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Wanna Win WON? How about GunGodess.com’s hand-etched casing in jewelry of your choice?

As women’s history month draws to a close, GunGoddess.com is offering you a chance to win a .308 casing, hand-etched with the slogan “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History” – a nod to all those misbehavin’ women throughout the last century who worked so hard to bring us closer to equality!

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The casing is available as a pendant on a chain length of your choice, or as a keychain, and is one of many custom jewelry pieces offered at GunGoddess.com: necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings, all made with recycled handgun and rifle casings.

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You customize it!

Many pieces allow you to select your choice of crystal colors, brass or nickel finish, and don’t forget – the all-important caliber. Personalized engraving is also offered.

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Imagine this ring on your finger!

Just added: “The Gun Collection”: gun silhouettes in sterling silver or gold vermeil, including an AK-74 shape specially designed for Stephanie Hayden of Sons of Guns fame.

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AK-74 among other beautiful statements that you like the shooting sports!

Prize: Well Behaved Women pendant plus a $25 GunGoddess.com gift certificate. Visit GunGodess.com for more fantabulous “fun and feminine” shooting accessories.

To Enter: Share a favorite slogan, quote, or words of wisdom regarding the shooting sports that inspire, encourage or entertain! Deadline: Midnight (your time), Friday, April 6!

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The Conversation

98 Comments
  • Veronica says: April 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Guns kill people. Just like spoons make people fat, and pencils misspell words.

  • Trissha says: April 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Never point your gun at anything you don’t intended to shoot or kill.

  • Sherry Ebel says: April 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    A handgun is for fighting your way to your rifle which you shouldn’t have put down in the first place!

  • Sally Hope says: April 6, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I just found this quote and I love it:

    “Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going.”
    Norman Cousins

    And I’d like to add that not only is it your will to live, but I believe it’s your will to live the best and most fulfilled and sparked life possible that is our best weapon. It’s what keeps us going when we’re scared. It’s what helps us get up when we’ve fallen down. It’s what pushes us forward no matter how dark the path may seem. It’s the light.

    I LOVE this website and all the discussion here. ROCK ON MY LADY FRIENDS!!

  • Charlene Pech says: April 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    You can prevent your opponent from defeating you through defense, but you cannot defeat him without taking the offensive. — Sun Tzu

    Complements of spartantrainingresources.com

  • Naomi in Texas says: April 6, 2012 at 11:52 am

    “Love your enemies, but keep your gun oiled.”

  • Ashley Lauck says: April 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

    A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.

  • Ashley Lauck says: April 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

    “I would like to see every woman know how to handle firearms as naturally as they know how to handle babies.” -Annie Oakley

  • Ashley Lauck says: April 6, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Due to the increasing price of ammo….you will not get a warning shot!

  • Ashley Lauck says: April 6, 2012 at 11:37 am

    If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words!

  • Christine says: April 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

    If someone sees that I carry a gun and asks “What are you afraid of?” My response is “Not a damn thing!”

  • Brandi - Kentucky says: April 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Who needs a man when you have a gun, a truck, and batteries?

    Don’t you wish your girlfriend could shoot like me.

  • Tracy Perkins says: April 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

    My dad always told me “No daughter of mine will be a victim” he taught me to protect myself and my values! Those were the best life lessons I learned and continue to learn and share with other women.

  • Hilary Schneider says: April 6, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I can’t pick just one favorite!

    Butt, belly, beak, BLAST – Not sure who said it first, but I say it to myself at every bird shoot to help me remember to follow through.

    “If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.” –Eleanora Duse

    ‘Though she be but little, she is fierce!’ –William Shakespeare

  • Cathi Bray says: April 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

    One of my favorites is the “well-behaved women” quote – got the t-shirt to prove it 🙂 but I’ll give you one I adapted from another: “I shoot. What’s your super power?”

  • Lucy Franklin says: April 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

    “Courage is being scared to death, but sattling up anyway.” John Wayne

  • Susan says: April 6, 2012 at 9:25 am

    “You can spout all the anti-gun noise you want. You can tell me guns are ‘macho’ and ‘masculine’, accuse me of trying to be like the ‘big boys’ if I carry one. I don’t care. I’ve been raped, and I’ve decided that I would much rather defend myself than sit back quietly and be ‘ladylike’.” Julie Batson

  • karin mccann says: April 6, 2012 at 9:22 am

    “Girls, Take your guns to town! ” A take on Johnny Cash’s song! I love that as of now in the US (in most states) CCW is still an option. We need to stand up for our rights to carry for protection, hunting, and going to the range.

