Smyrna, GA (April 26, 2011) – The GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) has announced that it will hold the Palmetto GLOCK Girl Shootout, the second-ever ladies only match on April 28-29, at B.E.L.T. Training, in Reevesville, S.C. GSSF is an organization of GLOCK, Inc. that stages indoor and outdoor competitions for GLOCK owners throughout the United States.
Open to all GSSF ladies, the Palmetto GLOCK Girl Shootout is the vision of Lisa Marie Judy, an NRA certified instructor, S.C. Law Enforcement Division CWP Instructor and owner of B.E.L.T. Training, LLC. Judy’s goal is to offer female shooters the chance to compete against their lady peers in an otherwise male dominant field.
“It’s my experience that husbands and fathers make awful instructors,” said Judy. “It has become my life’s passion to teach women of all ages, no matter what their shooting experience, how to shoot firearms. I truly believe that when women are instilled with confidence, they are able to more than hold their own when shooting competitively against the men.”
Working with GLOCK and GSSF, Judy organized the match with one goal in mind – “Just because I am a girl, it doesn’t mean I can’t dominate with my GLOCK!”
As with all GSSF matches, the Palmetto GLOCK Girl Shootout is family oriented and hosts competitors ranging from beginner to expert. There will be a variety of divisions for competitors to enter. Each division with a minimum of ten participants will award a GLOCK pistol to the highest performer. Last year, the first-ever ladies only match was held at the same location May 28-29.
A GLOCK pistol will also be given as a special performance award to the Match Meister, the lady with the single best performance score among all the stock divisions in the match. Special recognitions with cash prizes for the highest score in the categories of High Senior, High Super Senior, High Junior and High Challenged will also be awarded.
“As a young woman shooter, I encourage all girls to try the sport,” said Tori Nonaka, Team GLOCK Shooting Squad Member. “I think that this ladies only event is one of the best opportunities to get to know other women shooters and to show off your skills!”
All that is needed to compete is a membership in GSSF and $25 for each division. To join, simply log onto www.GSSFonline.com and complete the application or sign up at the event. All competitors are required to shoot with a GLOCK pistol, and representatives will have stock GLOCK pistols for use if competitors do not bring their own.
There are many benefits of GSSF membership, including an opportunity to attend a GLOCK Armorer course. GSSF is affiliated with the United States Civilian Marksmanship Program, whose benefits are also made available to GSSF members.
To register for the match, or for more information, contact Lisa Marie Judy at 843.729.3917 or visit www.belttraining.com.
GSSF is in its 21st year, and continues to welcome shooters ranging from young and old, law enforcement officers, members of the US Armed Forces and even first time shooters. More than 94,000 members have attended events during the past 20 years, including world champions who started their careers at GSSF matches and continue to return to compete, and introduce their families to the sport of competitive shooting.
About GLOCK, Inc.
GLOCK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK’s superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with 65% of agencies nationwide choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation’s law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit www.teamglock.com.
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