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A Girl and Her Gun: It's Give-A-Way Time Again

Monday, June 4, 2012

It's Give-A-Way Time Again

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 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 $250 to be spent on a defensive shooting course)

Second Place-
-$200 toward 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

-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.

-This is for women only, ages 21 or older
-Must be used for a 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.
All entries must send an email to 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.


At June 4, 2012 at 7:11 AM , Blogger The Lowry Place said...

So exciting! Good luck to everyone entered.

At June 4, 2012 at 8:00 AM , Anonymous Mrs. Groundhog said...

So exciting!!

At June 4, 2012 at 8:10 AM , Anonymous Mrs. Groundhog said...

Just sent out the information for the contest to 6 ladies across the country that either shoot or want to.

At June 4, 2012 at 8:26 AM , Blogger Lynne F said...

Very cool! If someone wins in Norther Virgina area, I will offer their choice or a shopping trip to a local gun shop or one hour of private instruction on the range.

Keep paying it forward, you are doing amazing work!

At June 4, 2012 at 12:07 PM , Blogger The Lost Goat said...

I need access to training more than I need money. Anyone know of anything good in Louisiana?

At June 4, 2012 at 3:11 PM , Blogger Snarky RN said...


At June 4, 2012 at 3:33 PM , Blogger GunDiva said...

Fabulous! Can I repost?

At June 4, 2012 at 8:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really great,Thanks, Granny D

At June 4, 2012 at 10:54 PM , Blogger Veronica said...

Entered! Crossing my fingers... :-)

At June 5, 2012 at 2:58 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Of course!! Please do.

At June 5, 2012 at 2:58 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Great! I already heard from one!

At June 5, 2012 at 2:59 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Super! Thanks Lynne!

At June 5, 2012 at 5:27 AM , Blogger Keads said...


I'm in for the usual stuff if you want it. 25 dollar gift certificates to MidwayUSA for the winners.

At June 5, 2012 at 9:24 AM , Blogger Pat said...

Sent my email in and keeping my fingers crossed here in the land of enchantment and no women's gun clubs :0(

At June 5, 2012 at 12:55 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Your awesome! I will add your generous gift to the list!

At June 6, 2012 at 2:46 PM , Anonymous Naomi Moss said...

I hope you don't mind, but I put this on my facebook page. I started offering basic handgun courses about a month ago and this is wonderful! I agree that more people should have gun knowledge and training for women is needed. I love your blog and am a frequent reader.

At June 8, 2012 at 4:29 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Of course I don't mind. Share.

At June 11, 2012 at 9:39 PM , Blogger Joseph Kocian said...

A great way to educate. In other countries everyone learns to handle weapons as they serve in the public defenses. This is a Great opportunity....

At June 12, 2012 at 6:21 AM , Blogger Mazie said...

I'd like to donate a pack of Glow Shot Reactive Multi-Color Targets to each winner, and also a Do-All outdoors bouncing target called 'The Dancing Ball'- I'd like to add one of these to the 1st place winner's package. You've all done so much for me, I'd like to do in kind.


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