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America’s First Freedom – I am an #NRAMom


I am a veteran. I have many shooting titles. I travel all over the US and the world. I am an author. I teach and speak at events. I am on TV sharing my passion for firearms and shooting sports. These are all things I am proud of, but most importantly I am a wife, daughter and mother. Hitting the range as […]

My NRA New Energy Profile #NRAWomen #NRAMom


With the number of female shooters and hunters constantly on the rise, there’s a “new energy” among this group. These women are united by Second Amendment ideals and the desire to share a passion for shooting and the role firearms play in everyday lives. Recognizing how these influential women inspire others, the NRA features profiles on NRAWomen.TV called New Energy. […]

Take a MOMent Mother’s Day Responsible Gun Owner Reach Out


I truly believe that, no matter if you are pro-gun or anti-gun, everyone should know and understand the basic rules of firearm safety. It is equally important for parents to have the discussion about guns and what to do if your child finds one. Both NSSF’s Project ChildSafe and the NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program are excellent. […]

Catching Up: #SWIN, #AmazingAmerica & I’m Moving!

Shooting a Pro Tip from "Mike's Blind" at the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

It has been a crazy couple of months! In February I invited Katie Pavlich of to compete in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championships in Springfield, MA. For those of you who don’t know Katie, you may have seen her as a frequent contributor on Fox News. She is also the best selling author […]

Blast from the Past – Cleared for #USPSA #SafetyFirst #tbt


Throwback Thursday: My Start in USPSA This was such a milestone for me! For years I volunteered with my dad at the local clubs in upstate New York. From picking up brass and pasting targets to eventually becoming a certified range officer, I fell in love with the sport. On March 16, 1991 I completed […]

Looking Back – 10 Favorite Moments of 2013

Photo highlights from 2013

What a year! First off, to everyone who follows my shooting and this blog, I so appreciate your support! Even with taking a year off from the competition circuit to welcome a new little one to my family, I feel like I have been able to stay connected to the shooting world and it just […]

Munchkin’s letter to Santa

Munchkin at Christmas

This photo is from a few years ago and it’s one of my all time favorites. What a blessing it is to witness the magic of Christmas through the eyes of children! I just love reliving the excitement of my childhood through my little ones. Dear Santa, How are you doing? I love you. Can I please have […]

Never Forget – Pearl Harbor and the American Spirit

The Greatest Generation

When I think of today, I think back on the most defining moment in our nation’s history that I have personally witnessed, September 11, 2001. I wonder what it must have been like for my grandparents on this day 72 years ago. I remember vividly where I was when the Twin Towers fell. My grandparents […]


Happy Thanksgiving

I am thankful for… Family It’s one word that means so much. Between my parents and siblings, extended family and now the family I have of my own, I am one lucky woman. Being a daughter and sister has been pretty easy thanks to my mom and dad (love you guys). Being a mother? Now […]

Snapshot: Champion Shooter in the Making? #fasthands

Snapshot: #fasthands #feedtheyeti #babygirl #babylife

OK. So, I might be a “little” biased, but take a look at these fast hands! If my little yeti is that quick with a spoon, think of how blazing she could be on the draw, the lightning speed of her mag changes, the blur-wind (my word) of her stuffing shells into the Benelli… Hmm. […]

Snapshot: Protected by Smith & Wesson

Snapshot: Protected by Smith & Wesson

“A photograph taken today is a lifetime of yesterdays preserved for all the tomorrows.” – author unknown

Blast from the Past #TBT – A Big Old Pile of Leaves

Fall leaves!

There’s really nothing quite like autumn in the northeast. From the brilliant crimsons, bright golds and flaming oranges (my fav) of leaves at their peak to the crisp smell after they have fallen, it’s one of things I miss most from living in New York. I remember hours of fun as a kid, raking them up, making […]

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