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The Give-A-Way-Update With New Donations

A Girl and Her Gun: The Give-A-Way-Update With New Donations

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Give-A-Way-Update With New Donations

A month ago I was contacted by woman from White Dog Holsters and she asked if she could donate a holster to me for a future Give-A-Way.  I had, of course, heard of her company and knew their reputation to be excellent, so I said, yes, yes, yes and thank you!!!  I have had the pleasure of getting to know her on a more personal level and I just love her.  She is an amazing lady.



About 2 days after I got the email from White Dog Holsters I received an email from a very nice man, Cambert Allan Carter,  asking if he could donate money to me that I would then use to help a woman or two get some training.  We have also chatted back and forth several times and to say I have a fondness for this man would be a HUGE understatement. 

He sent me xx amount of dollars and said that I could do whatever I wanted with it, but he hoped that I would use some of it for my own training.  My first inclination was to say no because I am not very gracious at receiving, but it is something that I am trying to get better at, so I told him I was honored and that I would accept his gift, but upon further reflection I have decided to use his full amount plus some of my own money towards helping other women get training and here is why.

I am extremely fortunate to have access to the kind of training I get.  I have attended more trainings in one year than some people attend in 5 years.  I have one on one training from 2 of the best trainers in the country.  I can ask questions of them anytime, I can get advice(sometimes even when I don't like it or want it), I work with one or both of them on an almost weekly basis.  I have been to 5 training courses this year and I have only paid for 2. Daily, I get emails from people telling me how cost prohibitive training is for them.  How they wish they could afford the kind of training I do and how they wish they could find the quality of instruction I have. Training is expensive and while I believe it is worth every penny, I understand the realities of life and budgeting, heck, I can't even afford the kind of training I get. Therefore, I can not in good conscience take money from someone who needs it and plus I really do think it's better to give than receive.

Here it goes...

The Gift 
First Place-
-$200 toward defensive firearms training
-An OWB Holster from White Dog Holsters
-100 rounds of ammo in .380, 9mm, 40 cal or 45 ACP
-The Cornered Cat: A Woman's Guide To Concealed Carry
-$25 Gift Certificate To MidwayUSA donated by Keads
-Glow Shot Reactive Target Multi-Color Targets donated by Mazie(Previous Give a Way Winner)
-Do-All "The Dancing Ball" Target donated by Mazie(Previous Give-A-Way Winner)
-For the beginner in shotgun or the more advanced shooter, we have the right challenge. I would give away a 4 hr. shotgun class, a $550.00 value. The ability and interest of the winner would determine what we cover. We then will set up a class for them, tailored to suit their specific needs. Donated by Sopris Shooters(this is a separate gift and NOT part of the $200 to be spent on a defensive shooting course)
-Signed(personally to the winner) and numbered copy of Above Reproach donated by J.D. Kinman

Second Place-
-$200 toward defensive firearms training
-100 rounds of ammo in .380, 9mm, 40 cal or 45 ACP
-The Cornered Cat: A Woman's Guide To Concealed Carry
-$25 Gift Certificate To MidwayUSA donated by Keads
-Signed(personally to the winner) and numbered copy of Above Reproach donated by J.D. Kinman
-Glow Shot Reactive Target Multi-Color Targets donated by Maize(Previous Contest Winner)

*If one or both of the winners live in or near Virginia: A shopping trip(for expert advice on firearms or gear) to a local gun shop OR one hour of private instruction donated by Lynne.


 RULES
-This is for women only, ages 21 or older
-Must be used for a defensive firearm training course to include some range time
-Course must be held in The United States of America by a reputable instructor/course(determined by me)
-Entries must be received by Tuesday July 3, 2012 (Drawing to held on Wednesday July 4rd, 2012)
-Must be signed up for an approved course by December 1st, 2012 or forfeit prize.
HOW TO ENTER
All entries must send an email to agirlandhergun@gmail.com You MUST include your full name and email address.  Entries missing information will not be entered. All personal information will be kept private and confidential.  Each entry will receive a number and that number is all that will appear on the blog when the winner is announced.

**If you have entered a previous Give-A-Way, you may enter again. If you have won one, you may not:)

**This Give-A-Way is open to all levels of training not just a basic course.

19 Comments:

At June 12, 2012 at 12:42 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

I really want the Sopris Shooters gift...lol. Of course, all of them are amazing!!

 
At June 12, 2012 at 1:17 PM , Blogger Beth of Red Barn Farm said...

I would so enter this as a new shooter. Just got my FOID card not but a month ago, but I live in the only state in the union that doesn't have any type of CC. Not sure if this would apply to me. Amazing packages though!

 
At June 12, 2012 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Ken O said...

God Bless you. I have little formal training, but a lifetime of shooting under my belt, quite literally. I have had the pleasure of teaching the basics to a number of women and introducing several new shooters to hunting. My current projects are my wife and step-daughter. In my wife's words, defending recipt of her first handgun as acwedding present to MIL: "Nothing says 'I love you' like 'I want you to be safe, sound and unviolated when I come home". You are helping other women be safe; keep up the good work.

 
At June 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Sandy said...

Fabulous Giveaway, Women need to get involved and learn how to protect themselves and their family members.

 
At June 12, 2012 at 1:59 PM , Blogger Sport Pilot said...

White Dog Holster's and other contributors have really stepped up on this. Your doing a pretty good job yourself as well.

 
At June 12, 2012 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Veronica said...

I'm already entered! Can't wait. I just got my CCW in my communist state of California and I'm really itching to attend a firearms training course and get involved with IDPA.

 
At June 12, 2012 at 2:57 PM , Blogger lotta joy said...

Oh....if only. Knowing that entering any contest is just another way to lose, I'm going to start looking for a White Dog holster to buy for myself. I HATE my plastic Barbie holster.

 
At June 12, 2012 at 4:47 PM , Blogger RabidAlien said...

Awesomenicity!!! Good luck to all...but, gotta say, I'm leaning towards Mrs.Alien winning. I may be a bit biased in that direction, though....

 
At June 13, 2012 at 1:09 AM , Blogger tyler north said...

Bummer, if only guys could enter the contest too, sounds like a great opportunity to shoot and win! I love reading your blog, I've got one of my own:

http://americansfor2ndamendment.blogspot.com/

 
At June 13, 2012 at 3:19 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

I know. Wish I could give everyone training, but I will go check out your blog. Thanks for stopping by!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 3:19 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Lol, I think it's ok to root for your wife:)

 
At June 13, 2012 at 3:21 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Ha, that is one way to avoid disappointment. Love the White Dog holsters...they do good work!!,

 
At June 13, 2012 at 3:22 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Exciting for you!! Good luck!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 3:22 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

It's fun! Thanks!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 3:23 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

I agree!! Thanks.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 3:28 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Would you mind sending me an email agirlandhergun@gmail.com so I can give you a number?

The training is for you to learn skills with a firearm for the purpose of self defense, one is not required to conceal/open carry to participate.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 3:29 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Very kind words...wow, thank you!

I know so many people like you, who have helped others experience shooting for the first time or help learn more, so nice of you!!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 9:21 AM , Blogger DFW said...

Just sent my email! Fingers crossed.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 12:28 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Good luck!

 

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