A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League is a ladies-only organization established by women shooters for pistol, rifle, and shotgun training! The league is designed to take beginners to whatever skill level they wish to achieve or provide more experienced shooters with a variety of opportunities through range based training.
If you’re a woman who’s looking to improve their skill levels for self-defense and competitive shooting, or you’re interested in learning how to choose the right guns, gear, and accessories for long-term participation in the community; A Girl & A Gun is a great organization to do so. The events are fun social gatherings where you’ll get firearms training to improve your marksmanship, receive encouragement from a strong community of women and friends, and have the opportunity to ask questions in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Since 2011, A Girl & A Gun events have been successful stepping stones for thousands of women. All events are supervised by certified firearms instructors, and all chapter facilitators are women who can “speak girl” and provide techniques and tips for female shooters. The overarching goal for this organization is to empower and educate women shooters in your community while also having fun on the range.
A Girl & A Gun Delaware Chapter at Black Wing Shooting Center
Black Wing Shooting Center has adopted A Girl & A Gun’s Delaware Chapter, aiming to empower and educate our women shooters in the Delaware, OH community. Leading the chapter is MeLesa Ritterhouse, an Ohio resident who’s been involved with A Girl & A Gun since 2020!
Meet Your Delaware Chapter Leader
“Hello! My name is MeLesa Ritterhouse. Most people call me Missy. I am the Chapter Facilitator of the Delaware, OH Chapter of A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) women’s shooting league. I was born and raised in South Texas, where I grew up hunting with various family members. I started shooting more consistently in 2019 as I worked my way through my first year of widowhood.
I joined A Girl & A Gun in 2020 after taking a handgun basics class with a private instructor, who happened to be a Facilitator for my local chapter of A Girl & A Gun. Through A Girl & A Gun, a whole new world opened up for me, allowing me to train with nationally recognized instructors and take some fantastic classes that have made me a more well-rounded shooter and a more responsibly armed citizen. This has given me the self-confidence to also enter the world of IDPA and 3-Gun shooting.
I now live in Ohio and am happily married to my second husband, who encourages me every step of the way. I love being a student and strive to expand my knowledge so that I can help others on their journey. I am currently a USCCA Certified Instructor and an NRA Range Safety Officer. I am also the owner of Mama Bear Safety Training.
I would like to invite you to the Delaware OH chapter of A Girl and A Gun, where we promote a judgment free, safe, fun environment for women of all shooting skill levels to come out and enjoy learning in the community that we are building. Join today and help us build our sisterhood!”
Join The Chapter
A Girl & A Gun at Black Wing Shooting Center will begin with a meet and greet on August 26th from 4pm-6pm. Here you’ll get to meet your chapter leader, learn more about A Girl & A Gun league and its opportunities, and discuss important topics through a Q&A. Learn more about joining the new chapter here, or visit the Facebook page!