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Gabby Franco was the first female shooter to represent Venezuela in the Olympics. As an accomplished author, speaker, competitive shooter, and instructor, she is recognized worldwide for her shooting skills and advocacy for the right to own and bear arms. Gabby’s 25 years of experience in Olympic, self-defense, and practical shooting have served as a platform to educate and empower thousands of people through live and virtual training across the United States and Puerto Rico. For over eighteen years, Gabby has shown her commitment to promoting the shooting sports by not only participating and winning medals in various competitions, but also sending a message of dedication, sportsmanship, and positive attitude. 

In 2012 Gabby made her first public appearance as a contender in the History Channel’s show TOP SHOT (Season 4) where she became the only woman to ever progress to the final stage of the competition. Following her success from Season 4, Gabby was the single woman to participate in the “All-Star season” of TOP SHOT. In 2013, she published her first book titled Troubleshooting: Mastering Your Pistol Marksmanship, selling thousands of copies worldwide in both English and Spanish.

Gabby Franco represented Remington Outdoors Company from 2014 through 2017 as a competitive shooter in the disciplines of Limited (USPSA) and Tactical OPS (3-Gun), as well as special events at trade shows. Through the same period, Gabby became an NRA News commentator and the host of the NRA Women’s Network show Tips & Tactics.

Volunteering is important to Gabby. She has volunteered her time to train the wives of the Special Forces Community with the Special Forces Charitable Trust. Gabby has served as a coach for disabled veterans at the TOP SHOT Hero competitions hosted by Black Dagger Military Hunt Club. She has also trained several wounded veterans with the Epic Warriors Organization. Spoke to the Marines at the MCAS Yuma Range and taught a class about precision shooting. Gabby participated as an instructor at multiple A Girl & A Gun and The Well Armed Woman conferences. Gabby has donated portions of her revenue to sponsor Junior shooting teams such as Yuma Young Guns (Arizona) and Oakmont Vikings Trap Club (California). Also, after the 2017 Hurricane Harvey, Gabby worked as a volunteer at the Houston Emergency Aid Coalition and donated 100% percent of the proceedings of her seminar for the Hurricane relief fund.

Currently, Gabby is a Brand Ambassador for Liberty Safes and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) as a competitive shooter. She is also a member of the 2017-2018 NRA Sports Shooting and the NSSF Inclusion and Outreach committee.

Gabby Franco

Work Experience

Firearms Instructor
  • - Precision Shooting
  • - Competitive Shooting
Sales

  • - Tactical Accessories sales
  • - International Firearms sales
  • - Customer service
  • - Firearms Retail salesperson
  • - Firearms and accessories special order sales

Shooting Courses and Certifications

  • Tactical Pistol Training – Level I
  • Tactical Pistol Training – Level II
  • Tactical Carbine Training
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor
  • Glock Professional Certified Armorer

Shooting Experience

- Overall Experience 20+ Years
  • 1996 – 2001 - Venezuela National Champion in Air Pistol and Sport Pistol (.22cal)
  • 1997 – Silver Medal – Bolivarian Games Arequipa, Peru
  • 1998 - Silver Medal – Central American Games, Venezuela
  • 1998 – Gold Medal – South American Games, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • 1999 – Silver Medal – Pan American Games, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 2000 – 37TH PLACE – Olympic Games - Sydney, Australia
  • 2000 – Gold Medal – South American Games - Lima, PERU
  • 2001 – Gold Medal – Bolivarian Games - Ambato, Ecuador
  • 2001 – 9TH Place – World Cup - Atlanta, GA USA
  • 2002 – 3 Gold Medals – South American Games - Brazil
  • 2011 - Second Place (Limited – D) – USPSA AREA 6 - Frostproof, FL
  • 2015 – Limited High Lady – USPSA Florida Open – Frostproof, FL
  • 2015 – Limited High Lady – USPSA Area 1
  • 2018 – Limited High Lady – USPSA Area 4 (Arkansas)

Other

  • 2012 TOP SHOT Season IV contestant.
  • 2013 Top Shot "All-Stars" Contestant.
  • 2013 Para USA Shooting team member.
  • 2013 NRA News commentator.
  • 2014 Host of NRA Show Tips & Tactics.
  • 2014 Remington Arms shooting team member.
  • 2017 Liberty Safe Brand ambassador.
  • 2018 Sponsored by the NSSF

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