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The Women’s Gun Show Episode #43: Designing Women Series – Meet Emily Houston Monroe, Ruger Engineer

Barbara Baird and Carrie Lightfoot continue with their “Designing Women” series. Barbara talks to Emily Houston Monroe, a processing engineer with Sturm, Ruger & Co. The woman also discuss trending news—including a bit about Elvis’s revolver – cool products and must-attend events. Sponsored by Ruger.

Topic: Designing Women, Emily Houston Monroe

Emily Houston Monroe
It started as sibling rivalry and grew into a lifelong passion. Target shooting is at the core of Emily Houston Monroe’s past, present, and future. A decorated junior and collegiate rifle shooter, Emily now works as an engineer at a leading firearms manufacturer – aka Sturm, Ruger & Company – where she can bring her passion for firearms to a new level. In her blog, The “How-To” Gun Girl, at Women’s Outdoor News, she shares her experiences in various shooting sports. From targets to turkeys. From smallbore rifle up to .338 Lapua Magnum. From 10 meters to 1600 yards. Find out more about Emily in this revealing interview.




Emily Houston Monroe Ruger Precision rifle

If you’d like to read Emily’s column at The WON, check it out here.

Visit The How-To Gun Girl at her blog.


Survival Survival Story

Wyatt Earp on accuracy

Carrie finds a news report that a suspect died after exchanging gunfire on an attempted burglary in north St. Louis; http://www.kmov.com/story/34713287/2-shot-1-dead-in-st-louis-shooting

Firearms news you can use

Barb discusses the mass layoffs at Remington’s New York plant: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-14/crashing-gun-sales-post-obama-era-causes-mass-layoffs-remington-manufacturing-facili

Remington firearms museum

Here is Outdoor Life’s editor, Andrew McKean, at the Remington Firearms Museum. (Barbara Baird photo)

Barb mentions the Remington Firearms Museum, and what a great historical site it is for those who are interested in the history of guns in this country. Located in Ilion, NY:http://www.oneidacountytourism.com/do/attractions/museums/place/349/remington-firearms-factory-and-museum

Elvis revolver


Carrie says Elvis Presley’s revolver reeled in $175K at auction: http://www.guns.com/2017/03/08/elvis-presleys-revolver-reels-in-175k-at-auction-video/



Cool products

Barb has been carrying this Gun Toten Mamas orange Town Tote for 18 months and loves it: https://guntotenmamas.com/products/gtm-51-town-tote-orange

mag charger battenfieldCarrie thinks this Mag Charger® Universal Pistol Loader would be a great addition to any range bag:  http://www.btibrands.com/product/mag-charger-universal-pistol-loader/

TWAW Product of the Week

 Carrie Lightfoot leather holster

TWAW Product of the Week – Build Your Own On The Waistband Leather Holster – Annie Rose with Cutouts  – http://thewellarmedwoman.com/holsters/build-your-own-annie-rose-cutouts

Calendar: What’s up? 


Barb points out that Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) will hold a Beyond BOW Big Game Rifle Class in Anchorage, Alaska. She urges women to check on regional BOW events: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static-sf/bow/PDFs/Hunting%20Rifle%20Clinic%202017.pdf

 sheepdog phx working

Carrie loves these Sheepdog Seminars, and notes that two will be coming to the Tucson and Phoenix areas: http://www.sheepdogsafetytraining.com/what-to-expect-at-a-seminar

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  • About Barbara Baird

    Publisher/Editor Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in hunting, shooting and outdoor markets. Her bylines are found at several top hunting and shooting publications. She also is a travel writer, and you can follow her at https://www.ozarkian.com.