  • Janet Kemper says: April 6, 2012 at 9:05 am

    “Don’t forget your gun!” as said to me by my husband. Now, for many of you, this may not be that unusual. But for a girl who grew up in MA, never owning a gun, or really around guns or hunting…..I just loved hearing this. Since moving to CO, and meeting my husband and becoming more familiear with guns and hunting…this just makes me smile!

  • Sarah Krill says: April 6, 2012 at 9:00 am

    “Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me” -Genesis 27:3

  • Stephanie says: April 6, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Life lesson from kayaking: go with the flow!!!

  • Jen says: April 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

    My dad always used these 2 “A gun in your hand is worth more than a cop on the phone” and “No daughter of mine will be a victim.”

  • Amber Sopher says: April 6, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Aim for the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you’ll hit the bull’s-eye of success.
    (Annie Oakley)
    Those are words of inspiration and wisdom for everyone.

  • Sara Nys says: April 6, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Two things I have at all times, my wedding ring and my pistol. Never leave the house without them.

  • Dana Binkley says: April 6, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I recently read some thoughts from a book titled, “Personal Defense for Women” written by Gila Hayes. She said (with my paraphrasing) , as little girls we are taugh to avoid strangers, keep window shades down, and never go out alone at night. We were taught to behave quietly, dress modestly and pray that you do not attract criminal attention. We were never taught how to defend ourselves if all those things failed.” She basically said, it’s time we take charge of the protection of our own, and our families lives. It makes good sense to me!

  • katie says: April 6, 2012 at 8:12 am

    My favorite quote would have to be “Camo is just a color its a way of life” and another that my bf always tells me is aim small miss small and it does seem to work. Love this jewerly!

  • Crystal Eversole says: April 6, 2012 at 8:12 am

    “You are only helpless while your nail polish is still wet. Even then, you could pull the trigger if you had too.”

  • Nancy Schaeffer says: April 6, 2012 at 7:21 am

    It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile but only 3 for a proper trigger squeeze 🙂

  • Nicole Zürcher says: April 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Ammo’s getting expensive. Don’t expect a warning shot.

    It makes me laugh every time I see that somewhere. It’s so true though.

  • Annette Poe says: April 6, 2012 at 7:11 am

    A woman that seeks to be equal to a man lacks ambition, a woman without firearm lacks accessories!!!

  • Denise Cameron says: April 6, 2012 at 6:43 am

    I miss my ex husband, but my aim is getting better! 🙂

  • Stephanie says: April 6, 2012 at 6:23 am

    “I don’t like living in a man’s world, as long as I can be a woman in it.”

    Marilyn Monroe quoted this and I’ve found that it fits multiple facets of my life, especially when it comes to my love of guns and bows. My dad taught me to shoot around age 3 and I’ve been hooked every since.

  • Annette says: April 6, 2012 at 6:21 am

    “I’ve got a .45 and a shovel”..greetings to my daughters future boyfriends..=)

  • Malissa says: April 6, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Be sure of your target because once you let a bullet go it can’t be recalled.

  • Kim Newport says: April 6, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Don’t be a victim. Shoot ’em.

  • Debi Moore says: April 6, 2012 at 1:08 am

    This above all, to refuse to be a victim.

    — Margaret Atwood

  • Debi Moore says: April 6, 2012 at 1:02 am

    “Only fast women shoot.”
    ~ Queen Victoria

  • Debi Moore says: April 6, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
    Gloria Steinem

  • Jennifer says: April 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”

  • Rickie L Miller says: April 5, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    “Aim small, miss small” from the movie The Patriot

  • Barbara Quanbeck says: April 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    One of my favorite quotes: “A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.” LARRY ELDER

  • Meleah says: April 5, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    “Action beats reaction”. That was pounded into our brains at the law enforcement academy.

  • Jessi Ulmer says: April 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm

         
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
     Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Carla DeVries says: April 5, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Don’t draw your gun unless you are willing to use it.

  • Rachael Layne says: April 5, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    One of my favorite quotes that I try to live by every day is “Sometimes the greatest risk of all is never taking one at all.”

  • Rachel says: April 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I’m gonna show him what little girls are made of
    Gunpowder and Lead

    -Miranda Lambert

  • nicole w says: April 5, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    No man who refuses to bear arms can give sound reason why he should be allowed to live in a free country – Teddy Roosevelt

  • tasha kean says: April 5, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    A fanatic is one who sticks to his guns whether they’re loaded or not.
    Franklin P. Jones

  • Rink says: April 5, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    An armed society is a poliet society. My mother taught me to always be poliet.

  • denise williams says: April 5, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Shoot For the Stars. 🙂 Not only can this quote apply for a good clay pigeon shot, it holds true for many goals you CAN set and CAN achieve!

