Kristy Titus to Instruct New Shooters at Shoot Like A Girl- Hunter Christmas

Kristy Titus, NRA Certified Instructor and Cabela’s Ambassador, is assisting new shooters at the Shoot Like a Girl booth (#110) during the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Elk Camp and Hunter Christmas December 3rd-12th at The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Titus will be helping shooters at SLG’ state of the art 52’ trailer where the team of NRA Certified Instructors will provide new shooters with a controlled, safe, and fun environment where they can experience shooting sports within a short amount of time. Women are invited to come and shoot pistol and rifle with the military grade simulation system that utilizes real firearms that replicate 80% of true recoil in addition to drawing back a compound bow.

“Helping women discover or rediscover shooting sports is my goal. In order to ensure a bright future for our hunting heritage or simply for the fun of shooting sports, we must involve women. Women are key in changing the discussions concerning gun control, learning the safe handling and use of firearms is key to protecting our Second Amendment,” said Titus. “With women being the fastest growing segment in the outdoors, I expect the Shoot Like a Girl trailer to be very busy during the Hunter Christmas expo!” 

Titus will be at the Shoot Like a Girl booth (#110) at the following dates and times:

December 7 from 9:00AM-4:00PM

December 9 from 9:00AM-4:00PM 

Shoot Like A Girl has a simple mission: to grow the number of women who participate in shooting sports by empowering them with confidence. Since the company was founded in 2008 it has and continues to achieve that goal, through Test Flights™, seminars and information sharing via social media and http://shootlikeagirl.com 

The founder and president of the company, Karen Butler, realized that although women are the fastest growing demographic in shooting sports, there were still factors that limited their involvement. Primarily, the opportunity for women to try equipment that fits in a safe and controlled environment. Shoot Like A Girl, with the help of their valued corporate sponsors, travels the country with archery equipment in weights and lengths for women to try at their Test Flights™. They go to events where there are a lot of women spectators, but not necessarily a lot of participants, like hunting shows, conservation shows and shooting sports tournaments. 

Elk Camp coincides with the first four days of the National Finals Rodeo. Sponsors include Browning, Buck Knives, Cabela's, Hunter's Specialties, Leupold, Nationwide, New Holland, Nosler, Peak & BlueDEF, Sitka, Realtree, Remington and U.S. Bank. 

Terri Clark, Tracy Lawrence, Craig Morgan, Chuck Wicks and Mark Wills will provide entertainment at Elk Camp evening events at The Mirage. Wicks and Wills will join fellow country music performing artists Chad Bushnell, Lucas Hoge, Erin Michelle, Jay Ketchem and Genevieve Allen on the Cabela's Live Stage (Booth #1220) located on the floor of the newly expanded Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Exposition. 

The expo will take place in the South Halls of the LVCC in conjunction with the Popular Cowboy Christmas Dec. 3-12. Expo sponsors include Cabela's, Chevrolet, Yamaha, Alps Outdoorz and Peak & BlueDEF.


We The People...

With the upcoming 2016 elections on the forefront of every American mind, I can’t help but beg the question; What makes America great?

This past month, I did a tremendous amount of reflection on this question specifically. The answer that I came to:

We the people make America great.

We the people have always made America great. Those that were willing to take a risk, make a sacrifice and take responsibility for their individual future ultimately reaped the reward of freedom.  We the people residing within the USA are free to pursue our hopes and dreams, practice religious freedom, speech and the right to keep and bear arms amongst other freedoms.

That landscape has changed tremendously in time and as a society, we are losing more freedom every day. Our culture is morphing into a state of complacency and entitlement. Sustaining our freedom and our way of life must start with each and every one of us as individuals.

A life dedicated and lived serving others, serving the greater good, the big picture, rather than what the individual wants is a life that creates legacy and change.

Think about this…

We are Americans, we are free to pursue our dreams, the only thing stopping each and every one of us from reaching our goals and living our dreams, simply put, is the limitations that we place upon ourselves.

