Wednesday, February 27, 2019

We Are Two Days Away!

Wow! We are two days away from opening!! This is exciting and scary all at the same time. We always knew we wanted to be business owners, and we are stoked that this type of business is what we are pursuing. We have been fortunate along the way, with certain processes going much quicker than expected, being able to attend SHOT Show at the last minute, wholesalers that are great to work with, a marketing and branding guru that loves what we're doing and has run with it... the list could go on and on.

We are looking forward to growing this business from a gear and accessories retail online store to a full gun store that has firearms, a lot more gear and accessories than we are starting out with, educational classes, events, and more!

Every business starts somewhere. Some start small, some start big. Some have investors, some do not. We fall into the small, no investor category which allows us flexibility to learn and grow exponentially! We are so happy you are on this journey with us. We have had so much positive feedback and engagement from our supporters. Thank you, all, so much for the Facebook page likes, the Instagram following, the sharing of our posts, and the time you take to support us in this endeavor. It means the world to us!

Shoot On!
Diva Dawn

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

It's Been Awhile...

Hey everybody! It has been awhile since we've blogged. We have been busy setting up the e-Commerce website, receiving and processing inventory, signing up for some fantastic events and getting a little range time in between all of the above!

We only have 9 days until opening!!! Can you believe how fast this is all coming together? We can't, either! We've got that hustle and motivation, though, so the sky is the limit!

Here is a list of gear we will be carrying:

Range Bags - Great assortment (including Mossy Oak and Muddy Girl)
MagLulas/Magazine Loaders - Pink, Purple, and Black
Pistol Rugs (Large) - Leopard, Mossy Oak w/Pink Trim, Black w/Pink Trim
Concealed Carry - Can Can Concealment IWB Holsters, Gun Toten Mamas Purses
Targets - Mostly 8 inch, some 12 inch; color explodes on impact so you can easily see your shot 
Hearing Protection - Electronic and Non-Electronic, many colors
Eye Protection - SSP Eyewear, multiple frame colors and lens colors
Non-Lethal Protection - Stun Guns and Pepper Spray
Sleepwear - Grey w/Camo accents, Pink/Mauve with Camo Accents, Camo w/Pink Accents
Lingerie - Camo with Aqua Accents and Camo with Cranberry Accents
Shooting Diva Swag - T-Shirts, Tumblers/Coffee Mugs, Koozies

We can't wait!! Only 9 more days and counting! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! :)

Shoot On!
Diva Dawn

Monday, February 11, 2019

3 More Weeks Until the Store is Open!

Happy Monday morning, Shooting Diva followers! There are only 3 weeks left until the e-Commerce store opens. How exciting! We will have everything you need to get started at the range, as well as concealed carry purses and holsters, and non-lethal options as well. We cannot wait to share our passion for the shooting sports with you!

March 1st is the Grand Opening date! 

We will have:

Range Bags
Eye Protection
Hearing Protection
Pistol Rugs
Magazine Loaders
Concealed Carry Inside the Waist Band (IWB) holsters
Concealed Carry Purses
Stun Guns
Pepper Spray
Camo Sleepwear
Camo Lingerie

Be sure to keep an eye out for our updates!

Shoot On!
Diva Dawn

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

4 MORE Reasons to Shoot

You've been waiting for the follow up... We have been very busy wrapping up the odds and ends needed to open on March 1st. Orders have been placed (our first shipment came last night - yay!) Nevertheless, as promised, here are 4 MORE reasons to go to the shooting range:

1) Physical Fitness - say what? Yes, whether you are shooting handguns, rifles, or shotguns, it promotes physical fitness. Is it the same as running a mile or doing 50 burpees or 25 overhead presses? No. BUT, it absolutely requires and builds arm strength, solid core, controlled breathing and much more. Physical discipline is a little known side affect to shooting. Worried that you might not be strong enough? Start with a lower caliber firearm. I can say with great confidence that if you are worried about your strength and start with a .22 pistol instead of a .45 you will enjoy shooting much more than if you started with the .45. My goodness, that would probably just scare you away - even if you ARE physically fit already. The smaller the gauge/caliber, the less recoil there is, the easier it is to shoot.

2) Mental Discipline - target shooting, skeet shooting, etc. all requires a great deal of focus. Each type of shooting requires different methods to accurately hit your target. Pistol shooting, for instance, requires that you hold the pistol in one position and focus on the front sight to hit your target (there is much more to it than this, but this is one example.) Skeet shooting; however, requires you to "lead" the target you are trying to hit. In other words, you are swinging your shotgun to hit the target and after you have pulled the trigger, you are going to keep swinging to complete the rotation; this provides follow through. The more mental discipline you have, the more you are able to maintain a level head in the face of pressure or adversity. This affect can trickle into your personal life - not a bad side effect, right?

3) Liberty - this is probably one of the biggest arguments in America right now. Our Pledge of Allegiance does in fact say "with liberty and justice for all," yet so many are against gun ownership right now. They say "guns kill people." Well, an inanimate object cannot kill someone on its own accord. If so, we would say "knives kill people" or "cars kill people" or "spoons kill people." People are afraid of guns. We get it, we really do. It is important that we continue to practice our right to liberty and educate those who do not understand why we feel so strongly about this. Our forefathers put the 2nd Amendment in our Constitution for a reason - so that we may all have the right to protect ourselves and our families. I encourage everyone to be a part of the solution instead of the problem. Take a friend to the shooting range and have an adult conversation about it. Do some research first so you are prepared and have true knowledge to fall back on. Shooting ranges are not the place for heated arguments!

4) Confidence - I mentioned earlier that people are afraid of guns. Guns are powerful weapons, no doubt! I am living proof that going to the shooting range and plinking brass inspires confidence. I, too, was afraid of guns for most of my life. I went shooting with my husband and some family members and absolutely fell in love with it. When taught to shoot properly, hitting those targets with more accuracy becomes a reality. With confidence, comes less fear. The more you practice and handle a gun, the less afraid of it you will become. This is so, so important!

We hope you enjoyed reading 4 MORE reasons to shoot. If any of the reasons we have presented intrigue you, let us know. We are keeping a list of people who have mentioned to us they would like to start shooting, learn how to shoot, etc. Our plan is to hold a range day at a local range to introduce target shooting to this group of folks. Once we have our training certifications, we will be teaching classes through the NRA and hopefully USCCA. We look forward to plinking targets with you one day soon!

Shoot On!
Diva Dawn