  • Courtney Stark says: April 5, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    My great grandmother was the first person who taught me what it was like to be really strong. To stand up when others put you down and to never let them decide who you are. Even if I didn’t know she was doing it at the time. This strength is a legacy that she passed onto my grandmother, my mother and now me. I’m proud to say I was the first woman in my family to own a gun, and though many of the other women don’t understand how I can ‘have those things’ in the house. All I can do is think of my mom, and Greatgrandma, both the strongest women I know, and smile and tell them ‘if someone tries breaking into my house, they may THINK they’re going to scare me and my mom and sister. But the sound of me cocking the shock gun will surely put the fear of god in them.”

  • Tricia says: April 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Yes, I am a woman,
    Yes, I own a home,
    Yes, I am a mother
    Yes, I will defend all three

  • ElizabethGrace says: April 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    “It’s time to get a gun. That’s what I’ve been thinking. I could afford one, if I did just a little less drinking.” Miranda Lambert

  • Cheryl Barcus says: April 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Shoot Like a Girl if you can!!

  • Gretchen Barendse says: April 5, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Never point a weapon at anything unless you intend to use it the way it was meant to be used.

    My daddy taught me that and I live my life by that… I have had had to make that decision before and i am glad that I had my weapon as a choice to use, but didn’t have to. People find out very quickly that an armed woman is a scary thing to have to face, especially if they know how to use the weapon in their hand.

    I’m proud to be a woman and a gun lover. Thanks DADDY for all that you taught me about it and for giving me the strength to use them the way there are supposed to be used…I LOVE YOU!

  • Kelly says: April 5, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    just be funny and sneak up on a girl just remember she may have a desert eagle in her purse

  • Glynda says: April 5, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    “Those who can’t shoot have to cook.”

  • Jessica Holsinger says: April 4, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Actions speak louder than words

  • Ellen Moberly says: April 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    My second husband and I had a friend who was a doubting Thomas about my shooting skills. He wouldn’t take my husbands word that I could shoot, and there really had never been a reason to show him. Finally one day he got on my husbands nerves, as we were out on the farm we both were wearing our sidearms. Suddenly my husband said, “Show him.” And threw a pop can up and off the porch, I pulled my 9mm out, kicked the slide back and began shooting. All six shots hit true and I had that can dancing all over the place. The doubting Thomas was standing with his chin down about his knees somewhere. Everywhere we all went after that his words were always, “Don’t mess with her, she’ll have you full of holes before you know she even drew on you.” We thought it was funny.

  • debbie says: April 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    girls are made to shoot better because their center of gravity enables us to do so..as shakira put it, “these hips don’t lie”. thank God for my hips and curves cuz I was born to shoot!
    also, don’t put your finger on the trigger until your ready to pull it.

  • debbie says: April 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    girls are made to shoot better because their center of gravity enables us to do so..as shakiest put it, “these hips don’t lie”. thank God for my hips and curves cuz I was born to shoot!
    also, don’t put your finger on the trigger until your ready to pull it.

  • allison says: April 4, 2012 at 10:39 am

    “I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.” –Susan B. Anthony

    my thoughts on women and guns

  • Melody Olson says: April 4, 2012 at 9:59 am

    “It’s so adorable when people who wouldn’t know a high-capacity magazine from Vanity Fair start telling gun owners what they should want and need.”

    – Ann Coulter, Author

  • allison says: April 4, 2012 at 9:47 am

    “I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.” –Susan B. Anthony

    i agree with her

  • Nadine in Nevada says: April 4, 2012 at 9:04 am

    A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.
    Larry Elder

    • Nadine in Nevada says: April 4, 2012 at 9:07 am

      On a side note: I finally ordered from the GunGoddess and can’t wait to get my stuff. I ordered a pair of earrings with my birthstone in them AND ordered my new Flash Bang holster. I’m on pins and needles waiting for my goodies.

      Thanks for teaming up with GunGoddess. She rocks!

  • Lesley says: April 4, 2012 at 8:28 am

    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West

  • Jeannie says: April 4, 2012 at 6:27 am

    “I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.” –Susan B. Anthony

  • Kimberly says: April 4, 2012 at 5:31 am

    I’m sugar and spice, until you’re not nice.
    I’m rough like Brasso if you’re an Asshole.
    I’m gunpowder and lead, if you dare tread.

    Kimberly Wolfford

  • Yvonne J says: April 4, 2012 at 5:22 am

    As a matter of fact….I DO shoot like A GIRL!

    Plus, I really like “I’ll keep my guns, my freedom, and my money – you keep the change”

  • Tiffany Sauber says: April 4, 2012 at 2:02 am

    “Aim at a high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you’ll hit the bull’s-eye of success.” -Annie Oakly

    I used to watch Annie Get Your Gun when I was little and dream of one day shooting a gun as well as she could <3

  • DClark says: April 4, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Until you’re ready to shoot, keep your booger picker off the bang switch.

