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Pro Shooter Julie Golob Closes Out 2014 Shooting Season with Podium Finish


Champion shooter Julie Golob closes out the 2014 competition season with another podium finish. Competing in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun National Championships in Springfield, MA, Golob placed second in the women’s category. The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Back Up Gun Nationals challenges shooters with dynamic courses of fire featuring small, […]

Get Ready for Sarah Palin’s #AmazingAmerica!

Mark Christopher Lawrence & Julie Golob filming for Amazing America

You know you’re doing something right when the phone rings and it’s Pilgrim Studios asking if you might be available to film for upcoming episode of Sarah Palin’s Amazing America on the Sportsman Channel. About Amazing America Amazing America with Sarah Palin is an anthology of stories that explore some of the most original, interesting – and […]

IDPA Indoor Nationals with Pro Tip on Shooting USA


The Shooting USA crew has put together yet another outstanding show from the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. This episode is jam-packed with competition coverage, an interview with the lovely and talented Katie Pavlich and a tip from yours truly. Stages with multiple moving targets and unique starts can be especially challenging for competitors. […]

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 […]

Gun Girl Radio – Gun Girls in the Dark, IDPA Indoor Nationals

GGP 037 - IDPA Indoor Nationals

This week on Gun Girl Radio is a full recap of the 2014 IDPA Indoor Nationals. One of the largest IDPA matches in the country this match has offerings for shooters, press and companies from all across the county. Tune into Gun Girl Radio as hosts Randi Rogers and Julie Golob share information from the […]

Smith & Wesson® Concludes 17th Annual IDPA Indoor National Championships


Team Smith & Wesson Members Miculek, Lentz and Rogers Capture Division Titles Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that after three days of action-filled competition, the 17th Annual International Defensive Pistol (IDPA) Indoor National Championships finished on a high note. Featuring some of the most elaborate stage layouts in IDPA history, this year’s match concluded […]

JulieG Radio 019 – 5 Tips to Help Improve Your IDPA Scores


One of the fastest growing shooting sports, International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) events feature dynamic, defensive scenarios. IDPA is handgun sport that stresses both speed and accuracy and it can be a challenge for competitors to know how to balance these and other skills. With the competition season kicking off with Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor […]

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 […]

JulieG 018 – 2013 IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

JGR 018 - 2013 IDPA BUG Nationals

Episode 18 of JulieG Radio kicks off with a little catch up, hunting stories from the season and my adventures in venison sausage making before jumping into the main topic, the IDPA Back Up Gun (BUG) National Championships. A premiere event hosted by Smith & Wesson, tune in as I share insight on the competition, my […]

Gun Girls at the 2013 IDPA BUG Nationals


Gun Girl Radio hosts Randi Rogers and Julie Golob brought out their conceal carry guns to compete at the inaugural International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Back Up Gun (BUG) National Championships. Tune in this week as Julie and Randi share their experiences at this one of a kind event. Randi and Julie kick off the […]

Smith & Wesson® Concludes IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

Members of Team Smith & Wesson competing at the 2013 IDPA Back Up Gun National Championships. From left to right: Josh Lentz, Julie Golob, Randi Rogers & Jerry Miculek

Inaugural Event Draws Rave Reviews From Competitors and Sponsors Smith & Wesson Corp announced today that with the successful completion of the inaugural International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Back Up Gun (BUG) Nationals, competitors and sponsors have helped set a new precedent for the future of competitions for concealable firearms. Featuring three days of competition, […]

Press Release: Team Smith & Wesson Crowns Three National Champions in IDPA

S&W Trophy Vault - 2013 IDPA Nationals

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (October 10, 2013) — Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that Team Smith & Wesson members accounted for three national championships at the recent 2013 International Defensive Pistol (IDPA) Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Teammates Jerry Miculek, Josh Lentz and Randi Rogers each dominated their respective divisions, outpacing the nearest competitors by a combined […]

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