Emily Houston Monroe, The "How-To" Gun Girl, is passionate about the shooting sports.

A Brief Introduction

It started as sibling rivalry and grew into a lifelong passion. Target shooting is at the core of Emily Houston Monroe's past, present, and future. From targets to turkeys. From smallbore rifle up to .338 Lapua Magnum. From 10 meters to 1600 yards. If it is a shooting sport, the "How-To" Gun Girl will try it out and explain it all. 

Shooting international air rifle in 2011 at the CMP Camp Perry Air Gun Competition Center


Emily Houston Monroe is a competitive smallbore and air rifle shooter based in New Hampshire, USA. 

Degrees and Certifications:

Shooting Accomplishments

  • Current or past holder of 24 national records in smallbore and air rifle shooting
  • Distinguished Rifleman in 3-Position Smallbore 
  • Most Valuable Player (MVP) four times at MIT
  • NRA 3-Position Air Rifle National Champion (2006)
  • NRA 3-Position Smallbore National Champion team (2003)
  • Ohio 3-Position Smallbore State Indoor Champion (2011)
  • Virginia 3-Position Smallbore State Indoor Champion (2004)
  • Mid-Atlantic Conference All-Conference selection (2007, 2010)
  • More to come as I dig into the archives...



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The "How-To" Gun Girl is owned and operated entirely by Emily Monroe. The opinions expressed on this page are her own. 

Emily Monroe is employed by Sturm, Ruger and Co. as a manufacturing engineer. This blog in no way represents the opinions of Sturm, Ruger, and Co.