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Girls With Guns: 4 Great Adult Female Competition Shooters You've Never Heard Of

By    |   Monday, 09 Mar 2015 01:04 AM

Female competitive shooters may start out as girls with guns, but can develop into women with willpower on the range. These four determined gun handlers have worked their way up the ranks in the shooting sports world.

Michelle Viscusi discovered she was a natural shooter after joining the Army National Guard at age 19. Her stint in the military led to a spot on the History Channel’s TV series “Top Shot” that showed her competing with other more experienced shooters. That’s when she realized she wanted to concentrate more on her talents and skills. She began competitive shooting at age 21.

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She’s now a member of Team Glock, which competes against other shooting professionals with a variety of Glock pistols. “There are so few opportunities for female shooters to step into the spotlight of competitive shooting,” she stated on the Team Glock website. “A window of opportunity has opened quickly in my life and I plan to make the biggest impression I can to motivate and inspire future competitors.”

Competitive trap shooter Ashley Stumbo of Shelby, Ohio, made a name for herself at age 19 by ranking 12th in the nation in the National All-American Team standings in 2014. She had only been competitive shooting for two years.

Ashley’s father, gunsmith Rod Stumbo, had asked the young girl one day if she wanted to go shooting with him at a local gun club and she got hooked. Later she competed in trap shooting competitions, winning tournament championships.

“It’s my life,” she told the News-Messenger. “There’s nothing I’d rather be doing.”

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Julie Golob has been competitive shooting for more than 20 years, including her time on the Army Marksmanship Team and as team captain for the Smith & Wesson Champions.

“I compete in a number of shooting sports with a variety of Smith & Wesson firearms,” she told The Daily Caller. She has used pistols, rifles and shotguns in three-gun and other specialty matches for competitions with the U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) and the International Defense Pistol Association (IDPA).

When not shooting in as many matches as she can, she enjoys her family life in rural Montana.

Kay Miculek competes in action shooting and multi-gun events with handguns, rifles and shotguns. “I’m never off the range!” she pointed out. She and husband Jerry run the Shootout Range in Princeton, Louisiana. Their home is located on range property.

Even when traveling on vacation, she’s involved in competitive shooting sports or hunting endeavors. She enjoys reading once in a while, but most of the time she’s surrounded by guys and girls with guns.

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Miculek instructs new and experienced shooters at her range and also acts as a senior instructor for Smith & Wesson’s Babes with Bullets Ladies Action Shooting Camps.

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