PRO STAFF/INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about Firearms Instructor Rebecca King

Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Rebecca King a few fun questions. Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Pro Staff / Instructors a little better. Rebecca lives in Oklahoma and is an avid competitive shooter and firearms instructor with SLG.

Are you a competitive shooter?
Yes, I am.
What types of matches do you participate in? 
I participate in 3-Gun/Multigun the most. I also shoot some USPSA (action pistol).
What types of firearms do you shoot competitively?
I shoot an AR-15, a 12 gauge shotgun, and a full size 9mm semi-automatic pistol.
If you could only shoot one what would it be?
It’s a tough decision, but I would have to choose the pistol. It is a tool I am comfortable and confident with, which serves a dual purpose of recreation and defense.
How did you get involved with competitive shooting?
I’ve always been competitive by nature, so I started with the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification program competing against myself and moving up the ranks. That gave me a desire for more and I went to my first action pistol match in 2010. 
How long have you been shooting competitively?
Technically for seven years, because I’ve shot a handful of pistol matches back in 2010, but I’ve really only been serious about it for three years. I fell in love with 3 gun in the fall of 2014. 
What shooting skill would you like to master?
I’d love to master my long range rifle skills.
What’s your biggest shooting challenge?
Honestly, my biggest shooting challenge is my budget. Whether you are a serious or leisurely competitor, there are costs involved and 3 gun can be a pretty expensive sport.
What would be the most amazing competitive stage that is still on your bucket list?
I’d love to shoot Blue Ridge Mountain 3 Gun Championship at Rockcastle in Kentucky.
What’s the hardest lesson you’ve learned?
Don’t let a stage ruin your match. Everyone has a bad stage and dwelling on what you did wrong, or targets you missed, will not help your mental game. Shake it off and move on as quickly as you can. 
What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Pistol parts, operation, and fundamentals of shooting.
NON – SHOOTING RELATED 
What do you like most about the SLG shooting trailer?
We have travelled coast to coast in our great country and we’ve met women of all shapes, sizes, colors, abilities, and backgrounds, with an equally diverse set of emotions. Some are excited, apprehensive, curious, or afraid. I am so proud of the women who trust us to help them conquer their fears. What I like most about our trailer is the privilege to be a part of that positive experience for them, and to see them walk out with that huge smile on their face.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
We always make time for what is important to us. So, I’d probably fill it with more of the same. Or, maybe I’d finally organize that closet I’ve been meaning to get to.
What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
I’d travel the world. I’d go to Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, and every national park in our own backyard.
What non-shooting related .. do you wish you knew more about?
I’d like to learn more about forging and blacksmithing. My son got into it a little while ago and it’s fascinating to me. 
What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
I love logistics. The best example is event planning and all the details involved in making it happen. I have a checklist for everything. It’s one of my quirks.
What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
I’ve been to Asia: Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand.
Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?
I go home. I love being home with my family.
Who inspires you to be better?
My children inspire me to be better. It’s a huge responsibility to raise the future.
What are three interesting facts about you?
I’m a Navy veteran, I enjoy riding motorcycles, and I can say the alphabet backwards as easily as I can say it forward.
What is your biggest fear?
My biggest fear is something unthinkable happening to someone I love.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That’s easy. It would be breakfast cereal.
List two pet peeves
People who are habitually late and people who don’t pick up after themselves.
Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Smell.
One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do?
I love Morse Code. I know it’s old school and a little nerdy, but occasionally I will listen and copy code on my computer at home, just because I can.
Mountains or Beach?
Mountains

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