Julie Golob Receives “Woman of the Gun” NSSF Award

Women of The Gun Julie Golob
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) named champion shooter and safety advocate Julie Golob the winner of its first-ever “Woman of the Gun Award”  IMG Smith & Wesson

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) named champion shooter and safety advocate Julie Golob the winner of its first-ever “Woman of the Gun Award” during the 2022 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The award recognizes Golob’s achievements and contributions to shooting sports, as well as her work to promote the mission and message of NSSF’s Project ChildSafe program.

“Julie is a mom, veteran, hunter, and one of the most decorated handgun shooting champions in the world,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF’s President and CEO. “For more than a decade, she’s also been an invaluable partner to our Project ChildSafe program, giving of her time, her talents and her energy to promote firearm safety education.”

Julie’s career in competitive shooting started when she took top honors in several matches as a junior competitor, leading up to her recruitment by the U.S. Army Shooting Team. Since then, she earned more than 150 major championship titles, including more than 50 world and national titles, over the past 30 years. She is also the first woman in history to win U.S. Practical Shooting Association Championships in all seven handgun divisions.

Golob began working with NSSF’s Project ChildSafe program in 2013, lending her name and expertise to a host of firearm safety education efforts, including guests columns, social media campaigns, public appearances, and videos—including a feature video on how to talk to kids about gun safety.

“I’m a huge advocate of passing on the tradition of safe and fun enjoyment of the shooting sports—they’re an indelible part of our heritage as a nation,” Golob said. “My whole family shares that heritage and all of us can take pride in the results of our collective work to promote gun safety and responsibility.”

NSSF launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 as a nationwide program to promote secure and responsible storage of firearms when they are not in use to help prevent accidents and thefts and help play a part in suicide prevention. In that time Project ChildSafe has been recognized by the National Safety Council and the U.S. Department of Justice, among others, for its effectiveness in educating gun owners. Most importantly, over the past 20 years, fatal firearms accidents have dropped to historic lows.

More information is available at www.projectchildsafe.org.

About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org

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Doug G.

I consider Julie a friend and it’s great to see such a remarkable woman get recognized for her efforts in the firearms industry and with shooters worldwide.
You should have her book “Shoot – Your guide to shooting and competition” in your library. If you have young kids or grand kids check out her children’s book on gun safety, “Toys, Tools, Guns and Rules”. She is also in many S&W GunSmart training videos at Smith-Wesson.com.

Wild Bill

Isn’t this the lady that had to resign from the NRA board of directors, when she realized what was going on?

Doug G.

Yes. She was on the Board for a short time and resigned but, to my knowledge, she hasn’t spoken specifically on her reasons. She still supports the efforts of the NRA, NRA-ILA, in sports, education, gun safety and politics.

Wild Bill



Congrats. Where is/are the gun(s) that you used?