In the season 3 premiere of Love at First Shot, we meet three young women who are relatively new to the shooting sports, but who each have a personal goal they're hoping to achieve. Mentored by host Natalie Foster and trained by Team Smith & Wesson captain Julie Golob, the journey begins with getting to know each of the ladies and their backgrounds and expectations, hopes and fears.
Erin Byrne, Jasmine Elias and Natalie Fletcher each came to Love at First Shot seeking a distinctive goal. For Erin, it's going on her first hunt. Jasmine is working toward obtain her concealed carry permit and going through a tactical combat house. And Natalie is prepping for her first competition. You can learn a little more about each of the ladies below.
Erin is looking to overcome a less-than-wonderful first-time shooting experience, and who better to lead the way than head trainer Julie Golob. After spending the last four years in Washington, D.C., Erin recently moved to Dallas where the conversation about firearms is refreshingly open and accepting. As an avid outdoorswoman with a love for fly-fishing, she's ready to expand to the shooting sports and is preparing to go on her first hunt.
A frightening and potentially life-threatening encounter at a gas station is what led to Jasmine's drive to protect herself. The blogger from Dallas loves all things fashion, travel and lifestyle. She grew up around guns and has always been comfortable around them—unless she's the one doing the shooting. After her recent incident, Jasmine's made it her mission to become proficient in handling and carrying a firearm to ensure her own safety and security.
The most experienced shooter of the ladies, Natalie is looking to put her skills to test at the USPSA Double Tap Championship. With a career in the technology start-up industry, Natalie is used to being in a male-dominated environment. A Texas girl through and through, she grew up around guns and often spent weekends shooting skeet at the ranch. Competition shooting has always been in the back of her mind, and she’s decided that now is the time to give it a try.