  • Lacie says: April 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    “I would like to see every woman know how to handle [firearms] as naturally as they know how to handle babies.” Annie Oakley

    This is my favorite quote about shooting!

  • Dawn says: April 3, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I had posted on a forum about my obsession with shooting. Someone responded with this:

    “It’s ok Dawn, you are simply in the early stages of addiction.
    There is no 12 step program for this however.
    We have a 3 step program available: Tap, Rack and Bang.
    You can minimize any adverse reactions by repeating the phrase:”Front sight and press”.

    That gave me a good laugh. Another quote that I like is, “Annoy the Establishment.”

  • Jessica Holsinger says: April 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    My best friend pasted away recently & he had a passion for guns like I’ve never seen. Even time I hear this quote I always think of him ” It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember” I plan on getting a tattoo with this quote & and two guns with wings for him 🙂 Winning this would be amazing!

  • Kara Newland says: April 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    “Girls with guns have MORE fun!!!!!”

  • Deborah Gray says: April 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    “Nothing puts the dignity in personal dignity (or the freedom in personal freedom) like the self in self-rule.”
    – John Longenecker
    I now have dignity and confidence!

  • Mia Anstine says: April 3, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I wanna win WON!

  • Diane Hassinger says: April 1, 2012 at 12:14 am

    My favorite quote of all time is “Live the life you love, love the life you live” (Bob Marley). While it is not directly referring to a shooting sport, I apply it to all of my life, and I love to shoot.

  • Julia Woods-Stone says: March 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Feel Guilty…..? Maybe you should!

  • Kristen Giger says: March 31, 2012 at 8:57 am

    If you want to believe in something, believe in God.
    If you want to practice something, practice our Seconod Ammendment rights.
    If you want to teach something, teach a kid to love the great outdoors.

    If you want to follow something, do so quietly and with grace through the woods so that you may enjoy the pursuit of the hunt and reap the rewards on your kitchen table.

    If you want to be an inspration to others, strive to be the person you think others should be.

  • Christy Christiansen says: March 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    My all time favorite quote by Ruth Graham
    “if a husband and wife agree on everything, one of you isnt necessary”
    This quote actually changed my life!!
    Shoot Straight,
    Christy

  • Aurora says: March 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    .”The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.”
    ~James Earl Jones

  • Shari says: March 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    A woman is like a tea bag, you never know how strong she is until you put her in hot water. By Eleanor Roosevelt. Reminds me that women always rise to the occasion no matter how polite and ladylike we may be on the outside.

  • Sarah S. says: March 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Look like a girl
    Act like a lady
    Think like a man
    Work like a boss
    -Sheamnessy

  • Jordan Brown says: March 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

    This is one quote I saw a while back. It definitely reminds me how I feel about shooting. Just talking about shooting and sharing the knowledge I have about it with people puts a big grin on my face. It’s something that has given me so much confidence, during a time when I needed it the most. — “Give 100% on what you are passionate about because life is precious. Do not be afraid to express what you love… it should show through eyes and your smile and there should be proof on the palms of your hands.”

  • Adam Stone says: March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    “Gun Control: the theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her own panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound.” -Unknown

  • Linda Hall says: March 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    When in doubt – RELOAD!

  • Krissy Hamaker says: March 30, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Gotta go with Annie Oakley:

    “When the man hits the target they call him an expert marksman. When I make the mark they call it a trick. Never did like that much.”

    I shot in a womens shotgun league and we had that quote printed on our shirts…loved it and it just makes me want to be that much better…

  • Laura Hester says: March 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    My all time favorite quote is…Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worm out and screaming “WooHoo What a ride!”

  • Yvonne says: March 29, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I love to talk to women who are first time shooters at our local range. They seem so nervous before they go in to try it for the first time. After the normal safety hints, I tell them that the most important thing to remember is BREATHE. Then I tell them not to feel bad when they shoot better than their husband/boyfriend/brother. Best part is after they are done and they come out smiling showing me their targets. And most times they ARE better than the mans!

    • Barbara Baird says: March 30, 2012 at 9:07 am

      Breathing — so important, isn’t it? One of the basic fundamentals of shooting and really, so helpful to control throughout many of life’s stressful situations, isn’t it? Good point, Yvonne!

  • Gretchen Steele says: March 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I am forever thankful that my mother taught me those very words at an early age, and taught me to stand tall, misbehave when necessary, march forward, strong and courageous. Defend those who need it, teach those who should learn, kill them with kindness if you have to but in the end ….conquer and make history… I hope someday I will fulfill her legacy 🙂

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