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Photo Gallery: A Look at the Brownells’ Ladies Multigun Fall Fest

The message came early in October 2015. Out of the blue, Julianna Crowder, founder of A Girl & A Gun women’s shooting league, contacted me to see if I would be available October 27 to 30, 2016. She said, “I have a cool event coming together and would love to have you there.”  My competition season usually ends before that time, so I quickly replied with, “Yes!” I’ll admit, the excitement immediately began. What did Julianna think I could do that she invited me a year in advance? What could I offer to this new multigun event for the all ladies shooting group, A Girl & A Gun?

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So now, a little more than a year later, with the excitement of this past weekend’s events still fresh in my mind, I share with you a pictorial of the Brownell’s Ladies Multigun Fall Fest sponsored by Red Stitch Tactical

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The event was held in Park at Rockcastle Shooting Center known to many simply as “The Rock.”

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As the lead squad mom, I decided to shoot early with the range officers so I could assist all my ladies during the match. This is squad 7/8. While I organized the shooters, Tennille Chidester, my co-squad mom, coached them on.

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Although pink may not be everyone’s favorite color, there were abundant splashes of it on every stage.

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On Friday evening, I taught this lovely group of ladies how to roll sushi maki while others took a class on making very artistic and unique journals.

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When a shooter’s rifle went down, Becky Yackley came to the rescue with her cleaning tools and oil.

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Meet Henry, one of my roommates for the weekend. Yes, unlike most matches, many 4-legged friends hung around the range.

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It’s not always easy for a mom to get away for a few days. Happily, the children that tagged along for the weekend spent time crafting, playing games and having fun.

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Proud members of A Girl & A Gun showed their love of the group with their chamber flags and other paraphernalia.

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Yes, the awards party took place on Halloween weekend and many arrived dressed in costumes.

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Oh, the 3-Gun Things! This group of ladies’ unique costumes represents the pistol, rifle and shotgun.

In case you didn’t notice, I shared no photos of ladies actually competing in the match. You see, The Brownell’s Ladies Multigun Fall Fest was so much more than that. As it states on the A Girl & A Gun event page,

This is your chance to gather with an exceptional group of women who all have a passion for the shooting sports! This is not just about winning prizes, although that is an awesome bonus … this is about strengthening our sisterhood, getting motivated as athletes and continuing to build a strong female presence in the world of competitive shooting sports.

Yes, Julianna and her executive director, Robyn Sandoval, accomplished what they set out to do. They put on a fantastic match with many added touches. If this sounds like fun to you, I have an announcement to make. Mark your calendar for October 6- and 7, 2017, and join me at The Rock for the next one.

Brownell’s Ladies Multigun Fall Fest

 

  • About Michelle Cerino

    Michelle Cerino, aka Princess Gunslinger, entered the firearms industry in 2011 when Cerino Training Group was established. She immediately began competing in both 3-Gun and NRA Action Pistol, becoming a sponsored shooter. Michelle is currently a columnist and Managing Editor of Women’s Outdoor News, as well as Pro-Staff for CZ-USA Field Sports. She also manages social media for CZ-USA Field Sports, Vera Koo and GTM Original. Michelle encourages others to step out of the comforts of home and explore.

     

The Conversation

7 Comments
  • Sharon Sanville says: November 9, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    You have definitely raised the bar….so many women will continue their journey because of you, other squad moms, and this amazing event

  • becky yackley says: November 9, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Great piece Michelle! The costume photos you captured really give a good feel for what the atmosphere was like Saturday night.

  • Korey Cocking says: November 9, 2016 at 8:57 am

    You are the best, Michelle!! Thank you for all your help and encouragement to this first-time competitor! You really helped to make this event amazing and fueled my desire to return!

  • Korey says: November 9, 2016 at 8:53 am

    You are the best, Michelle!! Thank you for all your help and encouragement to this first-time competitor! You really helped to make this event amazing and fueled my desire to return!

    • Michelle Cerino says: November 9, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Thank you Korey for taking the time to comment. I had such a great time with everyone. My goal for the past few years has been to inspire other women to try something new, to step outside their comfort zone. After this match I feel I am reaching my goal.

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