We first met Josephine Diaz in Episode 6, “Clays & Confidence,” when she convinced her neighbor, Jen Meier, to go shooting for the first time under the guidance of Team Smith & Wesson captain Julie Golob. Josephine herself had not been proficient with firearms until fairly recently, when she began cultivating a shared enthusiasm with her husband for hunting and shotgun sports. In this special edition of Love at First Shot, see what Josephine has been up to at her local range in After the First Shot: “Strength In Numbers.“
When she began frequenting the Hartford Gun Club, Josephine often found herself to be the lone woman. But instead of giving up or continuing to feel like an outsider, she decided the next step was to organize a women’s shooting group. With the help of the club’s leadership, Josephine built a dynamic circle of women who seamlessly combine socializing and shooting—with a lot of fun mixed in as well. Her story is an inspiring example of how one committed individual with a love for firearms can bring others into the fold.