Julianna Crowder, president of A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League, announced that Joyce Wilson, executive director of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), will be a keynote speaker at the inaugural A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson.

As executive director of IDPA Wilson has guided the organization’s transformation into the fastest growing shooting sport in America, managed a member-driven review and update of the IDPA Rule Book and overseen the work on a new, soon to launch website that will provide greater value and support for IDPA clubs, match directors and the organization’s 21,000-plus members.

“As the only woman heading up a major shooting sports organization, Joyce Wilson has an impressive record of accomplishment and a unique perspective on the important role women play in the firearms community. We’re very pleased to have Joyce as our keynote speaker and know that our conference attendees are in for a real treat,” said Julianna Crowder.

The 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson, will take place March 22-24 at T.I.G.E.R. Valley, the premiere training facility in Central Texas located in Waco. Bringing together some of the top women in the shooting industry, the conference offers participants training sessions, live-fire instruction and presentations on topics relevant to women participating in the shooting sports today.

The sold-out conference has received a great deal of support from a growing list of firearms industry sponsors including Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Outdoor Wire Digital Network, Taurus and presenting sponsor Smith & Wesson, among others.

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League is a ladies-only organization established by women shooters for women shooters for the pistol, rifle and shotgun sports. Founded in February of 2011 in Austin, Texas, A Girl & A Gun today has more than 1,000 members and 28 clubs in 11 states, making it the fastest growing women’s shooting organization.

For more information on the 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson, or to find a club near you, visit

Source: A Girl and a Gun Club

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