Barbara Baird the owner and publisher of Women’s Outdoor News (WON) which features news, reviews and stories about women who are shooting, hunting, fishing and actively engaging in outdoor adventure.
With a band of columnists and reviewers, photographers and female correspondents, The WON engages its readers through a blog format.
Carrie Lightfoot is the founder and owner of The Well Armed Woman, LLC, and founder and Chairwoman of the Board of TWAW Shooting Chapters Inc. a 501(c)3 Non profit organization with 230 chapters in 50 states. Named in Newsmax as one of 2015’s 100 Most Influential Pro-Gun Rights Advocates.
The Well-Armed Woman is the largest and most trusted women’s resource in the USA, committed to bringing innovative products, training and information to women gun owners everywhere.
Carrie is a published author with articles in leading industry magazines and of her book “The Well Armed Woman’s Concise Guide To Concealed Carry”. She is a popular national speaker and frequent guest in national media including TIME Magazine, NBC Nightly News, USA Today, FOX News and NRA News.
“Friends, Fun and Firepower” is what happens when you get great friends together on a gorgeous spring day in the Arizona Southwest.
Cheryl Todd of AZFirearms and Gun Freedom Radio, along with her husband Dan, made this day happen with their incredible variety of new and historic firearms!
In this video you will see a Glock 18 Full-Auto, a Solothurn 20mm, a Valmet, 7.62x39mm Full-Auto, a WWII Era British 303 Bren Gun, an M60 in .308, a WWII Era German MG42 8mm, and even a WWII 105mm Howitzer Cannon, which was used in the 2016 movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!
Among Cheryl’s friends who enjoyed a safe and fun day of shooting together were Barbara Baird from the Women’s Outdoor Network, Carrie Lightfoot from The Well Armed Woman, Mike Abramovich from Certified Instruction & Training, LLC, Wes Denham, Powerhouse Grafix, Cassie Todd from Pot of Gold Estate Auctions, and Zev Nadler of BestDronage.com!
Barbara Baird from the Women’s Outdoor News is a national advocate for the Second Amendment, Hunting, Personal Protection and so much more as it relates to the Outdoors.
Carrie Lightfoot of The Well Armed Woman has Chapters in all 50 States and boasts a membership of over 8,000 women who, are being empowered with training, gear, and more.
Wes Denham of Powerhouse Grafix is the graphic and web designer trusted by these national brands and others to keep their websites and web stores ahead of the ever-changing digital world.
Mike Abramovich of Certified Instruction & Training, LLC is the trainer-to-the-trainers for all TWAW Chapters in the AZ Southwest and all across the nation.
The Firearms Concierge, known for their firearms related tours in the Sonoran Desert, provided some range safety.
BestDronage at www.bestdronage.com provided the aerial and ground videography. Their drones are amazing and deliver awesome 4K video that allow for unique firearms related perspectives!”
Zev Nadler – owner operator of BestDronage Aerial and Ground Videography.
Zev Nadler was a Senior Manager with a large IT consulting firm before he semi-retired to Scottsdale in 1999. A year later he started an IT Consulting firm in Scottsdale that he sold in 2006.
Deciding that retirement didn’t suit him, he started Desert Wolf Tours as a means to be outdoors and behind off-road vehicles and firearms. Seeking a cutting-edge way to introduce people to an outdoor experience, Zev introduced Sonoran Desert Tours while Self-Piloting in a convoy.
Also, as The Firearms Concierge, Zev raised the bar from the other tour operators’ .22 wheel guns pointed at cans, by bringing AR15s and Glock 17s to over 9,000 tourists since 2007.
Zev has since identified a niche in the drone, or aerial videography production of firearms related events and is busy providing those services right here in Arizona with an eye to the other 49…but he says with a knowing wink, “excluding NY, and NJ :)”, where the peoples’ rights to keep and bear arms have been eroded with rights-restricting laws.
Deb DeSpain – Mom, Registered Nurse, 3-Gun Competitor, NRA Certified Instructor, Gun Girl Gladiator, and part of the 2016 DC Project.
