Teresa Ovalle, Founder of PPL, is a retired U.S. Marine who has always enjoyed handling firearms, but did not realize her passion for pistol shooting until she took an NRA Basic Pistol Class to improve her skills and increase her comfort level with handguns. Unbeknownst to her, this experience kicked off the spark of pistol passion that would create Pistol Packing Ladies in 2011.
Teresa's favorite part of being a Pistol Packing Lady is taking the new student from uncertainty in her gun safety and gun handling skills to a confident lady shooter. It never stops to amaze Teresa to see how learning to shoot a pistol well and with confidence can empower even the most timid of shooters. Teresa has worked with a number of lady shooters that have been traumatized by life events that have caused a fear of firearms and has nurtured them through the first steps to become an empowered Pistol Packing Lady.
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