What if someone took the time to show us that we do not have to live within our self-imposed limitations? What if someone took the time to demonstrate to us that we can conceive a goal, believe that it can happen and with effort, energy and a will to persevere, we can turn those dreams into a reality?

What if that someone is you? What if today, you gave someone hope, inspiration, encouragement and the educational tools to help them actualize success?

What if each and every one of us took responsibility for our own success and stopped blaming someone else for things not working out our way? I truly believe that weather you think you can do something or conversely, think you can’t, you are right.

In order to ensure the future of our time honored hunting traditions and shooting sports while leading the way in conservation of our greatest asset, our freedom, we must each stand up as leaders. First within our own families and then within our own communities, demonstrating to our fellow countrymen that are trying to strip our rights away from us, that we will not be shaken, that we stand united and we will uphold the constitution of the United States of America. That we the people are capable of not only surviving in this world, but thriving as self-sufficient citizens.

Take the time to mentor someone. Introduce them to shooting sports, take them afield and teach them how and why hunting is conservation. Empower them with knowledge and mental fortitude that they can live out their hopes and dreams. If we each take the time to inspire one person and they do the same and so on and so forth, the ripple effect will be felt by the world.

Let the world hear us as conservationists, sportsmen and patriots of this great nation. We will not be shaken, we are the greatest nation on earth and we will not continue to accept the path that we are currently heading. We as hunters have created the greatest conservation movement the world has ever seen, benefitting all wildlife and their habitat. We as gun owners have kept the safest communities and we the people will stand up to protect this beautiful way of life that makes America so great…

Kristy Join's the NRA Women's Channel

NRA Women’s Channel is designed for lady gun enthusiasts and is a tremendous resource for women to receive news, education, event information and more. And the NRA is telling stories of empowered women. The NRA invites you to come explore NRA Women’s Channel, to explore, connect and unite with the women of the NRA.

Kristy is honored to join the team of NRA Tips & Tactics instructors. Sponsored by Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, this is an interactive site where you can view training videos, anywhere, from professionals on marksmanship, hunting, self-defense and competition.

Coming soon, Kristy’s eight part series of tips and tactics that ladies can look forward to are listed below-

  Bipod in the Field

  Rifle Fit

  Natural Point of Aim

  Sight Picture

  Positional Shooting

  Optic Magnification

  Reticle Movement

  Mindset Afield

In addition to NRA Tips and Tactics, the NRA Women’s Channel features Armed & Fabulous, detailing the stories of women that have dedicated their lives to protecting our second amendment and they are the definition of armed and fabulous.

Love At First Shot, hosted by Natalie Foster, this is the NRA’s newest series providing a first-hand look at the shooting sports for the first timer.

NRA New Energy, where you will meet the faces of the NRA who are making a difference.

Learn how to better protect yourself and your loved ones with these safety strategies. If you’ve been in a situation where you refused to be a victim, let us tell your story on NRA Refuse To Be A Victim.

Be sure to join Kristy and the ladies of the NRA at the annual Women’s Leadership Forum, Uniting Women of Influence, to defend second amendment freedoms and helps secure the future of the NRA through philanthropic leadership. This year’s forum, October 9th-11th at the Broadmoor, in Colorado. Continue to join...

NRA Instructor- Refuse to be a Victim & Basic Pistol

March 25th, 26th and 27th myself along with Sharon Preston, Linda Hanson and Sheila Larson of the Ladies of Lead Group Therapy LLC. attended the NRA Instructor Certification Course, Refuse to be a Victim Instructor Course and Basic Pistol Instructor Course.

As new graduates, we are all now qualified to teach the NRA Refuse to be a Victim and Basic Pistol Course. Within the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course, attendees are allowed the opportunity to learn about various pistols, cartridges, bullets and shooting positions. There is 8 hours of classroom instruction followed by 4 hours of range time.

Within the Refuse to be a Victim, attendees will learn to have an overall personal safety strategy in place, before it is needed. With topics covered including home security, personal security, automobile security, workplace security, and technological security.

For additional information contact Sharon Preston at Ladies of Lead, Group Therapy LLC at 541.788.5858 or www.lolgrouptherapy.com .