Gabby Franco is an Olympian, firearms instructor, author and NRA commentator who has been shooting competitively for over 18 years. Gabby is the author of the popular shooting manual “TroubleShooting: Mastering your Pistol Marksmanship. As a firearms instructor, Gabby has taught men and women all over the country including law enforcement and military personal. Gabby’s style of teaching combines the fundamentals and the mental aspect of precision shooting with a twist of speed.
Gabby grew up in Venezuela. As a child She was very active and practiced different sports like swimming, gymnastics, running, etc. Until one day her Dad took her to the shooting range when she was only 11 years old. Since day one she knew she wanted to know more about the Shooting Sport.
Gabby became a Olympic Pistol shooter, and she used to train 6 days a week 4-5 hours a day after school.
At the age of 16 after a few years of training Gabby became part of the Venezuelan Olympic Team and won her first International Silver Medal at the Bolivarian Games in Peru (1997). Since then Gabby became one of favorite pistol shooter of the Venezuelan Team competing in 14 different countries in 5 years and earning at least a dozen of International titles. Gabby became Venezuelan National Champion for several years.
Gabby moved to the United States in 2002 shortly after her last match in Brazil (South American Games) where She won 3 Gold medals. In USA Gabby started working in the Firearms Industry becoming more involved in the USPSA and Tactical shooting.
Currently Gabby is FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR and an active competitor in USPSA, and facilitator of Mental Dynamics of Target Shooting.