill Romanelli, who works to market this program effectively for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and who mentions the number 37 million. The pair also talk about trending firearms news, cool products and a couple of events that you might want to attend. Plus, Julie Golob offers recoil control tips. Sponsored by Ruger and NRA Women.

Before launching into the week’s topic, the pair discuss what’s been happening in their lives. Barb tells about visiting a Jewish cemetery in North Dakota and also meeting a cousin once-removed who is 99 and not slowing down. Carrie is looking forward to traveling to West Bend, Wis., to take the USCCA Training Counselor course.

Jewish Cemetery Ashley ND

Barb looked around at the Jewish Homesteaders Cemetery near Ashley, ND.

Read about Barb’s travels to this National Historic Register site at her blog, The Accidental Ozarkian.

temperature car phoenix hot

Carrie reiterates info about the heat in Phoenix this summer. Is the heat getting to her?

Topic: Project ChildSafe — 37 Million and Counting

Bill RomanelliInterview with Bill Romanelli

Bill Romanelli is the spokesperson for NSSF’s Project ChildSafe Program, a national program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to provide education on firearm safety and encourage people to store firearms responsibly. Its goals are to help prevent firearm accidents, theft and misuse.  Distribute free gun locks – 37 million so far.

Survival Story

Carrie reports on a story of a  Jacksonville, Fla.,  woman who shot and killed her abusive ex-boyfriend during a break-in.

Firearms News You Can Use

Barb notes that mass shootings in the US are up, but the victim count is down. top 50 women shootingCarrie mentions the “Top 50 Women in Competitive Shooting,” according to Shooting Sports USA. 

Julie Golob: “Tip Time” – All about Recoil Control

Sponsored by NRA Women.  Recoil Control Cool products

Carrie would love to test a Ready Range. $132k

Barb has reviewed a Liberty Safe HDX-250 Smart Vault, and likes it. She mentions the line of 7 handgun vaults by Liberty. The HDX-250 is on sale for $239.  Liberty HDX-250 safe TWAW Product of the Week C arrie was planning on training with this pistol before heading to Wisconsin, since it’s 126 degrees in the Phoenix area and she doesn’t want to melt on the range. MSRP — $219: http://thewellarmedwoman.com/range-supplies/targets-practice/sirt-pro-training-pistol SIRT-110-Purple-Pro-Green-Shot The WON’s Post of the Week

2GirlsHunting

Morgan and Mason Baseley write a column, “2 Girls Hunting,” at Women’s Outdoor News.

Barb says that Morgan and Mason Baseley, of 2 Girls Hunting, have the right idea about continuing firearms education for teenagers and not just introducing firearms safety to younger children.

Calendar: What’s up?   

Carrie likes  Women’s Only Handgun Foundations, by Amber Buriff. Ohio-based pistol training in Butler County. Fall Doe CampBarb noticed that Vermont Outdoors Woman is sponsoring an outdoor education retreat for adventurous women 18 years and older in Canaan, Vermont on September 15-17, 2017.  Fall Doe Camp will offer three days of classes to be held in the woods, in the lodge, on the lake and on the sandy beach as foliage season begins in the Northeast Kingdom of VT.

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  • About Barbara Baird

    Publisher/Editor Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in hunting, shooting and outdoor markets. She is a contributing editor at "SHOT Business," and her bylines are found at several top hunting and shooting publications, including NRA, NSSF and Field & Stream.