Erinn O’Donnell is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, RSO (Range Safety Officer) 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) and USPSA (United States Practical Shooters Assoc). 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!
Danby Craun Paterson comes from the corporate world, now an entrepreneur, NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and RSO (Range Safety Officer) . Having grown up on a farm, guns were always a part of her life, serving as a way to protect their home, put food on the table and bring mercy to ailing cattle, horses and sheep. Danby loves everything about guns and is a Second Amendment advocate.
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 :-)
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.
Carmella Barba is our 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.
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"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".