Year Born: 1943
Gun model: Syren Tempio Sporting 12 gauge, 20 & 28 ga combo
Any modifications:
12 ga has an adjust.comb, LOP adjusted, Kick-eez pad, 20/28 combo “out of the box”
Began shooting: Recreationally since 1992, Competitively since 2006

I was given a shotgun for a wedding gift in 1988 and I didn’t know one thing about shotguns or clay targets. In the early 90’s, I went to a weekend workshop held for women that was sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife and I enrolled in Shotgun 101. I learned a few basics and the one major thing was that my gun didn’t fit. With minor gun fit issues resolved, I participated in my first Ladies Charity event a few weeks later and broke 8 out of 50 targets and was hooked. After that, I shot recreationally for years, learning the ropes. I purchased another gun and promptly paid $900 for a gun fit. Then two things happed in 2005, I was asked to chair the Ladies Charity Clay Event in Houston, and rejoined NSCA and was asked to complete the unexpired term of Secretary for the Texas Sporting Clays Association. I ran successfully for 2 additional terms, ending in 2010. During those years, I took my Level I Instructors Certification, made many industry contacts, competitor friends and became deeply involved in providing women with shooting opportunities through the Women’s Recreational Shooting Association (WRSA) and chairing all their events. In 2012, our Houston group separated from WRSA, and I charted Lady Clay Shooters. I am President and official Chair. We host one large fundraiser each Spring that supports a local children’s charity that serves low income special needs children. We also host a Summer League, Fun Shoots, instructional clinics and one care-cleaning-and-equipment workshop that is scheduled for the Fall/Winter. I am excited about this new adventure life has presented to me, Syren and I fit like a hand in a glove.

Primary Disciplines:

Sporting Clays

About Barbara

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Residence: Cypress, Texas (suburb of Houston)
Do you give shooting instruction? Yes, NSCA Level 1 Certified
Home Club: Greater Houston Gun Club
Do you have any special causes? I am a founding member of Lady Clay Shooters, Inc. a 501©3 Tax Exempt organization. Our mission is to provide opportunities for women to join the shooting sports with an annual event benefitting local Houston area children’s charities.

What’s your advice on getting new lady shooters involved?

Introduce yourself and invite the new lady to join you right then or at a more convenient time.

What knowledge can you share that would make ladies better shooters?

1. A gun that fits properly
2. Light Ammo
3. Good Coaching/Instruction
4. Quality Practice

Notable Wins:

  • All American Team Lady 20 ga 2013 – 2017
  • All American Team Lady 28 ga 2015 – 2017

What gear do you use?

Hat/No Hat: No Hat, foam visors
Glasses: Decot Hy-Wyd Revel
Ear Plugs: Audio Protective custom molded
Ammo: Fiocchi and Rio
Vest: Syren vest
Pouch: Syren pouch
Attire: Summer = shorts, skorts. Winter = leggings and boots
Shoes: Summer = Keds canvas sneakers. Winter = boots