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NRA Women – Meet Ava Flanell

NRA Women kindly did a feature on me after I became a brand ambassador for Federal Premium Ammunition. Check it out here.  

It’s Never Too Late – It’s Federal Season Podcast

I’m excited to announce I recently became a brand ambassador for Federal Premium Ammunition. Right before that, I was a guest on their podcast and discussed my story of changing careers and becoming a firearms trainer. Listen to the episode here.  

Snap Caps For All Skill Levels – Smith & Wesson Blog

Written by Ava Flanell Check out my latest article written for the Smith and Wesson’s Blog. I discuss a number of simple training exercises you can do with snap caps. They are simple and affordable ways to maximize your training to improve your shooting no matter what your skill level.

Comment Guide for Braces

Link to comment on Braces Re: (ATF 2021R-08): https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/06/10/2021-12176/factoring-criteria-for-firearms-with-attached-stabilizing-braces#open-comment Don’t: Absolutely no cursing, it will not count if you do. Do not use a form letter. Form letter submissions get discarded. Don’t copy and paste, each comment needs to be unique. Do not comment anonymously, it won’t count if you do.  No threats or derogatory […]

Comment Guide for Firearm/Receiver Definitions

Link to comment on Firearms Definitions and 80% Firearms RE: ATF 2021R-05: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/05/21/2021-10058/definition-of-frame-or-receiver-and-identification-of-firearms#open-comment Don’t: Absolutely no cursing, it will not count if you do. Do not use a form letter. Form letter submissions only count as one submission. Don’t copy and paste, each comment needs to be unique. Do not comment anonymously, it won’t count […]

GETTING CUSTOMERS POLITICALLY ENGAGED – Dealer Advantage – Shooting Industry Magazine

Check out my latest article written for the latest Dealer Advantage section of Shooting Industry Magazine. I discuss the importance of educating our customers on politics and the importance of getting active in our political climate to protect the 2nd Amendment.  

Check Your Assumptions At The Door – Shooting Industry Magazine – May 2021

by Ava Flanell Check out my latest article written for the May Issue of Shooting Industry Magazine. I discuss five different things to avoid in working with female customers especially those new to the shooting world.

2021 Trends – Shooting Industry Magazine – April 2021

Check out my latest article written for the April issue of Shooting Industry Magazine. This time I discussed several emerging trends and the outlook of the industry do to consumer needs, impact of continued shortages, new technologies, and the evolution of consumers getting better educated. 

When There’s No Ammo On The Shelves – Shooting Industry Magazine – February 2021

Written By Ava Flanell Check out my latest article written for the February issue of Shooting Industry Magazine. This time I went into some of the things gun stores and users alike can do to survive when there is no ammo to be found on the shelves.

The Smith And Wesson EZ: An Ava Flanell Triptych – GunMag Warehouse October, 2020

Written By David Reeder Check out this feature from GunMag Warehouse on my reviews of the Smith and Wesson EZ line of handguns and why they are such a game changer for many that have trouble with stronger springs in many modern semi-auto handguns. There are of course techniques everyone can learn to use handguns […]