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"She has inspired me to look at the big
picture and not just one facet of my life and
the shooting industry. I consider Julie to be
my biggest shooting influence and mentor,"
A dominant force in competitive shooting,
Golob has won 130 championships in
multiple disciplines over the past two
decades. She also racked up a slew of
individual awards during the aforementioned
period. And recently, Golob added an IPSC
World Championship Classic Division gold
medal last year in Châteauroux, France, to
her trophy case-something she is especially
proud of. Ever humble, Golob gives as much
credit to her gear as she does to her own skill.
"In IPSC, gear must meet your demands.
My American Eagle ammunition ran
flawlessly over the six days of competition,"
said Golob. "With the peace of mind that my
gear would always be there for me, I could
focus 100 percent on my performance."
Throughout her shooting career, Golob has
been an accessible figure to those looking
to follow in her footsteps. She was a regular
on season one of NRATV's Love at First
Shot, and since the second season she's
been the lead firearms instructor. The show,
which is now in season four, is a vehicle for
Golob to display her passion to the masses:
encouraging first-timers to pick up a gun and
learn how to shoot it properly and safely.
"I am so proud of my work on this project.
Since coming on as lead trainer in season
two, it's been one of my favorite filming
projects and this season-I think it's the best
yet," said Golob.
Golob's love for the shooting sports is infectious. She's more than just an excellent ambassador for competitive shooting-she is a
GUNS & RULES
Julie Golob is also an
who enjoys writing
almost as much as
she does shooting.
And people are
reading her work-in
less than 24 hours,
the pro shooter's
latest book, Toys,
Tools, Guns & Rules: A Children's Book
About Gun Safety climbed to the top of
the Amazon sales chart in the Children's
Safety Books category. Golob said that
she wrote the book as a new option for
parents to break the ice with their kids on
the topic of gun safety in a fun way.
"I've been around firearms and the
shooting sports all my life. As a mother
of two young children, I wrote Toys,
Tools, Guns & Rules to continue to teach
my daughters about guns and firearm
safety at a young age," said Golob.
"My goal is to provide parents this
educational resource to help encourage
an open conversation with kids, because
gun safety is for everyone."
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