Babes with Bullets™ is the only firearms academy traveling across the US offering training to women at a novice level, along with enhancing the shooting sports ability of women at the intermediate level. Based on a more informal “camp” atmosphere, each program is taught by women who are national and world shooting sports champions.
The first event was held in April, 2004, at the Louisiana home range of head instructor, Kay Clark Miculek. Deb Ferns, a novice shooter who shot a gun for the first time at age 45, was invited by Lisa Munson to attend the 2004 event. After completing the weekend with 24 ladies helping each other the three ladies (Deb, Kay and Lisa) decided to start offering the camps at other locations across the country, with the assistance of Smith & Wesson. Now, over a dozen years later, with over 5,200 alumnae, the camps continue to grow, offering training in Practical Handgun, along with camps offering Rifle and Shotgun training as well.
Deb Ferns, MBA – is the co-founder and camp director. She started shooting on her 45th birthday and is now an active multi-gun competitor. Deb has won a 3Gun National Title in Heavy Metal Division. Deb resides in Tucson, Arizona, married to Gary and has two daughters.
Kay Clark Miculek – has been one of the top-ranked female shooters on the Action Shooting circuit for the past twenty-four years. She has won 15 USPSA National Multi-Gun titles, 10 USPSA National Handgun titles, numerous state and regional shooting titles, and is a 7 time World Speed Shooting Champion. Kay was a member of the USPSA women’s Gold Team for 18 consecutive years, during which time she won 2 individual IPSC World Handgun titles and was a member of the USPSA World Championship Women’s Open division team four times. Kay resides in Princeton, LA, married to Jerry, and has three children.
Lisa Munson – was one of the original instructors at the 2004 event, carries the title of Senior Instructor and has been a vested part of the Babes with Bullets management team from the beginning. She is a 13 time National Handgun Champion and a Gold Medalist on several of the World USA Team handgun championships. Lisa lives near Seattle, WA, married to Eric and has two children.
Lanny and Tracy Barnes – Three time Olympians in the sport of Biathlon, twin sisters Tracy & Lanny Barnes started their 3-gun careers after the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. They both have national multi-gun titles to their names and currently Lanny is rated in the top four women in the nation for rifle, shotgun and handgun. Lanny and Tracy hail from Durango, CO.
Maggie Reese – is a 3-time National Champion in USPSA Multi-Gun. She has also won multiple champion titles at Superstition Mountain Mystery 3 Gun, MGM IronMan 3 Gun and Rocky Mountain 3 Gun.
Sheila Brey – starting shooting in local pistol shooting competitions in 1985 and by 1989 was competing in national level events. She was the first woman to achieve the coveted classification of “Master” within the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA). Sheila is a many time USPSA national area champion and has competed in many world and international handgun tournaments as well. Sheila also enjoys shooting shotgun in Sporting Clays in competition
Sheila Hoekstra – Competitive Shooter since 2004 – USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association), Steel Challenge, ICORE (International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiast), 3 gun and IDPA. Placed High Lady in several State and regional matches for all disciplines, pistol, revolver and 3 gun. Also last year finished 4th lady at Revolver Nationals. Sheila recently took high lady in open division at IRC(international revolver championship). Sheila is based out of Kalamazoo Michigan, works at On Target gun store, married to Todd and they have one son.
Annette Aysen – has been competing in shooting sports for almost 25 years! She has been a Babes with Bullets instructor for the last eight years. Annette is the Chair of the International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts, ICORE, and also holds range officer certifications in NRA and USPSA as well. Annette holds several national and world handgun titles in the revolver classification. She is a long time member of the Smith & Wesson “pro” team.” We should add in that Annette is from Thibodaux LA, married to Elliot with one son and two grandchildren.
Lena Miculek – is a third generation competitive shooter following in the footsteps of her grandfather and parents (Jerry & Kay Miculek). She was born at the family home at Shootout Range and her first competition was as an 8 year old participating in a multi-gun program called Sportsman’s Team Challenge. Lena hasn’t stopped competing since that time, winning her first World Shotgun (IPSC title in Hungry) in 2012. Lena has won several world and national titles in both shotgun and multi-gun since that time. Princeton, LA, is Lena’s home base.
Athena Lee – has been with the Babes with Bullets program from the start as an instructor back at the first event in 2004! She has several World Gold “team” championship handgun titles to her credit along with an individual World Gold.
Debbie Keehart – has been a Babes instructor almost since we began! She has been a sponsored competitor for 22 years and a firearms instructor for 11. Some of her top accomplishments include a Lady’s World Shoot Title & National Title in IPSC/USPSA. A couple World Shoot – Off Top Lady Titles, and several Area USPSA Top Lady Titles.
Besides her passion for shooting and teaching, Debbie puts her heart into her full time business as a Realtor. She also loves off – roading, water sports, and travel when she takes a break from her businesses!
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