About Babes with Bullets and LACE...

We are the only firearms academy with all female instructors that are national and world ranked shooters.  Check out this great video!

Babes with bullets & ladies adventure camp experience

Instructor Lisa Munson demonstrating proper presentation and grip during dry fire exercise.

Babes with Bullets started in 2004...

...at the Louisiana home range of head instructor, Kay Miculek. Deb Ferns, a novice shooter who shot a gun for the first time at age 45, was invited by world and national handgun champion, Lisa Munson, to attend the 2004 event. 

Ladies learning how to safely handle firearms with expert instructors.

After a fun & successful weekend...

...of women teaching women to shoot in a supportive environment, the three ladies (Deb, Kay and Lisa) decided to offer similar camps at other locations across the country. With the assistance of Smith & Wesson, the women launched the Babes with Bullets firearms academy that ran from April 2004 to November 2019 with over 5,500 alum spread throughout North America.

One of the squads at the BWB 3-gun challenge side match learning how to throw hatchets.

Moving forward into 2020,

the Babes with Bullets program continues with its annual Diamond Camp, and the Babes with Bullets 3-gun Challenge.

LADIES ADVENTURE CAMP EXPERIENCE

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Teaching Women to Love and Appreciate the Great Outdoors!

In 2004, when Deb Ferns and Kay Miculek started “Babes with Bullets, Women’s Action Shooting Camps”, there was literally no other shooting academy in the world that existed to cater specifically to women, where the instructors were all female national and world champions. With the help of Foundation Sponsor Smith & Wesson all the loaner equipment is also supplied for the gals to be able to “try before they buy.” Since this time, Babes with Bullets co-founder/camp director, Deb Ferns, has created another women’s program called LACE; Ladies Adventure Camp Experience. As Deb noted “I didn’t start hunting until my mid-50’s and for years have wanted to see more women mentoring other women in both hunting and fishing adventures. LACE is one of my long time dreams coming to life!”


Through LACE women will have the opportunity to fish and hunt with Deb and her crew; who are all either Babes with Bullets instructors or Babes alum who are experts in the hunting fields. We have established fishing venue throughout the United States who welcome our attendees.


Campers get to try loaner equipment before they buy anything. So whether it’s fishing reels, shotguns or rifles campers have the chance to “try before they buy.” In other words you show up for the LACE program with the recommended clothing list that will be provided and be ready to have a good time!


LACE is an excellent way for the novice or experienced outdoor woman to join in the unique experience of being on an adventure with other women. Check it out and if you have questions reach out to Deb@debferns.com


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