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Smith & Wesson® Now Shipping M&P® Shield(TM) Pistols to California


Non-Microstamped, Compliant and Approved for Sale in California! SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 8, 2014) — Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it has commenced shipping non-microstamped, California-compliant versions of its popular M&P® Shield™ pistols. Approved and added to the California Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale prior to the microstamping requirement, the new M&P Shield […]

Valentines Day Candy Heart Trick Shot [VIDEO]

JulieGTV Valentines Day Trick Shot

Happy Valentines Day! I had a little fun, Impossible Shot style! Watch me take a shot at a candy heart with my Smith & Wesson M&P Shield with Warren Tactical Sights and ASYM 115 gr. 9mm, cleaned and ready to go with RAND CLP.

Inside the Chamber with Smith & Wesson – LIVE at #SHOTShow [VIDEO]


Another fun interview from SHOT Show! This year Smith & Wesson posted live, streaming videos to from the show floor. I had the chance to sit down with Gary Guidice to talk about the team, the M&P line, my latest eBook, hunting and more. Watch the video…

ICYMI – The Shooter’s Mindset [VIDEO]

HUGE thank you to Anthony, Dustin and Kelli of The Shooter’s Mindset for inviting me on the show! I had a wonderful time talking about guns, different shooting sports, training, women specific concerns, concealed carry and more. I wish my internet connection was a bit better, but the sound seems to have come through ok. In […]

10 Fun Facts About Missouri

Missouri is… Known as the Show Me State Where Mark Twain’s had many adventures Proud to call the honey bee the state insect Home to the NRA Bianchi Cup Where Scott Joplin pounded keys Known for extreme weather, especially severe thunderstorms and tornadoes Surrounded by eight states Where the ice cream cone was invented Pronounced […]

2014 SHOT Show Recap [Video]

Conversation with Katie Pavlich -

I really wanted to get this post out sooner, but alas I became one of the many victims of the SHOT Show plague.  If there was a t-shirt that said, “I met Patient Zero at SHOT Show,” I would be wearing it. Now, last year at SHOT Show I was big-bellied and not-so-gracefully waddled to and […]

Shooting an AK-47 for the First Time [Video]


The Inventor Last month Mikhail Kalashnikov passed away at the age of 94. A man who began his life as the son of a peasant farmer, he had a knack for fixing farm equipment that eventually led to a decorated military career and recognition as one of the great arms designers. He is widely known […]

Blast from the Past: Dancing in Moscow #TBT

Putting on a show at the 2011 IPSC Moscow Open.

This Throwback Thursday is from December two years ago at the 2011 IPSC Moscow Open held at the Object Range in Russia. It was quite an event from the awesome stages to an elaborate awards ceremony. The Russians sure know how to put on a great competition and after party. Yes, that’s me on the […]

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 […]

2013 Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt [Videos]

I took my antelope with one shot and was presented with the Annie Oakley Award.

I first heard about the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt many months ago from one of the event’s committee members, an influential, knowledgeable woman of the outdoors, Tammy Sapp.  On behalf of the committee she extended me an invitation to attend as a guest hunter and provide a cooking demonstration. After learning the purpose of the hunt, […]

#TBT Blast from the Past – MTV and the USAMU


I have been doing a bit of spring cleaning when I can. Yes, I know it is no longer spring and summer is almost over, but such is life with a baby at home. I came across a whole pile of old VHS tapes that I have been saving over the years and decided to […]

10 Reasons Why My First USPSA Competition this Year ROCKED

Match Report: 2013 USPSA Northern Rockies Sectional

After a year off from competition I buried the excuses, left the ego at home and took a road trip with the family to the 2013 USPSA Northern Rockies Sectional in Hamilton, MT. I am so glad I did too. For starters… 1.  Montana is gorgeous.  Even with a five-year-old and three-month-old in the back seat, the seven-hour […]

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