Says Deb: “I have two wonderful adult children. I really can’t remember a time that I didn’t know how to shoot a pistol. I am a NRA instructor for pistol, rifle, shotgun, along with personal protection inside and outside the home. Long before my certifications I had to protect myself when I woke up with a man standing at the end of my bed with the rope planning to rape and kill me. My 38 snubnose revolver saved my life which had been a gift from our local sheriff. I am an amateur three gun shooter and participated in the Bianchi Cup 2016. The Bianchi Cup was very humbling because I’m shooting among the best of the best where 10 countries are represented!”
Robyn Sandoval – Manager of A Girl And A Gun (AG&AG), came into the Firearms Industry by an unusual path. Robyn is a converted anti-gunner, who nervously attended Julianna Crowder’s third Girl’s Night Out in March 2011. Six months later, she joined the AG & AG leadership team and built the infrastructure and operating procedures from the ground up to enable the organization’s rapid growth (650% in 26 months). Robyn recently shared her journey and her story resonated so deeply in those who read it, on both sides of the Gun Debate, that her blog article went viral on social media — being viewed more than 200,000 times in only 3 days.
Robyn Sandoval is an unlikely gun owner. She was raised in a large city, and always assumed that first responders were only a phone call away and local grocery stores would have needed supplies on hand. After 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, she began to casually store items in case of an economic or environmental disaster in her community. One day her husband asked, “If something bad happens and we have to shelter in place, how are we going to stop someone from breaking in and taking our stuff?”
For many years Robyn struggled with the decision to bring a firearm into the home with three children. In 2010, she finally conceded to the purchase of one gun to be used only in an emergency situation. She wanted to learn how to use her new gun, so she nervously attended AG&AG’s Girl’s Night Out.
Robyn participated as a Member before joining the Board of Directors as the Technology Director just 6 months later. She was instrumental growing the organization, improving member communication, and developing a chapter onboarding program. As the Executive Director, Robyn manages the day-to-day operations of the organization. Her passion stems from her belief in the organization’s mission to bring more “everyday” women to the range. Robyn is a Certified NRA Instructor for Pistol Shooting, Home Firearm Safety, and Personal Protection in the Home. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude from St. Edward’s University.
Scott Lavin – Wildlife Recreation Branch Chief, AZ Game and Fish Department
As Wildlife Recreation Branch Chief at the AZGFD Scott develops outdoor recruitment and retention activities in Arizona that support but are not limited to hunting, fishing, shooting sports, archery and wildlife viewing.
He Chairs the Steering Committee for the Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup. On the national level, he serves on the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies committee for Hunter, Angler, Shooting Sports and Wildlife Participation. He also applies his 25 years of leadership to support the Outdoor Industry Business Summit on both state and national levels.
Before joining the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Scott was an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army National Guard in addition to leading award-winning regional teams for The Home Depot and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Scott also has become part of Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day! Shot Heard Round the World Day is a light-hearted annual event held at participating ranges that provides recreational shooters a safe opportunity to celebrate the birth of a nation. At 7:30 am on April 19th, 1775, the first shot of the American Revolution was fired at Lexington Massachusetts. This annual event provides enthusiasts and patriots a safe and structured opportunity to gather socially and commemorate the first shot fired of the American Revolution.
**On the 1.14.17 show, Scott talked to us about the topic of the BLM Releasing Draft Target Shooting Plan for Sonoran Desert National Monument: The plan with its five alternatives can be found at http://1.usa.gov/1ZPyFSA. The public has until March 15th to submit comments via email to email@example.com or faxed to 623-580-5580.**
Theme: Firearms Are Serious Fun
Hour #1 Guests:
– Zev Nadler – owner operator of BestDronage: Aerial and Ground Videography.
– Barbara Baird – owner and publisher of Women’s Outdoor News (WON) which features news, reviews and stories about women who are shooting, hunting, fishing and actively engaging in outdoor adventure.
– Carrie Lightfoot – founder and owner of The Well-Armed Woman, the largest and most trusted women’s resource in the USA, committed to bringing innovative products, training and information to women gun owners everywhere.
Hour #2 Guests:
– Robyn Sandoval –a converted anti-gunner, and now Manager of Julianna Crowder’s A Girl And A Gun Women’s Shooting League
– Deb DeSpain – nurse and a mom and a firearms owner / Bianchi Cup competitor
– Scott Lavin – Wildlife Recreation Branch Chief, AZ Game and Fish Department
Responsibly Armed Citizen Report
Dan’s Tip Of The Week
Original Air Date: 5.28.16