Packing Pretty and Girls Guide to Guns team for women’s weekend of firearms training and fun

Natalie Foster, of Girls Guide to Guns, is headed from L.A. to Oregon to co-host a weekend of firearms training for women, along with Gracie McKee, of Packing Pretty. Check out their weekend’s schedule, and who knows, maybe it’s not to late to join in?

Natalie Foster glock necklace

Natalie also creates firearms-inspired jewelry in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Natalie Foster

Visit Girls Guide to Guns to learn more about the weekend, which begins Sat., Nov. 17, with an NRA Basic Pistol Course and concludes with Ladies’ Range Day. Visit Girls Guide to Guns and Packing Pretty.

Gracie of Packing Pretty

Gracie McKee. Photo courtesy of Julie Golob

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The Conversation

  • charleen schulz says: November 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I want to purchase a gun and learn how to use it properly. Is there someone I can contact in my area to get help in buying the right gun for me and with the training. I am in the south seattle area

    • Barbara Baird says: November 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      I have contacted some of our friends in the industry who live in that area. You should be hearing from them soon. Good luck!

    • 30calgal says: November 23, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      Hi CHarleen,
      I am a little biased since I work at West Coast Armory in Bellevue but we really do offer great beginner classes. For $75 there is a 3 hour class offered three nights a week. And starting Dec. 17th we have a women only class. They fill up quickly so call soon to reserve. The class provides a variety of handguns to try and then you get a free membership to the range with class and can come back and rent others to try. Monday is ladies day and visit is free. Need to have another person with you to rent. (Suicide prevention rule)
      Thanks and have fun!