The GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) has announced that it will hold the Palmetto GLOCK Girl Shootout, the second-ever ladies only match on April 28-29, at B.E.L.T. Training, in Reevesville, S.C. 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, S.C. 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 dominate with my GLOCK!”
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. Each division with a minimum of ten participants will award a GLOCK pistol to the highest performer. Last year, the first-ever ladies only match was held at the same location May 28-29.
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.
“As a young woman shooter, I encourage all girls to try the sport,” said Tori Nonaka, Team GLOCK Shooting Squad Member. “I think that this ladies only event is one of the best opportunities to get to know other women shooters and to show off your skills!”
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. All competitors are required to shoot with a GLOCK pistol, and representatives will have stock GLOCK pistols for use if competitors do not bring their own.
There are many benefits of GSSF membership, including an opportunity to attend a GLOCK Armorer course. 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.