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The GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) has announced that it will hold the Palmetto GLOCK Girl Shootout, the first ever ladies only match on May 28-29, at B.E.L.T. Training, in Reevesville, SC . GSSF is an organization of GLOCK, Inc. that stages indoor and outdoor competitions for GLOCK owners throughout the United States.
Open to all GSSF ladies, the Palmetto GLOCK Girl Shootout is the vision of Lisa Marie Judy, an NRA certified instructor, SC Law Enforcement Division CWP Instructor and owner of B.E.L.T. Training, LLC. Judy’s goal is to offer female shooters the chance to compete against their lady peers in an otherwise male dominant field.
“It’s my experience that husbands and fathers make awful instructors,” said Judy. “It has become my life’s passion to teach women of all ages, no matter what their shooting experience, how to shoot firearms. I truly believe that when women are instilled with confidence, they are able to more than hold their own when shooting competitively against the men.”
Working with GLOCK and GSSF, Judy organized the match with one goal in mind – “Just because I am a girl, it doesn’t mean I can’t ‘Rock out with my GLOCK out’!"
As with all GSSF matches, the Palmetto GLOCK Girl Shootout is family oriented and hosts competitors ranging from beginner to expert. There will be a variety of divisions for competitors to enter, with each offering the chance to win a GLOCK pistol to the highest performance winner provided there are a minimum of ten entries for that division.
A GLOCK pistol will also be given as a special performance award to the Match Meister, the lady with the single best performance score among all the stock divisions in the match. Special recognitions with cash prizes for the highest score in the categories of High Senior, High Super Senior, High Junior and High Challenged will also be awarded.
“GSSF events are a great place to learn the safe handling of firearms in a constructive and enjoyable setting,” said Randi Rogers, Team GLOCK Shooting Squad Member. “The friends you will make and the experience you will have will be priceless. It is my belief that women will help save shooting sports, so let’s get as many girls out there shooting as possible!”
All that is needed to compete is a membership in GSSF and $25 for each division. To join, simply log onto www.GSSFonline.com and complete the application or sign up at the event. Competitors are required to shoot with a GLOCK pistol and a representative will be on hand during the match with stock GLOCK pistols for use in the competition. A custom GLOCK will also be available for the ladies to shoot in the Unlimited Division, which is being gunsmithed and Duracoated by East Coast Guns of Summerville, SC, with the words “2011 First Annual Palmetto GLOCK Girl Shootout” on the slide. Following the match, the gun will be auctioned off with all profits benefiting the “Wounded Warrior Project.”
Benefits of being a GSSF member include the ability to purchase one GLOCK per year at a discounted price and an opportunity to attend The GLOCK Armorer's Class. GSSF is affiliated with the United States Civilian Marksmanship Program, whose benefits are also made available to GSSF members.
To register for the match, or for more information, contact Lisa Marie Judy at 843.729.3917 or visit www.belttraining.com.
GSSF celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2011, and continues to welcome shooters ranging from young and old, law enforcement officers, members of the US Armed Forces and even first time shooters. More than 80,000 members have attended events during the past 19 years, including world champions who started their careers at GSSF matches and continue to return to compete, and introduce their families to the sport of competitive shooting.
About GLOCK, Inc.
GLOCK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with 65% of agencies nationwide choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit www.teamglock.com.