Erinn O’Donnell is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, RSO (Range Safety Officer), Certified Glock Armorer and a facilitator for A Girl and a Gun Women's Shooting League. Erinn was exposed to gun safety at an early age by her father who was an avid hunter, outdoorsman and a certified rifle, pistol and shotgun firearms instructor. Erinn shoots IDPA competition (International Defensive Pistol Association) , USPSA (United States Practical Shooters Assoc) and 3 Gun. In addition to shooting paper, Erinn shoots people professionally with a camera for another business she founded called A Fresh Focus Photography. Upon finding a lack of products designed for women, Erinn also started her own brand of women's apparel and accessories for women who like the shooting sport. Erinn feels she is one of the lucky ones who has turned her passions into a way of life!
Erinn continues to seek training each year.
2017 include: Massad Ayoob Mag 40 graduate, Cajun Arms Defensive Carry 4, Hex Tactical Vehicle Engagement 11, Jeff Gonzalez Curriculum Development
2018 Rockwell Tactical Rifle, Defoor Performance Shooting 2 Day Carbine
Leslie Watchilla Certified Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer (RSO) Teaching comes natural for Leslie as she is also a full time Kindergarten teacher. Leslie became hooked on shooting at her first Girlz N Guns class and is now getting her feet wet in the shooting sports competition world.
Jenn Gauthier (Girl) is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer (RSO). Jenn had little exposure, and a great fear of guns growing up. Her husband, who is an avid outdoorsman and hunter, encouraged her to take a basic safety course to get over here fears. She took the NRA Basic Pistol course 4 years ago and quickly overcame her fears. Jenn's gun collection now rivals her husband's and somehow continues to grow :-)
Lindsey Houser is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer (RSO) with a passion for all things shooting. When her children are not keeping her busy she enjoys hunting with her husband and spending time at the gym keeping fit.
Melissa Murphy has been shooting competitively since 2001. She has taken several shooting classes (self-defense and competition) from professional instructors, former law enforcement and pro shooters. She has been assisting her husband teach IDPA-related classes since 2002. IDPA is the International Defensive Pistol Association – one of several shooting sports that she participates in. She also participates in USPSA (United States Practical Pistol Association), GSSF (Glock Sport Shooting Foundation) and Steel League. Ted and Melissa run IDPA and USPSA competitions in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Kate Blizzard is an avid USPA, Steel and 3 Gun competition shooter and car enthusiast. She can often be found reloading her own ammunition.
Carmella Barba is our lovely Class Coordinator.
Holly Allen is an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
We believe continuing education is important, therefore, all our instructors seek out professional training classes regularly.
See what our students have to say!
"I've taken a few gun safety and intro classes but Erinn's is by far the best for women. I cannot wait to do more classes! After taking Introduction 1 and How to Buy a Gun classes I feel so much more comfortable in walking into a gun store by myself and purchasing."
"I had never held a gun before but was on my bucket list. The intro class was great and despite my initial anxiety it was awesome and I want to go again for the second class. I may never own a gun but enjoyed learning safety and target shooting. Thanks to all the girls."
"So basically my husband is an awesome husband and dad but he is an awful teacher:-) He is into shooting and loading and I wanted to share his interest but after 1 trip to the shooting range I felt like I was shooting but really I had no idea what was happening with the gun or how to load it under pressure. I wanted to take your course because I DO WANT to know how to use the gun when he is traveling...if I would need to.
After your course I can say without reservations...I truly understand how to load it, how to hold it, were to point it, how to check it, how to stand and how to aim. Your course made me feel confident and that's huge when it comes to a weapon that can potentially change many lives in a second.
You were clear in your directions and I really liked the classroom time and demonstrations before the actual shooting. The other woman were great too!
I look forward to taking part two".