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3rd Annual American Rifleman Ladies Pistol Project

2:45pm - 3:45pm on Sep 15, 2018, Saturday|Greater Richmond Convention Center, Room E11B|View Details|Add To Calendar

3rd Annual American Rifleman Ladies Pistol Project

Presenters - Ann Y. Smith, Donna Worthy, and Casey Jackson

If you are a firearms instructor, sell firearms or just want suggestions on which handguns women like, don’t miss this seminar. The 3rd Annual American Rifleman Ladies Pistol Project commenced in July with a two-day event at an outdoor range, facilitated by Ann Smith of American Rifleman, and Donna Worthy and Casey Jackson of Worth-A-Shot Firearms and Training. This year, 66 women fired 26 handguns—22 pistols and 4 revolvers—in an ongoing effort to determine which guns, and in particular which features on those guns, women like best. With so many new pistol models introduced in the recent past, what will this year’s results yield? Find out first at this special session. 


Meet Ann Y. Smith

Ann Y. Smith is the Senior Executive Editor, digital, for American Rifleman. An NRA Life member, Ann joined NRA Publications in March 2001. Within a year she was named managing editor, then executive editor, of NRA’s Woman’s Outlook (2002-2006), NRA’s first Official Journal to address the shooting, hunting and Second Amendment interests of NRA’s female members. In 2007 she became the first editor in chief of NRA Publications’ newly formed E-Media department, overseeing the development of several award-winning web properties, including, and


Meet Donna Worthy

Donna Worthy owns Worth-A-Shot Firearms and Training in Millersville, Maryland, which she founded after a line-of-duty injury forced her early retirement from the Baltimore Police Department. Having faced numerous life-and-death situations working in patrol, undercover drugs, and as a raid team member, Donna became an NRA instructor, teaching pistol, rifle, shotgun, Refuse To Be A Victim, and Personal Protection. Donna is a certified gunsmith and an armorer for multiple pistol manufacturers, and her store has become Maryland’s No. 1 seller of Glock pistols.

Meet Casey Jackson

Casey Jackson, part owner of Worth-A-Shot, is working toward a college degree while she works side by side with her mom selling guns and training clients, while helping manage the business and its 10 employees. She is not a typical 20-year-old, having started shooting when she was 8 years old. She is now an expert-level handgun shooter, Glock armorer, and recently initiated a women’s shooting group at Worth-A-Shot, with each class 100 percent filled.


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NRA Carry Guard Expo

A 3-day educational and interactive experience dedicated to Individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills within personal protection, concealed carry and defense tactics.